Face-to-face meeting of the ValueCare consortium proves positive progress in the project

On 23, 24 and 25 November, the ValueCare project consortium met in Valencia (Spain), for its 9th plenary meeting. The meeting was attended by the 17 European partners, including Cáritas Coimbra, which was represented by Bruna Franceschini and Maria Inês Santos from the Innovation Department.

Members from all work packages, the technology partners, and representatives from each of the 7 pilots actively discussed the project’s progress so far. What is remarkable is that this meeting was also the first time that members of the Advisory Board, composed of invited experts from different parts of the world, met personally with the consortium to give them suggestions and make specific comments on the progress of the activities.

During the plenary meeting, Cáritas Coimbra had the opportunity to present its progress regarding the recruitment phase and the successful strategies implemented to achieve the expected objectives. Furthermore, Cáritas Coimbra is responsible for the ethical task of the project, having participated in the dynamisation of a brief exercise to update both the challenges encountered and the proposed approaches by the partners.

ValueCare is a European project that aims to create a digital solution for integrated care (social and health) to improve the older people’s quality of life. In this sense, it is developing an application, to be used in tablet/smartphone, where participants share their health and well-being habits, so that a multidisciplinary team (doctors, social workers, …) can then develop an individual care plan.

Cáritas Coimbra is the entity responsible for the pilot in Portugal. Besides this one, there are 6 other pilots in Europe, namely in the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Spain, Croatia, and Ireland. The project is coordinated by the Erasmus Medical Centre from the Netherlands and is funded by the H2020 programme of the European Commission.


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