The cross-border association "Quality in Health Prevention" constitutes a milestone for quality in international health tourism. The association, founded by representatives of tour operators, associations and operators of medical spa hotels and facilities, will serve as a unique platform uniting stakeholders of the European medical spa and balneology industry regarding quality aspects. This includes, for instance
Next to this networking function the main task of the association will be the further development of the international EuropeSpa med quality standards of the European Spas Association (ESPA). The objective is to achieve more transparency with regard to consumer protection and a fairer competition.
“EuropeSpa med” is an international quality system for national and international services in ambulatory health prevention across Europe. Currently there are certied providers in the following countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain
“EuropeSpa 23.2” is a national quality management method for health prevention according to § 137d (3) SGB V (German Social Code). It is recognized by the GKV Spitzenverband (National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds), the German Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians as well as by the relevant German federal associations of the service providers.