Cross-border Healthcare Community of Menton-Ventimiglia

Countries: France, Italy
Border(s): France-Italy-Monaco,
Franco-Italo-Monegasque Riviera,
European programme(s):
Interreg IIIA - France-Italy (ALCOTRA)
- Healthcare

Lead partner: Centre Hospitalier La Palmosa

In February 2002, the Menton hospital complex and the Local Health Authority of Imperia signed a cross-border cooperation agreement establishing a "communauté de santé transfrontalière" (cross-border healthcare community). This "community" has a large number of objectives and policy areas. One of the first significant projects to have come to fruition was the setting up of a cross-border perinatal centre in Menton, in September 2003.


Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale n°1 d´Impéria (Local Health Authority 1 of Imperia)

Project goals

  • To improve free access to public health care
  • To develop the complementarity of supply
  • To improve the quality of healthcare provided
  • To ensure that health care resources are more effectively integrated by enhancing cooperation in respect of programming and planning

Target group(s)

The East of the Alpes-Maritimes department and Ponente Liguria (180 000 inhabitants).

Project activities

  • Exchanging skills, expertise and best practice
  • Training
  • Supplying employees and materials
  • Coordinating the supply of cross-border health care in the fields of dialysis, medical imagery, geriatrics and perinatal care and emergency health care
  • Building a cross-border perinatal centre within the ´La Palmosa´ hospital in Menton, which opened in September 2003. This Franco-Italian centre covers the area from Roquebrune to San Remo

Total cost

816 854 €

EU funding

367 584 €