EUVECA Consortium Unites in Ljubljana to Support Future-Oriented Skills in Healthcare

EUVECA Consortium Unites in Ljubljana to Support Future-Oriented Skills in Healthcare

The EUVECA partnership got reunited again! After the kick-off meeting in Denmark, the consortium partners met on the 9th and 10th of February in the Slovenian capital to showcase the project’s achievements and outcomes, discuss common challenges, and further steps to support the development of future-oriented skills within the health and care sector. 


This time, the EUVECA consortium was hosted by the project partner University of Ljubljana and the Community Health Center Ljubljana because one of the main scopes of the meeting was the literature review and baseline report, which the University of Ljubljana is responsible for. The baseline report will serve as the foundation and orientation for all subsequent project activities, including the definition of training materials for future-oriented skills in the healthcare sector. 


Partners also brainstormed on how the EUVECA can embrace the opportunity offered by the Pact for Skills for the health ecosystem and how the project could step up with an eventual event under the European Year of Skills to promote innovative skills whilst ensuring the sector’s sustainability. 


Using Augmented reality for Cost-effective Simulations. Simulation Centre visit the overview


As a complementary programme, the partners had the opportunity to learn the importance of simulation centres as a place where professionals can practise their skills and learn how to cope with emotional stress when making day-to-day important decisions. 

Recently, Augmented Reality (AR) has been introduced as a novelty at the centre, allowing simulations to be conducted more cost-effectively. Professionals can use the mobile simulation unit on-site to practice skills and learn how to cope with emotions and stress. As part of the training development process, it was stressed that training should be encouraged rather than imposed, and baseline knowledge should be taken into consideration.

Achieving Goals through Regional Hubs


The EUVECA project will now enter a crucial stage, in which seven European Regional Vocational Excellence Hubs will be created and will collaborate through a European Platform for Vocational Excellence. These hubs will be represented in South Denmark, Lübeck, Valencia, Ljubljana, Bergen, Twente and Trento. Our sincere appreciation goes out to all of the partners who participated in these two days and are actively working on the EUVECA project, including the Slovenian partners who facilitated the connection and activities. The EUVECA consortium will continue to carry out its activities in the following months and meet online monthly. The next regional meeting will happen in Norway in June. Watch this space for more updates!  




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The sustainability of the European health care sector has been challenged by 6 mega trends over the last several years. To respond to these trends and achieve maximum care quality, patient safety, efficiency, and economic sustainability, the sector has undergone major changes:   

(i) Increased digitalization  

(ii) A shift towards patient-centered care 

(iii) Greater patient involvement in in co-designing care pathways