WHO selects unique project in Euregio Meuse-Rhine as ‘best practice’
Interreg-project serves as an example for Europe
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is so impressed by the effect of the Interreg project ‘Senior Friendly Communities’ that the crossborder project for seniors in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine has been labelled as a "Best Practice" for Europe.
In this project 9 euregional partners and 31 municipalities in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine work together on a senior-friendly environment and society. Goal of the project is to have elderly people suffering from dementia or depression taking part in society as long as possible. A unique element is the fact that experiences are shared crossborder in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and the partners learn from the lessons in other countries.
Important to the WHO is the fact that this project gives municipalities a chance to offer consistent care and assistance to seniors as well as their caretakers.