Vesna Dolničar, PhD received a recognition for outstanding achievements in promoting internationalization of the Faculty of Social Sciences


On 4th December 2017, Vesna Dolničar, PhD, member of Centre for Social Informatics, received a recognition for outstanding achievements in promoting internationalization of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Vesna Dolničar is an active researcher in the field of assistive technologies among elderly and caregivers, with the emphasis on the usage and needs research related to eHealth and eCare. She published 15 scientific articles, two scientific monographies and 10 chapters in monographies.

As a researcher she participated in more than 25 national and international (FP6, FP7, COST, LLP, Erasmus+, Interreg Europe, EU-ESS) projects, as partner in 11 international projects and as coordinator in three national projects. Currently, she is a Slovenian project leader of the Interreg Europe project “InnovaTion in HeAlth and Care for All (ITHACA)”.

She was a member of three international COST projects Management Committees. Furthermore, she is included in three central European networks in the field of active and healthy ageing: CORAL - Community of Regions for Assisted Living, European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and International Society for Gerontechnology.   

Vesna Dolničar has also organised several strategic events:

  • In September 2015, she co-organised a session at the AAL Forum 2015: Smart engagement for smart solutions: innovative methods for involving users in developing ICT for active and healthy ageing. The key speaker at the event was Karina Marcus, PhD, director of AAL JP. The session attended over 70 participants.
  • In February 2016, she organised the first meeting of the Slovenian ECHAlliance Ecosystem in cooperation with HealthDay.si community.
  • Before the Slovenian ECHAlliance Ecosystem meeting, she organised the annual Coral Strategic Days. Coral is a European network of regions collaborating in the field of Ambient Assisted Living and Active and Healthy Ageing. The event hosted 20 members from Europe and 20 Slovenian representatives.
Congratulations to Vesna Dolničar!