RegioStars Awards

The REGIOSTARS are Europe’s awards for the most innovative, regional projects.

Category 5 - Modernising health services (Topic of the year)

199 submissions arrived this year for REGIOSTARS 2019, the annual competition rewarding excellence and new approaches in regional development. This year, we are proud to present to you all of the applications.
The topic of 2019 focuses on innovative projects which help modernise health services and introduce new approaches to the field
For details of the category, we refer you to the Guide for Applicants.

Here are this year’s applications for the REGIOSTARS awards category 5!

Support your favourite project already now! Show the jury which project you find the best and reward them with a trip to Brussels to the REGIOSTARS 2019 award ceremony on the eve of 9 October .
The independent jury will choose up to 5 finalists per category, to be announced on 9 July. The votes casted after this date will be counted further for the finalists, competing for the REGIOSTARS 2019 public choice award.

Action 4 Vision

Faced with the isolation of visually impaired populations in remote cross-border territories due to the inaccessibility of screening programmes and rehabilitation monitoring, the Action4Vision project is developing prevention methods, visual screening and testing an approach to managing visual rehabilitation and local rehabilitation in rural areas, setting up in the southern Alps and the provinces of Imperia and Cuneo.
Timeframe: 01/2017 - 01/2020
Country(ies): France-Italy
Organisation: Mutualité Française PACA SSAM
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Autonomie 2020

Autonomie 2020 is the first French-Swiss project providing an innovative answer to challenge the population ageing. It develops gerontechnology tools to enable seniors to stay home longer. Through surveys, home experimentations, dedicated courses, Autonomie 2020 improves efficient public policies and the silver economy field to fit better with the seniors' need. This cross-border project focuses on the Lemanic region and the results will be shared through national and European networks.
Timeframe: 03/2016 - 06/2019
Country(ies): France-Switzerland
Organisation: Département de la Haute-Savoie
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



The BFCC is a pan-Baltic fracture cooperation network fostering innovation within fracture management. Its infrastructure consists of two pillars which are a transnational fracture registry based at five hospitals and a collaboration platform to promote the development of novel products and clinical procedures. Hospitals across countries foster the innovation of clinical procedures through the exchange of best practice influenced by different national, organisational and regulatory conditions.
Timeframe: 03/2016 - 02/2019
Country(ies): Germany
Organisation: Life Science Nord Management GmbH
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



Development of a "Bio-manufacturing" platform for the development of innovative brain-controlled mechanical prostheses and orthoses. The case of a leg orthosis controlled by a helmet analysing brain waves was chosen and developed in this project thanks to additive manufacturing technologies and know-how in the management of biological signals in a non-invasive way.
Timeframe: 01/2008 - 12/2013
Country(ies): Belgium
Organisation: SIRRIS
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Boletim de Vacinas Eletrónico

The Boletim de Vacinas Eletrónico allows citizens to check their vaccination status through an electronic device. Available for all health entities of the National Health Service, the VACINAS system centralizes the management of the National Vaccination Plan through the registration via Health Professionals and the live update of the citizen’s Vaccines Card. Such dematerialization lead to a better process, less associated costs, service improvement and more proximity between health and citizens.
Timeframe: 10/2015 - 12/2016
Country(ies): Portugal
Organisation: Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, E.P.E. (SPMS)
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Breast Unit in Wroclaw, Poland

Centre of Breast Diseases Breast Unit of the Lower Silesian Oncology Centre in Wrocław is a modern place for complementary health care in the field of breast cancer:starting with prevention through detection and systemic treatment.The three-storey building houses counseling centers, a surgery department, and diagnostic laboratories, where there is,among others,one of four,automatic breast ultrasound in Europe,giving the possibility of the most effective breast prophylaxis with dense tissue
Timeframe: 06/2015 - 11/2018
Country(ies): Poland
Organisation: Lower Silesian Oncology Centre
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Burns Centre with Plastic Surgery

The goal of the project is to improve the availability and quality, as well as to develop on a supra-regional scale highly-specialised medical services in the areas of burns treatment, replantation surgery and plastic surgery through the establishing of a centre that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation of victims of the most serious thermal, chemical and electrical injuries, as well as patients with congenital defects and extensive injuries across the full spectrum of ages (adults and children).
Timeframe: 12/2016 - 07/2019
Country(ies): Poland
Organisation: The Krakow Ludwik Rydygier Specialist Hospital Ltd.
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



