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Presenting three projects on population ageing: ValueCare, e-Active and EUVECA

An article by Silvia Prieto, Gertrudes Fornés, Olga Navarro, Vicente Traver Population ageing is one of the greatest achievements of mankind and at the same time, it is linked to great economic, social, and public health challenges. Polibienestar is addressing these challenges by implementing European projects that aim to enhance social and healthcare services for the elderly. These projects focus on integrated approaches, optimising the use of social and health

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Educating Together, Caring Together: A Fresh Perspective on Home Care in Slovenia

An article by Marija Milavec-Kapun, Matic Kavčič Social home care and community health nursing are integral pillars of Slovenia current long-term care system at home. Anticipated to come into force in 2024 and 2025, the Long Term Care Act seeks to redefine the landscape. Presently, services provided in the health and social sectors provide care to elderly individuals residing in their own homes, requiring assistance and healthcare support. This service

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Third meeting of the Valencian Regional Hub: training in the social and health care sector

An article by Silvia Prieto, Gertrudes Fornés, Olga Navarro, Vicente Traver The ITACA Research Institute of Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) and the Polibienestar Research Institute of the University of Valencia (UV) have developed a regional Hub in the framework of the EUVECA project. This Hub serves as a platform where stakeholders from the social and health sector meet regularly to discuss and share different training initiatives that each of them

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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 Silvia 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 “Socio Economic

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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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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