Alban Davesne is a researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences (SAM). He holds a doctorate in political science from Sciences Po, Paris. His research focuses on European integration, Nordic co-operation, and Europeanization of health policies in a comparative perspective. His field of interests include health care reforms, cross-border health care, patient mobility and public health in Europe – prior to and in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic.
HARBOR is the first comparative study of cross-border interactions and their impact on access to healthcare in rural and disadvantaged border areas in Europe, building on an in-depth study of two cases (Belgium-France and Norway-Sweden). Developing a novel conceptual framework in which borders and cross-border interactions are an integral part of healthcare territories, the project aims to close the gap in regional studies and social policy literature by providing an integrated approach of cross-border interactions and access to health care in European border regions.
Healthcare Access in Rural Border Regions. Realizing Patient Rights Across European Borders (HARBOR)
The overall aim of the HARBOR project is to develop an integrated approach of cross-border interactions and access to health care in European border regions, and to rethink healthcare planning across border regions.