Projects 2000-2006

  • Project title: Cross-border cooperation in the provision of healthcare services

  • Priority task: Human resources, cooperation and systems harmonisation
  • Project measure: Measure 3.2 - Cooperation in culture, communication, research and institutions for the systems between harmonisation

  • Project code: AAFVG332315
  • Users: 2nd District Health Authority "Isontina" (Gorizia)
  • Partner:
    ISIG - International Institute of Sociology of Gorizia (Gorizia)
    Mestna občina Nova Gorica
    Občina Šempeter-Vrtojba
    "F. Derganca" Hospital (Šempeter pri Gorici)
    "Osnovno Varstvo" Health District (Nova Gorica)

  • Description: With a view to pursuing and intensifying the cooperation activities undertaken in the past, this project stems from the awareness that the legal and administrative barriers - brought about by the different health and social security systems that are in force in Italy and in Slovenia - make cooperation more difficult, especially in terms of the joint use of specialized units and medical equipment, exchange of medical staff and patients’ health insurance (should they be treated abroad). The geographical proximity of the two hospital facilities involved and the territorial continuity show both the integration opportunities provided by these neighbouring territories and the consequent economic and financial advantages, which would derive from a real Europe-inspired social and cultural community. A study is being outlined to define the guidelines that should govern the cooperation between hospitals and territorial facilities and develop a joint action plan in some specific sectors, including some hospital and territorial health services in the cross-border area, which are related to the nine joint Italian-Slovenian working parties: nephrology and dialysis; young people and substance use; neurology; ophtalmology; cardiology; quality; orthopaedics; emergency department; intensive care. This intervention aims at improving the quality of joint activities in the healthcare sector, consolidating the medical staff and undertaking new cooperation initiatives by reducing costs. Finally, to better highlight the results obtained in the framework of the above-mentioned working parties, some brochures will be published on the following topics: “Pre-hospital procedures of STEMI patients”, “What is a stroke”, “Young people and substance use”, “Intensive care and “Emergency department”.
  • Homepage Url: http:///

  • Project data begin: September 2005
  • Project data end: May 2008
  • Approved costs: 413.000,00 €
  • Region / Statistical region: Gorizia

List of beneficiaries

The list of beneficiaries, the names of providers and their projects, and the amount of public funding for projects is being made publicly available, each year in February, in line with Article 7 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1828/2006 and the European Transparency Initiative (COCOF April 23, 2008).

List of beneficiaries of the CBC Programme Italy-Slovenia 2007-2013 (last update: February 2017