Cooperation in cross-border healthcare between Austria and Hungary

After Lower Austria has already established successful cooperations in the health
sector with their neighbouring countries Czech Republic and Slovakia, the project “HEAL
NOW – Cooperation in cross-border healthcare between Austria and Hungary” is the
first cooperation in the field of healthcare in this border region.

The INTERREG V-A AT-HU 2014-2020 project HEAL NOW should be the first step for a long-
term and sustainable cross-border cooperation between these two member states. The
main objective of the project is to improve health care quality for citizen living within the
border region.

Specifically, the project, which will last until September 2022, has defined the following key

  • Survey of the current health status in the border region and development of a cooperation agenda 2030, which includes short-, mid- and long-term goals
  • Implementation of a pilot project to establish a first transnational hospital
    cooperation in the field of digital pathology between the Lower Austrian
    Landesklinikum Wr. Neustadt and the Hungarian hospital in Sopron
  • Initiation of a proposal for a joint rescue contract between Austria and Hungary in order to improve emergency care in the border region

Following the successful completion of the project, which was inaugurated on November 28th, 2022 as part of a joint final conference in the Landesklinikum Wr. Neustadt, the entire focus is now on sustaining the partnership that had begun and developing further joint initiatives.

Funding track: Interreg V-A AT-HU 2014-2020
Project duration: 2020 – 2022
Funding program: Interreg V-A AT-HU 2014-2020


More information

More information can be found on the project website of the INTERREG AT-HU programs: