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Pilot Region for Cross-border Emergency Care and Crisis Preparedness in the EUREGIO

The PREpare project aims at reducing the barrier effect of the border for emergency care and crisis preparedness in the EUREGIO. This project shall al-low the implementation and evaluation of concrete pilot actions for reducing legal, organisational, cul-tural, and language barriers for cross-border cooper-ation without having to await long processes of changing the legal framework. Thereby, the EUREGIO is supposed to become one acute care region whose inhabitants get the optimal and fastest emergency care even if this is located in the neighbouring coun-try. The backbone of this cross-border cooperation is a EUREGIOnal steering group consisting of the deci-sion makers in the border regions on one hand. On the other hand, working groups consisting of repre-sentatives of the professional emergency care or-ganisations take care of the implementation of con-crete actions into the daily practice. Two important foci in the project are the knowledge transfer on cross-border cooperation to the staff and the cross-border communication between organisations as well as with patients and the public. Based on an as-sessment of the pilot actions implemented in the project, regional and national authorities can decide after the end of the project if they recommend these actions as “good practices” for implementation in other border regions.

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Planned project costs

763.914,22 €

Project Duration

1.4.2015 - 31.5.2018


Socio-cultural and territorial cohesion in the programme area

Lead Partner

Bureau Acute Zorg Euregio

Project partners

EUREGIO, Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim, Kreis Borken, veiligheidsregio Twente, Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland, Veiligheidsregio Ijsselland, Stadt Bocholt (Feuerwehr- und Rettungsdienstakademie),


Financer Amount
EUREGIO 9.984,77 €
Kreis Borken 2.695,09 €
veiligheidsregio Twente 38.040,56 €
MWIDE NRW 53.703,71 €
EFRE / EFRO 353.234,49 €
Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim 4.498,85 €
Stadt Bocholt (Feuerwehr- und Rettungsdienstakademie) 21.748,41 €
MB Niedersachsen 53.703,71 €
Provincie Gelderland 53.703,71 €
Bureau Acute Zorg Euregio 99.579,67 €
Veiligheidsregio Ijsselland 2.313,09 €
Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland 2.643,39 €
Menzis 14.361,07 €
Provincie Overijssel 53.703,71 €