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Experts join forces on emergency care safety training

An article by Melanie Broens and Marije Hahnen Five healthcare institutions in Twente, The Netherlands are joining forces around the topic of Crew Resource Management (CRM). The initiative originated from the EUVECA project, in which project members from both Ziekenhuisgroep Twente (ZGT)  and University of Twente (UT) noted that they increasingly received training requests from healthcare professionals in the field of CRM. However, both institutions face their own specific obstacles,

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Fourth EUVECA Partner Meeting in Luebeck, Germany

Our most recent partner meeting took place in Luebeck, Germany,  hosted by the Universitaetsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein Akademie (UKSH) and the Universitaet zu Luebeck. Bringing together 20 partner organisations from seven European countries, the meeting served as a forum for updating one another on the progress of our regional and inter-regional activities. Discussions centred on practical steps and tangible results of the project, such as the continuous development of the European Platform

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Dependent elderly people and socio-economic deprivation: strategies for innovative policies in Europe

An article by Silvie Prieto, Vicente Traver, Olga Navarro, Sandra Martínez   Recently, a team from the Polibienestar Research Institute at the University of Valencia published the book titled ’Strategies for innovative policies in Europe: addressing socio-economic deprivation in the presence of dependent elderly individuals’. The publication was authored by a team of researchers from the Institute, coordinated by Ms Georgia Casanova.   This publication, summarising the results of the

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Towards establishing an innovative Education Hub in Slovenia

An article by Marija Milavec-Kapun   On 24 August 2023 the follow-up meeting between the project partners was an important step towards revolutionising care provider education and marked the beginning of the initiative in Slovenia. The established collaboration aims to address identified needs through comprehensive surveys and stakeholder engagement, laying down the foundation for a Regional Vocational Excellence Hub (RVEH) dedicated to improving the skills of professional  care providers. The

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EUVECA Baseline Report policy experts’ workshop

The EUVECA Baseline Report was published earlier this year with interesting insights, serving as the project scientific foundation. The report encompasses, among others, a comprehensive European policy review, a scoping literature review, and primary empirical data collection to conduct European and regional needs analyses. To understand how to translate the theoretical findings of the report into practical terms, a workshop was organised on 8 September 2023 bringing together EUVECA partners

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Decentralised simulation training to develop competencies in community care in Norway

An article by Anita Bjørsvik Kvamme Decentralised simulation training for professionals – and students in the community health and care services have been pointed out as particularly interesting from different levels of health care education, and health care services in the region. The Norwegian EUVECA project group, therefore, organised a seminar with representatives of the future Regional Vocational Excellence Hub (RVEH). On the one hand, the aim was to give

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Motivating healthcare professionals in their own training to improve public health

An article by Silvia Prieto, Vicente Traver, Olga Navarro, Sandra Martínez During the first meeting of the Valencian Regional Vocational Excellence Hub (RVEH) healthcare professionals identified crucial competencies for future professionals. These included: Empathising with the patient, Professional responsibility, Investing in digital competencies, Teamwork and communication, Greater meritocracy, Transformational leadership, Training in emotional management, Competencies in healthcare guardianship and patient safety. To address the challenges in the healthcare sector, it

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San Sebastian, Spain

On 15 and 16 November, the Forum on Vocational Excellence 2022 gathered in San Sebastian to discuss the latest developments in the field of Vocational Education and Training!

The event aimed to mobilise the participation of different VET centres and relevant stakeholders to reach the European target of establishing at least 100 networks of vocational excellence by 2027.


The EUVECA project welcomes the launch of the European health multistakeholder partnership on skills gaps and emerging occupations!

The event is hosted by BeWell Project, the EU-funded project designed to promote the upskilling and reskilling of the European health workforce.

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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