People living with dementia experience stigma and isolation, whilst dementia services cost the EU annually €130 billion. To avoid overwhelming health systems and to encourage a more inclusive society, new financially sustainable and widely applicable approaches are needed for dementia care. The CASCADE model promotes a strengths-based approach to holistic person-centred dementia care to maximise independence and quality of life for people living with dementia in the local community.
Timeframe: 04/2017 - 03/2021
Country(ies): Belgium-France-Netherlands-United Kingdom
Organisation: The Health and Europe Centre
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Coordination in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

An investment has been completed that involved the expanding of the rehabilitation division, the purchasing of diagnostic equipment and the re-equipping of the orthopaedic surgery theatre, which has facilitated the implementation of coordinated medical services for patients with osteo-articular and muscular conditions. The actions carried out within the project enabled other forms of assistance to be made available to patients: i.e. consultations in the rehabilitation orthopaedic and pain clinics and rehabilitation at home and as an outpatient.
Timeframe: 12/2014 - 05/2018
Country(ies): Poland
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Centro Materno Infantil do Norte

The Centro Materno Infantil do Norte is a hospital unit with the highest number of deliveries in Norte Region and the second largest in Portugal. It rapidly become the Centre that ensures the largest number of external consultations and surgeries in all the country. Projected to aggregate the various maternal and child healthcare capabilities and services of 3 hospital units, maximising synergies and complementarities between them, it operates according to principles of efficiency and quality.
Timeframe: 07/2011 - 05/2016
Country(ies): Portugal
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Cross border Community Paramedic Project

The CAWT Community Paramedic Project is targeting patient populations in remote and rural / border areas of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland in four pilot localities. Community Paramedics (CPs) are highly trained Ambulance staff who have undergone further specialised training to enable them to see and treat patients in their communities and their own homes, rather than having to transport patients by ambulance to busy hospital emergency / A & E departments.
Timeframe: 09/2017 - 08/2020
Country(ies): Ireland-United Kingdom
Organisation: Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Partnership
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)



Da Vinci surgical system is one of the most technologically advanced robotic surgery systems in the world that supports surgeon’s work and surgical procedures. It is characterised by the unusual precision, low invasiveness, pioneering technological solutions and intuitive interface. Poznan is a dynamically developing city in Western Poland in which there is a Centre equipped with robotic surgery system. Thanks to this investment, the state of medicine in our region follows world trends connected
Timeframe: 10/2018 - 12/2018
Country(ies): Poland
Organisation: Greater Poland Cancer Centre
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



Demographic development in the Netherlands and Germany presents nursing services with ever greater challenges. More older people are in need of care. The increased demand for documentation reduces the time available to them. Very important in nursing is promoting the drinking behavior. A balanced fluid balance is the best means of increasing vitality and well-being of the elderly. So, the consortium wants to develop a digital voiding diary with automated urine analysis as a plug and play device.
Timeframe: 01/2019 - 12/2021
Country(ies): Germany-Netherlands
Organisation: MediPee GmbH
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


E-mental Health Center

The e-Mental Health (eMH) innovation and implementation centre (‘eGGZ Center’) wants to make sure that mental health care remains accessible and affordable for everyone. The centre therefore promotes an integrated approach towards faster and large scale implementation of e-mental health. This is done through intensive cooperation between SMEs, treatment centres, researchers, end users and other stakeholders. This cooperation focuses on development and implementation of 4 Virtual Reality apps.
Timeframe: 12/2015 - 12/2019
Country(ies): Netherlands
Organisation: Arq Psychotrauma Expert Groep
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



Asthma affects 5.5 million children in Europe. Three quarters of parents have difficulties to manage an asthma attack of their child, leading to many hospital admissions. The mobile app "Effic’Asthme" was developed to teach parents the management of asthma attacks in preschool children. Through different scenarios of asthma attacks, parents are trained to identify symptoms and to provide appropriate care. The aim is to better train parents to decrease the number of severe asthma attacks.
Timeframe: 10/2016 - 10/2018
Country(ies): France
Organisation: iLumens – Paris Descartes University
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



The EMRaDi project is the results of a cross-border cooperation between health insurers, university hospitals, patient associations and a university in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine that decided to join forces to improve the quality of life of patients affected by rare diseases. Patients with a rare disease often undergo a long and arduous journey before finding out they have a rare disease and then before finding the right professionals. These are the challenges the EMRaDi project tackles.
Timeframe: 10/2016 - 03/2020
Country(ies): Belgium-Germany-Netherlands
Organisation: Mutualité chrétienne Verviers-Eupen
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Efficient health transport

