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LU - Luxembourg (National level)

Regional website

Regional Innovation Performance (2021) Strong

Total population (2019) 613894

Population per km² (2019) 240

Proportion population older 65 year % 14,39%

Healthprofile according to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Although Luxembourg has a relatively young population, it is ageing rapidly due to steadily increasing life expectancy. Most life expectancy gains have been achieved after the age of 65 but many years in old age are lived with chronic diseases and disabilities, which increases demand on the health and long-term care systems. The social health insurance system offers broad access to health care and operates three schemes that cover health, sickness leave and long-term care. The health system is well resourced with strong infrastructure and stable levels of personnel. Reforms have started to shift activities towards ambulatory (or outpatient) care and to improve the efficiency of the health system.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities?  Yes - We are very happy to collaborate in any health-related projects; as a National Contact Point, we can put you in contact with the relevant partners in Luxembourg, both public or private

Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

Major initiatives

  1. NCER PD / Parkinson Net

  2. PEARL Neuropathology

  3. CanBIO Doctoral Training

  4. Integrated Biobank Biobank

  5. LNS Pathology, Diagnostics, Analysis, Genomics

  6. ELIXIR LU Health Data

  7. Member European '1+ Million Genomes' Initiative

Digital Innovation Hub:

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?

Region represented in : Horizon2020; EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)


Membership status

  • Member ICPerMed

  • Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)

  • 1M+Genome initiative - member

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