Developing, piloting and validating smart care models in Danube region for supporting social innovation, improving competences and entrepreneurship - D-CARE

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Title: Developing, piloting and validating smart care models in Danube region for supporting social innovation, improving competences and entrepreneurship

Acronym: D-CARE

Project Director: Prof. Ioana Neagoe

Start date: 01-07-2020

End date: 31-12-2022

Budget in Euro

Overall: 2648285

ERDF Contribution: 2054556.25

IPA Contribution: 107440

ENI Contribution: 89046

Call number: Call 3

Priority: Innovative and socially responsible Danube region

Specific objective: Increase competences for business and social innovation

Abstract: The recent unfavourable demographic processes left their significant stamp on the labor force in whole Danube region. The mobility opportunities left whole regions without qualified persons. The young people seek better work opportunities in bigger cities or abroad, which has left the elderly people living in rural and urban areas living alone. In order to revive the regions and to encourage the population to be a part of the labor market and at the same time to quarantee the access to general services for elderly population we have to admit that new, innovative and cross-sectoral services are needed. Therefore D-CARE action is focused on establishing a transnational cooperation network that will design, test and implement the model of Innovative Learning Environments for elderly people 55+, in 9 Danube regions, in order to facilitate the creation, validation and deployment of smart care services that will strenghten and integrate regional social and healthcare systems by improving competences and generating innovative smart care models. Danube region needs to better capitalize on the potential of of its increasingly changing and diverse population.

The project vision is applied from the consortium building stage. This means that it envisages a strategic integration at horizontal, vertical and geographical levels: i.e competences, activities and sectors. The project addresses the upper mentioned societal challenges through its three main action pillars:

1) Innovative Learning Networked Environments

2) Smart Care Pilots deployed in 5 project regions for development, testing, validation and implementation of smart care models

3) Transnational Policy Learning Center for smart care policies design

Thorugh D-CARE results, 8 Danube regions will have improved capacities and skills to meet the employment needs of its population and elderly people will receive new smart care services.


Name Type Country
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hateganu" Cluj Napoca Lead partner Romania
Dr. Vasile Micu" Association ERDF partner Romania
National Human Management Association ERDF partner Hungary
Mayor's Office of the City of Kaba ERDF partner Hungary
DBH Investment Venture Capital Fund Management Public Limited Company ERDF partner Hungary
CedarNet Association ERDF partner Hungary
Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem ERDF partner Czech Republic
Volunteer Center ERDF partner Czech Republic
BioLAGO e.V. ERDF partner Germany
Gruenderschiff UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) & Co. KG ERDF partner Germany
University of Ljubljana ERDF partner Slovenia
RDA Green Karst, ltd. ERDF partner Slovenia
Municipality Ilirska Bistrica ERDF partner Slovenia
Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna ERDF partner Bulgaria
National Alliance for Social Responsibility ERDF partner Bulgaria
Johanniter Austria Research and Education ERDF partner Austria
UIV-Urban Innovation Vienna ERDF partner Austria
City of Prijedor IPA partner Bosnia & Herzegovina
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Banja Luka Region IPA partner Bosnia & Herzegovina
Public Medical Sanitary Institution Institute of Oncology ENI-MD partner Moldova
Cluj Napoca City Hall Associated partner Romania
Local Action Group Brdy-Vltava Associated partner Czech Republic
Lovosice Municipal Authority Associated partner Czech Republic
Tisa Local Authority Associated partner Czech Republic
Municipality of Aksakovo Associated partner Bulgaria
INNOVA Észak-Alföld Regional Development and Innovation Agency Nonprofit Limited Liability Company Associated partner Hungary
Public Institution Retirement Home Banja Luka Associated partner Bosnia & Herzegovina


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