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Regiostars Awards 2019: cross border healthcare project among finalists
A cross border community paramedic project covering remote areas in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland is among 24 finalists of this year's Regiostars Awards.
The EU co-funded project – Cooperation and Working Together (CAWT) – focuses on four localities and involves paramedics who have received special training to treat people in their communities or own homes rather than transport them to busy A&E hospital units.
The Regiostars Awards recognise the most inspiring and innovative projects around Europe supported by the EU structural funds. This year 199 projects competed in five categories: promoting digital transformation, giving green spaces and rivers their place in the city, fighting inequalities and poverty, building climate-resilient cities and modernising health services. Twenty four were shortlisted and the winners in each category will be announced on 9 October, during the 2019 EU week of Cities and Regions.
In addition to the 5 categories, a vote is now open for the Public Choice Award. The voting closes on 9 September.
Three other projects with UK involvement made it to the finals:
- CobBauge, led by Plymouth University, developed a new and innovative walling material using an ancient method of building from earth and fibres. The new material is used in a composite wall that will pass current thermal regulations and create energy efficient high-performance homes that people will find comfortable, healthier to live in and inexpensive to run.
- Climate Active Neighbourhoods helps municipalities to implement their climate action strategies more effectively using a neighbourhood approach.
- eMen specialises in new technologies that support people in dealing with or recovering from mental health problems such as depression or anxiety.