Sanitary vehicles equipped with radio communications equipment have been equipped with geolocation and communication of the state of the vehicle and the devices on which it is based information systems to manage health transport, both urgent and not urgent, facilitating the completion of patient care and collection reports. This allows the possibility of access to the medical history of the user from the medical transport.
Timeframe: 07/2016 - 04/2018
Country(ies): Spain
Organisation: Servei de Salut de les Illes Balears (IBSALUT)
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


EuroAGE project

The EuroAGE project promotes active ageing through physical, cognitive and socioemotional activities. In this sense, our main objective is to improve people's quality of life and increasing healthy life expectancy. To achieve this, technological solutions designed by professionals are essential and several developments have been implemented in this project (robots, serious games, exergames, among others) to be used by older adults and elders.
Timeframe: 01/2016 - 12/2019
Country(ies): Portugal-Spain
Organisation: Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Focus in CD

Celiac disease (CD) is a lifelong disease caused by ingestion of wheat. It affects 1-3% of population and is mostly underdiagnosed. To tackle this problem, the first Focus IN CD project task was to analyse existing CD management practices. Based on the results, three innovative e-learning tools for patients and health care professionals were developed. Ten new social services and an Innovative patient centred CD management model will help to foster changes and raise quality of life of patients.
Timeframe: 06/2016 - 05/2019
Country(ies): Croatia-Germany-Hungary-Italy-Slovenia
Organisation: Mestna občina Maribor
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)



The SBS programme aims to consolidate the use of ICT within the National Health System (SNS), focussing on nationwide interoperability: an extension of the Interoperable Electronic Prescription, guaranteeing the electronic dispensing of medicines to citizens who request it in an Autonomous Community other than that of their habitual residence and, more generally, making it available for citizens and professionals via the SNS Digital Clinical History service.
Timeframe: 11/2013 - 07/2018
Country(ies): Spain
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



The improvement of the health care system in the cross-border area through the development of a unified informative system that collects the necessary data in order to support the strategical design of health care providers in both sides. The mapping of infrastructures and all kinds of resources, needs, aim to the development of a useful, unified database. Outputs: educational programs, an e-platform and a mobile unit for the prevention of breast cancer and gynecological diseases
Timeframe: 07/2018 - 07/2020
Country(ies): Greece-Republic of North Macedonia
Fund: European Regional Development Fund & Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (Interreg IPA-CBC)



The idea behind the project was to improve the protection of health of inhabitants of the Polish-Ukrainian borderland through the equipment of hospitals in Jarosław and Novoiavorivsk with modern medical apparatus. The peripheral location did not constitute an obstacle to using the possibility of offering high quality health services. Thanks to the project patients have the access to modern, tailored to the diverse needs medical devices, expanding the range of medical services.
Timeframe: 03/2013 - 12/2015
Country(ies): Poland-Ukraine
Organisation: Independent Public Healthcare Centre, Medical Care Centre
Fund: European Regional Development Fund & European Neighbourhood Instrument (Interreg ENI-CBC)



The Hospital Particular da Madeira, is a private investment in a health care facility, located in a territory with less than 250.000 habitants, that welcomes per year more than 2 million visitors, and have more than 1 million people emigrated throughout the world. The main goal of this project, is to improve the local offer in public health care, by structuring a modern supply of a wide scope of medical specialities, that are in deficit to both the local population and visitors.
Timeframe: 10/2016 - 04/2019
Country(ies): Portugal
Organisation: Hospital Prticular da Madeira, SA
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


HealthTech Nordic

HealthTech Nordic represents a fast-growing community of 220+ high potential Nordic startups, offering a variety of empowering healthtech solutions. The new solutions allow for a paradigm shift, providing new  better ways of giving and receiving healthcare. HealthTech Nordic aim to create 700 new jobs in the Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerack region by contributing to the startups growth and help them go international. The three-year project started in 2017. By 18-12-31 440+ new jobs were created.
Timeframe: 01/2017 - 12/2019
Country(ies): Denmark-Sweden
Organisation: Innovation Skåne
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Inter' Red

