We are delighted to announce that the Buskerud County Authority has officially joined EUREGHA and is now a full member. The Norwegian region is now fully on board and we are very much looking forward to working together on shared interests and priorities.

We are convinced Buskerud will benefit from the cooperation among European regional and local authorities provided through EUREGHA, especially in a moment when key priorities and objectives for the public health sector are being redefined and new financial programmes revised for the future programming period. At the same time, EUREGHA and all its members will be able to learn from new good practices and ways to face common challenges through fruitful exchanges and discussions. Together, we will make sure the highest quality of health and social care services are delivered to people in Norway and across the EU, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care.

EUREGHA is increasingly growing as a reference network and is establishing closer and stronger collaborations with EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders. In a critical moment of important decisions and negotiations over the future of Europe beyond 2020, EUREGHA is making the voice of regional and local health authorities heard by advocating for the important role of regions in shaping the future of health in Europe and seeking collaborations with all the key stakeholders in the field. To this end, the network has just launched a campaign to reinforce the coordinated action at EU level in the health domain, particularly where the EU added value is demonstrated. A thorough description of EUREGHA’s position and its recently-launched #HealthinAllRegions campaign is available here. Any interested stakeholder or public authority is invited to join the campaign by signing the paper and spreading the word through any relevant channel.