With the support of ENhANCE project partners SI4Life, ALISA and the University of Genoa, Liguria Region has renewed its application and successfully been awarded Reference Site status under the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) with 3 out of 4 possible stars.
Reference Site status has been granted to those organisations and institutions who have demonstrated the existence of comprehensive strategies to advance innovation and to understand and address the challenges of delivering health and care services to the ageing population.
In the application, Liguria Region pointed out the work carried out in their region concerning Family and Community Nurses, and direct links with the ENHANCE project were cited. In addition, a new plan has been devised for the next years where investments in the crucial role of FCNs is emphasised. This means that the Region of Liguria will be positioned as a strategic player to further advance the implementation of the development of the ENhANCE Family and Community Nurse curriculum, thus driving regional innovation in active and healthy ageing. For more info, read here.
Liguria Region “Reference Site partnership” includes:
- REGIONE LIGURIA as coordinator
- SI4LIFE, ALISA and UNIVERSITY of GENOA (all ENhANCE partners)
- but also other important regional service providers, such as Galliera Hospital and IRCCS (Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalisation and Health Care) San Martino, research centres such as the Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), research hubs such as the PLSV – the Ligurian Life Sciences Hub, and representatives of civil society (AUSER, Cepim Foundation, Istituto David Chiossone Onlus, Italian Foundation Multiple Sclerosis)
Liguria Region together with ENhANCE partners, are collaboratively driving and ensuring structural change beyond the realm of what a single organisation could achieve on its own.
They successfully bring together a wide range of stakeholders based on a “Quadruple Helix” model that includes representatives from industry, civil society, academia and government authorities at a regional and local level.
For more info, about the Results from the 2019 Call for Reference Sites, follow this link.