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




Lea Lebar

Research activity:

Social sciences

The phases of the project and their realization:

WPP – Preparation (January 2019 – November 2019) WPM – Management (July 2020 – December 2022) WP T1: Innovative Learning Networked Environments (August 2020 – December 2022) WP T2: Smart Care Pilots (November 2020 – Decemebr 2022) WP T3: Learning Policy Center (August 2021 – July 2022) WP C: Communication (July 2020 – December 2022)


A main objective of the D-CARE project is to improve the skills and develop, validate and scale up smart solutions that will strengthen and integrate the regional social and healthcare systems in 9 Danube regions. The project will promote e-care and e-health services for older people with chronic diseases and cognitive impairments. The project activities are divided into three pillars: 1) Design of networked innovative learning environments responsible for the development of new learning tools, content and training programs to improve the skills needed by the project regions to provide new integrated care services (innovative smart care models). 2) Deploying Smart Care Pilots to explore, select, optimize, test and validate innovative smart care services for older adults with chronic diseases or cognitive impairments; 3) establishment of Transnational Learning Policy Center that should ensure the generation of know-how and the dissemination of results and knowledge to policy-makers. Lead University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hateganu" Cluj Napoca, Romania Partner 1 Dr. Vasile Micu Association, Romania Partner 2 National Human Management Association, Hungary Partner 3 Mayor's Office of the City of Kaba, Hungary Partner 4 DBH Investment Venture Capital Fund Management Public Limited Company, Hungary Partner 5 CedarNet Association CEDNET, Hungary Partner 6 Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic Partner 7 Volunteer Center, Czech Republic Partner 8 BioLAGO e.V., Germany Partner 9 Gruenderschiff UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) & Co. KG, Germany Partner 10 University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Partner 11 RRA Green Karst, Slovenia Partner 12 Municipality of Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia Partner 13 Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Varna, Bulgaria Partner 14 National Alliance for Social Responsibility, Bulgaria Partner 15 Johanniter Austria Research and Education, Austria Partner 16 UIV-Urban Innovation Vienna, Austria Partner 17 City of Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina Partner 18 Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Banja Luka Region, Bosnia and Herzegovina Partner 19 Public Medical Sanitary Institution Institute of Oncology, Moldova Associated partner 1 Cluj Napoca City Hall, Romania Associated partner 2 Local Action Group Brdy-Vltava, Czech Republic Associated partner 3 Lovosice Municipal Authority, Czech Republic Associated partner 4 Tisa Local Authority, Czech Republic Associated partner 5 Municipality of Aksakovo, Bulgaria Associated partner 6 INNOVA Észak-Alföld Regional Development and Innovation Agency Nonprofit Limited Liability Company, Hungary Associated partner 7 Public Institution Retirement Home Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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