Smart Regions: EGALURG, innovation and mobilisation to serve people beyond borders

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08/03/2021

Thanks to the financial support of Interreg POCTEFA programme, the “EGALURG” project is a true example of innovation and mobilisation to serve people beyond borders.

This is a mobile hospital which was deployed in autumn 2020 at the border between France and Spain to give response to the higher demand of health care services as result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the project, which was conceived in pre-coronavirus time, is to create an operational network for cross-border cooperation in emergency and disaster medicine to allow equal access to emergency care for the populations. Considering that the geographic features along the French and Spanish border make land communication between the two countries more difficult and can also limit access to emergency care for the people who live in these areas, the "mobile hospital" was originally intended to be deployed in the event of disasters causing many injuries, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters. Watch the latest episode of Smart Regions to find out more!

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