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Social innovation for integrated healthcare of aging population in the ADRION region

Publish Date: 03.02.2021

Category: Our contribution to sustainable development goals

Sustainable development goals: 3 Good health and well-being, 11 Sustainable cities and communities (Indicators)

As part of a consortium of 28 project and associated partners, colleagues from the University of Ljubljana, led by Prof. Vlado Dimovski from the School of Economics and Business of the University of Ljubljana, secured the project “Social innovation for integrated healthcare of aging population in the ADRION region”, with the acronym SI4CARE. Two regional virtual meetings took place on 16 and 17 December 2020, where consortium partners were addressed by Prof. Igor Papič, Rector of the University of Ljubljana, and representatives of the INTERREG ADRION programme’s managing authority.

SI4CARE is an international project, where the University of Ljubljana acts as the leading consortium partner in collaboration with partners from seven countries. Two faculties of the University of Ljubljana participate in the project, namely the School of Economics and Business (Prof. Vlado Dimovski, Assoc. Prof. David Bogataj, Assist. Dr Simon Colnar, Assist. Dr. Anamarija Kejžar, Rebeka Koncilja Žgalin, Head of the Research Unit and Sandra Đurašević, expert associate) and the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering (Asst. Prof. Samo Drobne, Asst. Prof. Marjan Čeh and Assist. Dr Darja Šemrov). The project, which started on 1 December 2020, is worth EUR 2.37 million and is co-financed by the INTERREG ADRION 2014–2020 programme (ERDF and IPA II funds).

The project focuses on key challenges facing the ADRION region in terms of the above-average rate of growth of the aging population, and the need for digital transformation in the integrated long-term care system in communities. “Elderly residents will largely depend on the help of others, and will require good organisational solutions and long-term care on a daily basis. One of the aims of the project is to strengthen the capacity of decision-makers to transfer knowledge in the field of integrated health and social innovations developed in European projects into practice. We want to contribute to the creation of an effective international ecosystem for the use of social innovations in integrated health and social services for the aging population in ADRION regions,” said Prof. Vlado Dimovski. 

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