In the frames of the first legal accessibility project we managed to find numerous examples from Western Europe, where cross-border healthcare is provided – even without EU regulations. In all cases, the aim was to improve the quality of life of those living in the border regions. The quality of life of Hungarian citizens as well as those (often Hungarian-speaking) living on the other side of the border is greatly influenced by the often remote national level healthcare institution, instead of which there can be available service in the immediate vicinity, on the other side of the border. Moreover, this proximity can mean life in many cases. In the course of our research we explored how these services can be financed based on the relevant EU provisions, and it also became clear, what major legal and administrative obstacles are hindering the cross-border movement of emergency care vechicles. In the framework of this project we would like to carry forward the results of the first project and to develop a specific action plan in order to provide the legal-administrative conditions of cross-border emergency ambulance services and to promote institutional cooperation.
Content of the project component:
- establishment of an ad-hoc working group involving authorities and experts concerned;
- a detailed overview of the current system;
- drafting a specific regulatory and policy document on proposals from the members of the working group, with regard to emergency services within our internal EU borders.