It is clear that risks do not stop at borders; a disaster can impact several national territories. Key players in civil security must coordinate their actions to put in place preventive measures, assist the population and react together to deploy relief. The project aims to seek the optimal use of everyone's skills and to streamline vehicles and staff in the Greater Region.
Timeframe: 01/2018 - 12/2021
Country(ies): Belgium-France-Germany-Luxembourg
Organisation: Service Départemental d'Incendie et de Secours de le Moselle
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Interreg Europe Hocare Project

Cyprus partnered with 7 other EU regions in the IE HoCare project to boost delivery of home-care innovative solutions. HoCare aims at optimizing ESIF investments to strengthen regional innovation systems in the sector of healthcare. It focuses on the field of delivering innovative solutions for Home Care by strengthening 4-helix cooperation in regional innovation chains, in line to EC’s Digital Single Market Strategy (creating an inclusive digital society by improving access to eHealth services
Timeframe: 04/2016 - 03/2020
Country(ies): Bulgaria-Cyprus-Czechia-Hungary-Lithuania-Portugal-Romania-Slovenia
Organisation: Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL)
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)



INTERSYC project brought in cooperation the key Organisations of the EU hotline for missing children for coordinated actions in urgent cases and awareness raising in Greece and Bulgaria. Preventive medical examinations were developed for 3.616 children living in remote areas of the cross-border area of the two countries. Moreover, 270 professionals working with children were trained in first aid techniques and a Support Center was reinforced to better provide services for families in crisis.
Timeframe: 06/2013 - 09/2015
Country(ies): Bulgaria-Greece
Organisation: The Smile of the Child
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Implementation of electronic services

The main assumption of the project „ Implementation of electronic services...” was the implementation of e-medical services provided to the inhabitants of Lower Silesia by creating a common patient portal for the partners. The project aims to improve the quality of patient service, improve the patient's satisfaction and ensure higher effectiveness of treatment while maintaining financial efficiency, as well as meet the statutory requirements regarding the provision of EDM and e-services.  
Timeframe: 06/2016 - 04/2018
Country(ies): Poland
Organisation: Provincial Specialist Hospital J. Gromkowski in Wroclaw
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



In the cross-border region, 260 children with an in-born cardiac defect need specialized pediatric cardiac surgery each year. Up until 2018 they had to be transferred to Paris which generated risks and difficulties for the families and child. To tackle this public health issue, the CHU of Lille will propose this care provision by the end of 2020, through a partnership with the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels, generating a leverage in terms of innovation, research and employment.
Timeframe: 04/2018 - 12/2021
Country(ies): Belgium-France
Organisation: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire(CHU) de Lille
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)



Diabetes affects 425 million people in the world. Patients often find it hard to know what to do in challenging situations. MELLIsim supports and motivates patients to modify their behaviour by accumulating small actions into profound long-term changes. Our glucose sensor allows MELLIsim to understand what is going on for the patient and provide personalised support in everyday life. With MELLIsim, the diabetic patient always has his personal diabetes specialist, nutritionist and coach to hand.
Timeframe: 07/2016 - 06/2019
Country(ies): France
Organisation: ValoTec
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Microwave Endoscopy

MiWEndo aims to improve the clinical outcomes (prevention and early diagnosis) and the efficiency of the current clinical practice for one of the main socio-economic burdens of an increasingly aging population that is colorectal cancer (CRC). MiWEndo is an accessory attachable at the tip of a standard colonoscope that uses the low-cost and safe microwave imaging technology to automatize the detection of malignant polyps (cancer precursors) without changing the clinical practice.
Timeframe: 05/2015 - 07/2019
Country(ies): Spain
Organisation: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Małopolska Tele-Angel

The Małopolska Tele-Angel project uses modern information and communication technologies (telecare) to improve the quality of life and enhance the sense of security of dependent people in the region. Under the project, 10,000 non-dependent residents of the Małopolska Province will receive free wristbands, with the aid of which they can quickly and easily call for help. Project participants most in need of assistance are additionally provided with support services in the place of residence.
Timeframe: 02/2018 - 01/2021
Country(ies): Poland
Organisation: The Małopolska Province, Department of Family Health and Social Affairs
Fund: European Social Fund



Diseases of the circulatory system are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Almost all of these diseases have a common anatomo-pathological substrate: atherosclerosis. The NanoCardio project aims to develop systems for the early diagnosis of atherosclerosis and its associated risks. The project is based on the development of nanoplatforms carrying magnetic and optical diagnostic probes, respectively active in magnetic (MRI) and optical (fluorescence) imaging.
Timeframe: 01/2017 - 12/2020
Country(ies): Belgium -France
Organisation: University of Mons
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)



