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The European Training Network on Informal Care

The European Training Network on Informal Care

Objective

Mostly due to increased longevity and medical advances, the needs of older/ill individuals for long-term care rise rapidly while the availability of informal caregivers decrease. Informal caregivers are those who provide unpaid care to a relative or friend with a chronic illness, disability or other long-lasting health or care need. This “Gare Gap” will create huge problems for the sustainability of European health care systems that rely heavily on the provision of informal care. The aim of ENTWINE’s multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial team is to investigate the broad spectrum of issues concerning the development and use of innovative psychosocial and technology-based interventions that support willingness and opportunity to provide informal care. WP 1 details the current and future caregiving challenges and motivations for diverse groups of informal caregivers and their care recipients, and society, in different countries that have different care systems by means of an intensive longitudinal cohort study (ENTWINE-iCohort). It will establish who needs support, what kind and when. WP 2 examines (1) whether specific interventions, services and technology-based interventions (eHealth, social robots) could empower caregivers and reduce their burden, and if so, (2) how best to deliver these interventions, services (e.g. internet platforms) and tools to sustain willingness to care, experience optimal outcomes of their role, and improve quality of life amongst informal caregivers. Methods include experiments, factorial designs, and persuasive profiling. WP 3 examines the implementation and dissemination of innovative technology-based tools and interventions. The focus is on overcoming barriers following a user-centered, stakeholder-driven implementation and agile science approach to promote the adoption and implementation of innovative technologies to support informal caregivers. ENTWINE represents a stepping stone towards sustainable informal care throughout Europe.
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Coordinator

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Address

Hanzeplein 1
9713 Gz Groningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 531 239,76

Participants (10)

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RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 527 001,84

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 522 999,36

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 563 965,92

NV NEDERLANDSCHE APPARATENFABRIEK NEDAP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 281 982,96

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

Partners (16)

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Homelife Supported Accommodation Ltd

Cross Technology Solutions AB

Brand New Health NV

TTOPSTART BV

TECH4CARE SRL

CONSEQUENTIAL ROBOTICS LIMITED

TIRED OF CANCER BV

EHV ISRAEL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

CAREGIVERS ISRAEL

EUROCARERS-ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE TRAVAILLANT AVEC ET POUR LES AIDANTS NON-PROFESSIONNELS

MINISTERIE VAN VOLKSGEZONDHEID, WELZIJN EN SPORT

ISTITUTO AUXOLOGICO ITALIANO

CLALIT HEALTH SERVICES

The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology & Health Policy Research, Ltd

Haifa University

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER (IDC) HERZLIYA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814072

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2018

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 091 894,28

  • EU contribution

    € 4 091 894,28

Coordinated by:

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN

Netherlands