Experience in mapping discussed internationaly

Representatives of the Ministry of Health took part in a working meeting of three countries – Bulgaria, Slovenia and Croatia, organized in Sofia in February this year. The visit was held at the invitation of the European Commission and ministries competent for the health of these countries. The topic of talks were our experience gathered in the process of creating and implementing health needs maps. Bulgaria, Slovenia and Croatia plan to prepare a similar tool for the next financial perspective of European funds 2021-2027.

Employees of the Department of Analysis and Strategy of the Ministry of Health indicated many good practices, but also potential difficulties related to the development of maps. The scope of issues discussed was very wide – from the selection of data sources to the form of publication of analyzes.

The visit is the beginning of a long-term cooperation in this field.