ONCO-TRA.Bru aims to develop lifelong learning in the field of oncology for all stakeholders of the health ecosystem: health professionals, job seekers and of course patients.
Timeframe: 03/2015 - 02/2021
Country(ies): Belgium
Organisation: Université Libre de Bruxelles
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



The project improves efficiency and access to daily hospitals/daily surgeries in General County Hospital Vinkovci by providing modern medical equipment and training of medical providers, as well as of general public.The project helped to improve the quality of health care and services for about 120.000 users that gravitate towards the General County Hospital Vinkovci from Vukovar-Srijem County area and wider.
Timeframe: 05/2017 - 11/2018
Country(ies): Croatia
Organisation: Vukovar-Srijem County Development Agency
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Orsi Academy

Orsi Academy is worldwide renowned as a training and expertise centre in the field of new techniques in minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery in particular. By means of an ambitious investment project in Melle (Ghent, Belgium) Orsi Academy has built a unique ecosystem in which doctors, scientists, engineers and industry connect to demonstrate and advance innovative medical technology, increasing the quality and safety of modern healthcare.
The new Orsi Academy contains four 350m² clusters, each housing four to six fully equipped training labs. Two clusters are equipped for robotic surgery training, the others are setup for training in other minimally invasive techniques. An auditorium with the latest audiovisual technologies, where up to 120 people are able to attend lectures, watch livestreams of surgeries from around the globe, and contribute to discussions and debates in real-time.

Timeframe: 07/2016 - 06/2019
Country(ies): Belgium
Organisation: Orsi Academy
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Oulu Sote Labs

In the Oulu Sote Labs project, the OuluHealth Labs health technology and welfare service innovation, testing and development environment was built. It offers businesses a realistic environment for the stages of product development. It also allows for the ideas generated in the work of health and social care professionals to be put into practice.
Timeframe: 09/2014 - 06/2017
Country(ies): Finland
Organisation: Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



The Pasqual Maragall Foundation’s Building is the necessary infrastructure for the development of its biomedical research program focused on Alzheimer's prevention. A top of mind concern in society today, Alzheimer’s disease is the biggest societal and healthcare systems issue of the XXI Century: there are 50M people worldwide diagnosed with dementia and the numbers are set to explode. The Foundation is fully committed to be decisive to find solutions to End Alzheimer.
Timeframe: 01/2014 - 12/2016
Country(ies): Spain
Organisation: Fundació Privada Pasqual Maragall per a la Recerca sobre l’Alzheimer
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



PERVEMACII is a project that stands out for its commitment to the health and food safety of consumers and farmers in Macaronesia, especially childhood population. It seeks to train the youngest members of the population and consumers to be more demanding in food safety and sustainable agriculture, on the one hand, and on the other, to train technicians and farmers for the development of an agricultural activity more responsible and sustainable with the environment.
Timeframe: 01/2017 - 12/2019
Country(ies): Portugal-Spain
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)



Project was a joint initiative of two hospitals and was focused on the growth of awareness of taking care of health. Thanks to the project, it was possible to introduce online registration in a Belarussian hospital and purchase medical equipment for both hospitals. Equipping hospitals with a modern diagnostic equipment with the telemedicine function raised the standard of medical care. The activities undertaken in the project have significantly improved access to modern medical care.
Timeframe: 01/2012 - 04/2014
Country(ies): Belarus-Poland-Ukraine
Organisation: J. Śniadecki Voivodship Polyclinic Hospital in Białystok
Fund: European Regional Development Fund & European Neighbourhood Instrument (Interreg ENI-CBC)



No more worrying about cards, borders and administrative obstacles. The PPC project wants to ensure that any child, regardless of his or her hometown and nationality, can access a complete and quality healthcare. The construction of a building halfway through the French-Spanish border, an international team of bilingual health professionals and the focus on public health problems ensure that Cerdanya’s children enjoy an innovative healthcare near their home.
Timeframe: 09/2015 - 11/2018
Country(ies): France-Spain
Organisation: AECT-HC Agrupación Europea de Cooperación Territorial Hospital de Cerdanya
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Personalized medical implants

