IDM at the “European Week of Regions and Cities” in Brussels

The 21st “European Week of Regions and Cities” took place in Brussels from 9 to 12 October 2023. A dense programme was offered to researchers, officials, policy makers and the interested public. In total 7000 participants and 500 speakers participated in 220 workshops. In cooperation with the Working Community of the Danube Regions and the Federal Government of Lower Austria, the IDM was also present at the event. Research Associate Sophia Beiter took part in the workshop “Working Together for a Healthy Europe by Enhancing Cross-Border Collaboration and Digitalization“. The workshop highlighted the importance of regional cooperation in the field of medical care. Especially in times of staff shortages and with a growing part of the population in need of medical care, our future health system will have to rely on effective cross-border collaboration and digitalisation. Representatives of the European Committee of the Regions, the Health Agency of Lower Austria and the EGTC Euregio Meuse-Rhine presented successful case studies across different parts of Europe.