TRISAN is a trinational competence center for cross-border cooperation in the healthcare sector. It was initiated in July 2016 by the Health Policy Working Group of the German-French-Swiss Upper Rhine Conference as part of a project supported by the Interreg Upper Rhine program.

The goal of TRISAN is to develop the potentials of health cooperation in the Upper Rhine region and to remove cross-border barriers for healthcare professionals, experts, and patients. TRISAN focuses on networking, knowledge production, and project support, particularly addressing the following themes: patient mobility, shortage of skilled professionals, prevention, and health promotion.

Our bilingual team:

  • Conducts studies on cross-border health topics
  • Creates bilingual informational materials about the healthcare systems in Germany, France, and Switzerland
  • Connects stakeholders in the health sector and supports the exchange of best practices
  • Informs about current events in the health sector in neighboring countries and provides comparative perspectives
  • Advises and guides healthcare professionals from Germany, France, and Switzerland in planning cooperation projects in the Upper Rhine region

TRISAN is carried by the Euro-Institut and has its own governance structure, consisting of the 25 founding members of TRISAN (health authorities, local authorities and Eurodistricts), including 12 funding members. TRISAN works closely with the "Health Policy" working group of the Franco-German-Swiss Upper Rhine Conference, which is part of TRISAN's General Assembly.