Self-developed implants and surgical instruments for shoulder, leg and knee surgeries. A grant was awarded under the Cooperation for Competitiveness and Excellence programme, within the framework of Operational Programme for Economic Development and Innovation R&F, (GINOP – 2.2.1-15). The project was realised with effective cooperation between the University of Szeged, Sanatmetal Kft. (consortium leader) and dicomLAB Kft. All the members of the consortium are internationally recognised.
Timeframe: 09/2016 - 02/2019
Country(ies): Hungary
Organisation: Sanatmetal Kft.
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



PreCanMed promotes the interregional implementation of patient derived tumor organoid technology, a powerful, novel tool allowing the investigation of diseased cancer tissues for the development of novel cancer treatments. PreCanMed establishes a working pipeline for a widespread future use of this technology to: - accelerate our understanding of multiple facets of the disease - unleash new cancer breakthroughs - help realizing the full potential and promise of personalized medicine  
Timeframe: 01/2017 - 06/2019
Country(ies): Austria-Italy
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)



The project developed a network of specialists in eye surgery and diagnosis over the Romanian-Serbian cross-border region, that provided free high-quality medical services for citizens with ophthalmological pathologies and raised the awareness of the population regarding the prevention and treatment of the eye diseases. This is the first initiative of its kind in the field of eye disease in South-Eastern Europe and the first non-military hospital with a refractive surgery platform in the region.
Timeframe: 05/2017 - 05/2019
Country(ies): Romania-Serbia
Organisation: Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania
Fund: European Regional Development Fund & Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (Interreg IPA-CBC)


Scanbalt Health Region

ScanBalt HealthRegion accelerates trans-national innovation in health care & prevention envisioning the Baltic Sea Region as a global hotspot for health economy leading to prosperity and healthy citizens by safe, modernized, cost-efficient, distributed health care. The project advances the region as one development and test site and as a leader in digital transformation. It is a flagship project in the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy and promotes coordinated projects, services and financing.
Timeframe: 09/2009 - 03/2019
Country(ies): Denmark-Estonia-Finland-Germany-Latvia-Lithuania-Netherlands-Poland -Sweden
Organisation: ScanBalt fmba
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


Take Care !

Last one to leave, please turn off the lights. A saying heard too often in Slavonia and Srem, regions faced with serious emigration of young people and a growing number of elderlies. The partnership believed in a better option for those in need. By developing a platform that connects hospitals across borders and setting up mobile teams for in-home support, the project provided better health and social services and showed what happens when cross-border projects Take Care of people in need.
Timeframe: 06/2017 - 02/2019
Country(ies): Croatia-Serbia
Organisation: Bubamara, Association people with disabilities Vinkovci
Fund: European Regional Development Fund and IPA



A stronger cooperation was established between the healthcare providers that cover the area from Southern Albania to North Western Greece the Regional Hospital “Omer Nishani” of Gjirokaster and the General Hospital “G. Hatzikostas” of Ioannina, with the technical support provided by the University of Ioannina, worked together for the better management of the patients suffering from heart diseases.
Timeframe: 05/2012 - 05/2014
Country(ies): Albania-Greece
Organisation: University of Ioannina
Fund: European Regional Development Fund & Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (Interreg IPA-CBC)


The CARP Social and Medical Centre for the Elderly

We provide social and medical services, communication services, and socializing and leisure services to improve the living conditions and quality of life for the elderly who are beneficiaries of the CARP Social and Medical Centre in Deva. The Association's vision relates to supporting elderly people who are at social and medical risk to lead a better life, while complying with human rights. Our mission is to provide financial, material and social help to our members.
Timeframe: 12/2009 - 10/2011
Country(ies): Romania
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



Modern burn treatment centres were created, working closely together. A great achievement was the establishment of first and only in the eastern part of Poland specialist unit for treatment of burns for children in the Centre for Eastern Burn Treatment and Reconstructive Surgery in Łęczna, the only facility in the country which deals with the treatment of adults and small patients. Medical equipment for the Centre for Burns in Lutsk and health centers in Ludwin and Ustyluh were purchased.
Timeframe: 03/2013 - 12/2014
Country(ies): Belarus-Poland-Ukraine
Organisation: Independent Public Health Care Centre, (SP ZOZ) in Łęczna
Fund: European Regional Development Fund & European Neighbourhood Instrument (Interreg ENI-CBC)


