EURIPA has a strong interest in rural proofing and is working hard to engage with policy makers.

Marlin Fors (Finmark, Norway) in her paper Geographical Narcissism in Psychotherapy: Countermapping Urban Assumptions About Power, Space, and Time (https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2018-24924-001.html) explains that urban prejudice ensures that rural has always been second rate.  EURIPA is committed to raising the status of rural health care and is working to ensure that rural areas of Europe get the attention that they deserve by engaging with policy makers at early stages of policy development.  As a cross cutting network within WONCA Europe, members of EURIPA are engaging with the policy agenda of WONCA Europe and that of global WONCA as a whole.