Cross-border care / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
HIV/AIDS and STI-prevention, diagnostic and therapy in crossing border regions among the current and the new EC-outer borders [BORDERNET]
Objectives:
Assessing the HIV/AIDS and STD prevention, diagnostic and therapy situation in border areas. German and Polish experts recommend intervention measures in view of the EC entry of Poland a...
Objectives:
Assessing the HIV/AIDS and STD prevention, diagnostic and therapy situation in border areas. German and Polish experts recommend intervention measures in view of the EC entry of Poland and other CEE states. BORDERNET addresses regions along the former EC outer borders. 13 partners from 6 countries (Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) will build 4 model regions in a first phase.

Goals and work plan:
- To improve the regional cross-border planning basis up to European standards
- To develop regionally situated HIV and STDs surveillance systems (local cohort)
- To carry out surveys among selected target groups regarding the needs of the pilot regions
- To establish regional cross-border networks adjusting and improving HIV/AIDS/STDs prevention services
- To improve prevention offers for groups at risk regarding to the needs of the pilot regions
- To support regional prevention campaigns regarding to the needs of the pilot regions
- To train multipliers regarding to the needs of the pilot regions
- To train multipliers in EC outer border countries inclusive Baltic States
- To improve and standardise pre- und post- counselling regarding to the needs of the pilot regions
- To improve and standardise HIV and STDs diagnostic regarding to the needs of the pilot regions

Start date: 01/01/2005 - End date: 01/01/2008
Call: Health Information (Hi 2004)
Topic: Cross-border care
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Expert Paediatric Oncology Reference Network for Diagnostics and Treatment [ExPO-r-NeT]
This project will build a Paediatric Oncology (PO) European Reference Network (ERN) providing paramount requirements for ‘Cross-border healthcare’ allowing the provision of healthcare to children ...
This project will build a Paediatric Oncology (PO) European Reference Network (ERN) providing paramount requirements for ‘Cross-border healthcare’ allowing the provision of healthcare to children and young people with cancer in a Member State other than the Member State of affiliation. It will identify target groups with conditions that require a particular concentration of resources or expertise, especially when the expertise with certain cancer conditions is rare and case volume low. EXPO-r-NeT aims to reduce current inequalities in childhood cancer survival and healthcare capabilities in different member states. The main objective is to establish a PO-ERN linking pre-existing reference centres inherent to the Cooperative PO- Clinical Trial Groups which may contribute high-level diagnostic and medical expertise to provide cross-border best care to rare childhood cancer populations.
Start date: 01/03/2014 - End date: 01/03/2017

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Cross-border care
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ERN Rare Craniofacial Anomalies and ENT Disorders [CRANIO]
This proposal lays out the Work Programme for 2017 within the contents of the Multiannual Work Plan for the European Reference Network for Craniofacial Anomalies and ENT disorders (ERN CRANIO). ERN CR...
This proposal lays out the Work Programme for 2017 within the contents of the Multiannual Work Plan for the European Reference Network for Craniofacial Anomalies and ENT disorders (ERN CRANIO). ERN CRANIO involves teams from 29 European hospitals (10 Member States) that provide care, education, teaching, research and management of rare craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip/palate and ENT disorders. Our vision is that the best multidisciplinary initial care for all those with craniofacial anomalies and ENT disorders is not a privilege to be purchased but a moral right secured for all European patients.
Our MISSION is to consistently and persistently strive towards achieving our vision through:
1. Establishment and management of a steady referral network for patients with craniofacial anomalies and ENT disorders throughout Europe; 2. Improvement of the quality of care, by enhancing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the patients with rare craniofacial anomalies and ENT disorders; 3. Minimization of the deviation from our operational standards and sharing best practices through suitable quality improvement initiatives, while monitoring their effectiveness using measures and indicators; 4. Stimulating innovation through multicentre research projects on (genetic) causes, pathophysiology, and associated problems, and introduction of eHealth; 5. Supporting the continuous learning and development of all our members by providing high quality educational and training opportunities to medical, nursing and other healthcare professionals; 6. Disseminating gained knowledge, making it available to all stakeholders.

In Year 1, ERN CRANIO will focus on collecting and analysing the available data on diagnoses, treatment, follow-up programmes, education and eHealth. In addition, the aim is to further expand the network in the first year by including relevant partners and experts. The results of the first year will set the agenda for subsequent years.
Start date: 01/03/2017 - End date: 28/02/2018

Call: EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORKS SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENTS COVERING YEAR 2017
Topic: Cross-border care
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Cross-Border Patient Registries Initiative [PARENT]
The overall objective is to support member states in developing comparable and coherent patient registries in fields of identified importance (e.g. chronic diseases, rare diseases, medical technology)...
The overall objective is to support member states in developing comparable and coherent patient registries in fields of identified importance (e.g. chronic diseases, rare diseases, medical technology) with the aim to rationalize and harmonize the development and governance of patient registries, thus enabling analyses of secondary data for public health and research purposes. (Please find the entire text in the accompanying Word document, Annex 1b).
Start date: 01/05/2012 - End date: 01/12/2015

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2010)
Topic: Cross-border care
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Evaluation der Grenzregionen in der Europäischen Union [EUREGIO]
Further objectives of this EU Project are the investigation of potentials for convergence so that for future activities and projects the pooling of resources will be facilitated and the provision of c...
Further objectives of this EU Project are the investigation of potentials for convergence so that for future activities and projects the pooling of resources will be facilitated and the provision of contributions to make the Euregios more effective when it comes to providing support and counselling for newly emerging Euregios along the Eastern border of the EU. Present projects, activities and cross-border conceptions of the Euregios to be registered through the extensive collection of all relevant documents and information and presented as an example in a clearly structured way. In several meetings with the project partners also including the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) and the Standing Committee of Hospitals of the European Union (HOPE), evaluations of the projects/activities and hypotheses on encouraging and hindering factors of cross-border cooperation tol be developed which can be submitted to reality testing and then be transferred to various cross-border regions in Europe.
Start date: 01/06/2004 - End date: 01/06/2007
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
Topic: Cross-border care