ARSC is an Institute of the Ministry of Health of the Center Region of Portugal, responsible for ensuring access to public healthcare. The thematic competences are generic and encompass the geodemographic scope of (regional) intervention in the area of health, having among the other priorities the diagnosis and cancer prevention.

ARSC has previous experience in cross-border cooperation projects; its participation in the IDIAL-NET project focuses on the population/regional scope involved, and on its interest in transferring its potential impact to the public health.