The first national stakeholders' meeting of the Interreg Europe ITHACA project


The first national stakeholders' meeting of the Interreg Europe ITHACA project was held at the Faculty of Social Sciences on 22 June 2017.

ITHACA involves nine EU regions with a shared ambition of accelerating the scaling up of smart health and care innovation that can support active and healthy living and secure the triple win of economic growth, more sustainable health and care systems as well as the improved wellbeing of Europe’s citizens.

Speakers at the event were Prof Valentina Hlebec, PhD (FSS), Vesna Dolničar, PhD (head of the project at UL, FSS), Tatjana Buzeti (Ministry of Health), Davor Dominkuš (Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities) and Sandra Evans, PhD (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany). The event was moderated by Gregor Cuzak (SDMI).

Stakeholders from different organisations related to smart health and care got acquainted with the ITHACA project, with priority axis 2.9 of the Slovenian Operational Programme 2014-2020 with an emphasis on ICT-related pilot projects, with planned calls for projects in the field of long-term care and care deinstitutionalisation, and with proposals of law on the long-term care and strategies for a long-lived society. Guest from Germany presented example of a good practice when establishing ecosystem on e-care and e-health in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.