The Geriatric Care Centre in Sopot

As soon as by the end of 2019, the inhabitants of the Pomorskie Voivodeship will gain access to comprehensive specialised geriatric care in a form that is unprecedented in Pomerania and nationwide. The emerging Geriatric Care Centre in Sopot is a pioneering project of comprehensive integrated care for seniors. The investment responds to the needs of the local community, the Tricity and the whole voivodeship as it initiates systemic solutions in geriatric care.
Timeframe: 09/2017 - 08/2019
Country(ies): Poland
Organisation: Pomorskie Centrum Reumatologiczne im. dr Jadwigi Titz-Kosko w Sopocie
Fund: European Regional Development Fund


Vâlcea County Emergency Hospital 2.0

The Vâlcea County Emergency Hospital is the leading health care service provider in the county. The ERDF funded project “Rehabilitation of the Vâlcea County Emergency Hospital” has modernized and endowed an existing infrastructure and also created a unit for critical cardiac patients. This has allowed the Hospital to improve the accessibility of the provided emergency health services, to massively increase the number of beneficiaries (from 31,000 to 108,000 per year) and provide new services.
Timeframe: 09/2011 - 10/2016
Country(ies): Romania
Organisation: Vâlcea County Council
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



The Finnish healthcare sector provides high-quality care but in the field of innovations, the results do not meet the related investments. To remedy this, more effective innovation mechanisms had to be devised and put into practice. In the project, a two-pronged approach for needs-based innovation discovery and co-creation was devised. The result was a practically tested approach that incorporated the everyday clinical work, and strategies put into effect in the Finnish University Hospitals
Timeframe: 05/2016 - 12/2017
Country(ies): Finland
Organisation: Turku Science Park Ltd.
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



e-Res@mont has developed and promoted mountain medicine services based on telemedicine and teleconsultation technologies for the benefit of mountain residents, tourists and working people in the territories bordering Mont Blanc in Italy, France and Switzerland. e-Res@mont has also expanded on specific lines of investigational research and treatment of acute mountain sickness, a condition often undervalued by those who visit, work and live at higher altitudes.
Timeframe: 08/2016 - 03/2018
Country(ies): France-Italy-Switzerland
Organisation: Azienda USL Valle d'Aosta
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)


eHealth for Services

In response to the ageing of society and the increase in chronic illnesses, this project has designed a service-oriented platform built to respond to the new and emerging needs of patients, healthcare professionals and IT providers. These innovative IT-based services aim to improve the quality of life of patients at home. The technologies are validated through pilot projects, some challenging topics are addressed: user Interface usability, service composition, data interoperability and security.  
Timeframe: 07/2009 - 12/2015
Country(ies): Belgium
Organisation: CETIC
Fund: European Regional Development Fund



Each year almost 165 million people in the EU (38%) experience a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. The increase of mental illnesses is a growing economic and social load for society, accounting for 20% of the disease burden. E-mental health plays an important role in tackling this societal challenge. However, integrating this ‘disruptive’ technology into mental health care systems is challenging and requires a multidisciplinary approach and cross-border cooperation.
The implementing organisation, Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, was established towards the end of 2007, with Foundation Centrum ’45 launching the initiative. Feeling a social responsibility to ensure enhanced cooperation on the theme of psychotrauma (care), Centrum '45 took the lead in this.
Over the years, the group has expanded and is now best defined as a group of organizations engaged on the impact of overwhelming events and the specialism of psychotrauma.
The eMEN project will set up an EU platform together with governments, service providers, mental health professionals, researchers, end users, policy makers and developers, develop and test five new e-mental health care products, develop policy instruments and organize thematic seminars and conferences.
After the completion of the project in 2019, they aim to have increased the average use of e-mental health products in Northwest Europe from 7% to 15% in total.
Timeframe: 05/2016 - 05/2020
Country(ies): Belgium-France-Germany-Ireland-Netherlands-United Kingdom
Organisation: Stichting Arq / Arq Foundation
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)



In hospitals, patients are hooked up to many devices and nurses perform a lot of manipulations to monitor the patients, preventing them to really taking care of the patients. The objective of the wearIT4health project is to bring the patient back to the heart of the healthcare system while optimizing its follow-up. The solution is a portable, wireless and comfortable multi-sensor monitor that is compatible with the IT infrastructure of the various hospitals in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.
Timeframe: 11/2016 - 04/2020
Country(ies): Belgium-Germany-Netherlands
Organisation: ULiège – Interface Entreprises
Fund: European Regional Development Fund (Interreg)