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The international project HoCare, which idea and financing came thanks to DEX Innovation Centre, has impacted research and innovation potential in home care both on transnational as well as local levels, including the Czech Republic.
The Interreg Europe HoCare project’s Final event was successfully organized in Nicosia, Cyprus on Thursday, 3 October 2019. The event, under the title “HoCare High Level Political Dissemination Event” was under the aegis of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Constantinos Ioannou. In the first part, welcoming speeches were made by Mr. Christos Pittaras, ANEL’s President and Mayor of Latsia, Mrs. Constantia Constantinou representing the Directorate General for European Programs, Coordination and Development, Mr. Ierotheos Papadopoulos, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and Mr. Andreas Xenofontos, Director of the Nursing Services of the Ministry of Health (on behalf of the Minister).
The second HoCare International Thematic workshop, part of the European project “HoCare” which deals with the issue of ageing population and aims to boost generation of new innovative solutions for home care, was organized in Budapest on 27th and 28th March 2017 by the National Healthcare Service Center from Hungary. The workshop offered many opportunities to exchange experiences and good practices in the field of generation of innovative solutions for home care. The focus of the second workshop was on generation of innovation through the public driven innovation approach. For the Czech Republic, DEX Innovation Centre has been joined by a representative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Mr. Robert Wenzel, to present and discuss regional situations and good practices in this field from the Czech Republic and gather and discuss good practices from other countries.
Watch the video from the workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKqniayPXfE
Watch the video about the project and from the 1st workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9liHOTH6CA
Read more about the project.
HoCare project (PGI01388) is carried out under the Interreg Europe programme financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
Europe’s population is growing older, leading us into many societal challenges which those changes are bringing. In the future there will be higher absolute numbers of elderly people, a larger share of elderly and longer healthy life expectancies. International Thematic Workshop on home care R&I organized on 27th January 2017 in Funchal (Madeira) offered many opportunities to exchange experiences and good practices from the field of innovative solutions for home care. More than 100 participantsattended the event which was organized by Business Development Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (IDERAM).
The workshop was part of European project “HoCare” which deals with the issues of ageing population and focuses on boosting creation of innovative solutions for home care through quadruple-helix cooperation. Partners from Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic attended the event bringing with them also the relevant stakeholders from the field of home care. Current situations regarding home care research and innovation support and good practices from participating countries were presented at the workshop. 3 interactive working groups enabled discussions on possibilities for transferability of good practise projects or management / strategic focus of Operational programmes. The focus was especially on generation of innovation in home care by addressing unmet needs identified by formal and informal providers of health care.
European project for cooperation on innovative solutions for Home Care
Partners from Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal and Czech Republic have met on 2nd project meeting within the HoCare project - “Delivery of Innovative solutions for Home Care by strengthening quadruple-helix cooperation in regional innovation chains”. The meeting took place in Varna, Bulgaria from 15th -17th September 2016 and was hosted by Business Agency Association from Varna.