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Health systems and long-term care for older people in Europe – Modelling the INTERfaces and LINKS between prevention, rehabilitation, quality of services and informal care

Objective

The objective of this 3-year project is to construct and validate a general model to describe and analyse long-term care (LTC) systems for older people from a European perspective. The particular aspects of the different emerging national models that currently address long-term care needs in Europe will be used to show how the links to health care services, the quality of LTC services, the incentives for prevention and rehabilitation, and the support for informal carers can be governed and financed to enhance structures, processes and outcomes of LTC systems. Based on the assumption that LTC systems in Europe have only started to develop at the boundaries of health and social care, the project will focus on the elaboration of concepts, indicators and models for policies and practice at the interfaces and links between health systems and LTC. Good practice determinants will be identified and validated across countries. A European ‘state of the art’ model for describing and analysing long-term care provision will thus be constructed as an analytical toolbox that takes into account pathways of reform policies at any stage of a national LTC system’s development. The project outcome will guide policy analysis and design, permit comparison and will substantially broaden the scientific base that supports the Member States to better organise their health and LTC systems. It will also integrate the professional and the non-professional domain with inputs from a wide range of stakeholders by means of National Expert Panels and European-level Sounding Board Conferences. The project will be carried out by a consortium of 17 partners from universities, national and international research institutes with international and interdisciplinary expertise, also in cross-national research. The consortium represents 14 Member States covering different welfare regimes and geographical domains to allow for the regional and developmental, path-dependent differences to be addressed.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

EUROPAISCHES ZENTRUM FUR WOHLFAHRTSPOLITIK UND SOZIALFORSCHUNG
Address
Berggasse 17
1090 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 463 667
Administrative Contact
Flip Maas (Mr.)

Participants (15)

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 154 500
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Myriam Jorio (Ms.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 162 289
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claus Tolstrup (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE ET DOCUMENTATION EN ECONOMIE DE LA SANTE ASSOCIOATION
France
EU contribution
€ 216 860
Address
Rue Vauvenargues 10
75018 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dominique Goldfarb (Ms.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 180 080
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Penttinen (Mr.)
INSTITUT FUER SOZIALE INFRASTRUKTUR GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 080
Address
Kasseler Strasse 1A
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Myriam Alfano (Ms.)
WISSENSCHAFTSZENTRUM BERLIN FUR SOZIALFORSCHUNG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 124
Address
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Reinhild Wagner (Ms.)
CMT PROOPTIKI CONSULTING MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Greece
EU contribution
€ 203 320
Address
Odos Antinoros 16-18
11634 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tasos Mastroyiannakis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 880
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis (Ms.)
STUDIO COME SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 169
Address
Via Del Giuba 9
00199 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Di Santo (Dr.)
STICHTING VILANS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 284 798
Address
Catharijnesingel 47
3511 GC Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Froukje Post (Ms.)
INSTITUT PRE VYSKUM PRACE A RODINY
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 90 244
Address
Zupne Namestie 5-6
81241 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Milan Pichna (Dr.)
INSTITUT ZA VAROVANJE ZDRAVJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 70 895
Address
Trubarjeva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Radoš Krnel (Ms.)
REGION STOCKHOLM
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 211 079
Address
Hantverkargatan 45
104 22 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven-Olof Sjöberg (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 950
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan-Manuel Vidal (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 204 984
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Robert Fekete (Mr.)