Final event of the COOP4HEALTHCARE project

In line with the “new normality”, also the COOP4HEALTHCARE team (Interreg SI-AT project) had to adapt it’s final activities. The final event of the project, of which the research team of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics is part of, took place in the digital realm, with the use of collaborative online technologies.

The event took place on the 7th May 2020, introducing the consortium to its final month of activities and finalizing the intensive collaboration between the partners. The leading partner in the project, the University of Carinthia (CUAS, Austria), organized the event with two keynote speeches. One of the invited presentations was held by Simona Hvalič Touzery, Phd, who presented her work on the Outcomes of the use of different functionalities of telecare solutions on Slovenian family carers of older people. Within the Lightning Demos section, as a success story of telehealth applications in the cross-border region, a telemedicine solution was presented by Telekom Slovenije. Finally, a very constructive and vivid discussion evolved with invited guests on the issues of interregional challenges and opportunities in healthcare in Austria and Slovenia. The panellists were Drago Rudel, Phd, and Gregor Cuzak, representing Slovenia, and Uli Waibel (general secretariat of AAL Austria) and Gabriele Hagendorfer-Jauk, (University lecturer with a focus on qualitative social research and gerontology), representing Austria. Several challenges and ideas were shared with 44 participants.

The event started off also the Healthcare Think Tank, which is a group of stakeholders and experts focusing on improving the provision of health (-care) services by addressing and discussing key challenges, future trends and potentials and initiate innovative processes and/or give advice and support. The Think Tank will be organized by the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and will be scheduled in coordination with the participants twice a year. Registrations for the group are open via the following link:

The discussion was an important milestone also for the finalizing of the Roadmap 2020-2026, which is the most comprehensive output of the project, illustrating a long-term relationship and activities within and outside of the project consortium, with more than 42 new pilot activities already planned and several more in the making.  


Back to list of notificationsPublished: 27. May 2020 | Category: News