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Project DTP3-656-1.2. D-CARE - Developing, piloting and validating smart care models in Danube region for supporting social innovation, improving competences and entrepreneurship

Project DTP3-656-1.2. D-CARE “Developing, piloting and validating smart care models in Danube region for supporting social innovation, improving competences and entrepreneurship” is co-funded under the third call for proposals under the INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020г., Priority Area 1 “Innovative and socially responsible Danube Region”, specific objective 1.2 “Increase competences for business and social innovations”.

The project objective is to increase competences, build capacities and support social innovation in Danube region by establishing a transnational cooperation network that will design, test and implement the model of Innovative Learning Environments in 9 Danube regions. Purpose of this project is to facilitate the creation, validation and deployment of smart care services that will strengthen and integrate regional social and health care systems, with the goal of improving competences and generating innovative social and health care models (new business models, new business, new jobs, new skills). D-CARE project supports social innovation in Danube region as it aims to generate and deploy smart care services for elderly with chronic diseases and cognitive impairments as a solution to tackle the challenges and needs regarding the integrated care and social inclusion of elders with age between 55 and 80 years.

The project addresses the upper mentioned societal challenges through its three main action pillars:
1) Innovative Learning Networked Environments
2) Smart Care Pilots deployed in 5 project regions for development, testing, validation and implementation of smart care models
3) Transnational Policy Learning Center for smart care policies design
Thorugh D-CARE results, 9 Danubian countries will have improved capacities and skills to meet the employment needs of its population and elderly people will receive new smart care services.

The project consortium is consist of 27 project partners from 9 Danube region countries and brings together national&regional, public and private organizations and universities.

Lead Partner

• University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hateganu" Cluj Napoca, Romania


• „Dr. Vasile Micu" Association, Romania
• National Human Management Association, Hungary
• Mayor's Office of the City of Kaba, Hungary
• DBH Investment Venture Capital Fund Management Public Limited Company, Hungary
• CedarNet Association, Hungary
• Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
• Volunteer Center, Czech Republic
• BioLAGO e.V., Germany
• Gruenderschiff UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) & Co. KG, Germany
• University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
• RDA Green Karst, ltd., Slovenia
• Municipality Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia
• Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna, Bulgaria
• National Alliance for Social Responsibility, Bulgaria
• Johanniter Austria Research and Education, Austria
• UIV-Urban Innovation Vienna, Austria
• City of Prijedor, Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Banja Luka Region, Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Public Medical Sanitary Institution Institute of Oncology, Moldova

Associated Partners

• Cluj Napoca City Hall, Romania
• Local Action Group Brdy-Vltava, Czech Republic
• Lovosice Municipal Authority, Czech Republic
• Tisa Local Authority, Czech Republic
• Municipality of Aksakovo, Bulgaria
• INNOVA Észak-Alföld Regional Development and Innovation Agency Nonprofit Limited Liability Company, Hungary
• Public Institution Retirement Home Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina

The duration of project activities implementation is 30 months - from 01.07.2020 to 31.12.2022

Overall Budget: 2 648 285,00 EURO
ERDF: 2 054 556,25 EURO
IPA: 107 440,00 EURO
ENI: 89 046,00 EURO

For more information about the project, please visit http://www.interreg-danube.eu/d-care.

Project co-funded by European Union Funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI).


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