Algarve pitches ideas at European health debate

Algarve pitches ideas at European health debate

The Algarve took part in a major European health debate in Brussels last week during the European Commission’s ‘Open Days – 12th European Week of Cities and Region’.
‘Managing health inequalities: how to tackle the demographic challenges?’ was the topic for discussion, and the CCDR-Algarve (commission for regional coordination and development) had a chance to reveal some of its success stories through its vice-president Nuno Marques (pictured).
‘Janela Aberta à Família’ – a website providing tips and useful information for parents developed by the Algarve’s health authority (ARS Algarve) – was highlighted, as well as the region’s Radiotherapy Unit and its medical telephone consultation service known as ‘Telemedicina’.
Besides the Algarve, Portugal’s Alentejo was also represented, as well as Lodskie (Poland), Extremadura (Spain), Sardinia (Italy) and Vysocina (Czech Republic).
The ‘Open Days’ event took place between October 6 and 9 and was attended by around 6,000 representatives of European cities and regions.