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APPropriate CARE paths for frail elderly patients


The consortium of the APPCARE project is  pleased to invite you to its  final conference that will take place on  23rd May 2019  and be hosted by the  Committee of the Regions (Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 101,1040 Brussels).

This event will be held  in collaboration with the  Fighting Against Loneliness (FILO) Erasmus funded project, the Veneto Region – Brussels Office and with the support of the following  European networks:

  • European Network of Social Authorities (ENSA);
  • European Local Inclusion and Social Action Network (ELISAN);
  • Programma Mattone Internazionale Salute (PRO.M.I.S.);
  • Covenant on Demographic Change.

The objective of the day will be to present the results, deployment and findings of the APPCARE project in order to contribute to the promotion of active and healthy aging. In addition, selected EU projects on coordinated health and social care for elderly such as SEFAC, EFFICHRONIC, SCIROCCO will give their field inputs.

The APPCARE project involves Italy, Spain and The Netherlands, and seeks to analyse the ways to reduce hospital admissions, in particular the recurring ones. This can be done through a process of selection of the patients the very moment they enter the emergency room and through adequate local interventions, which could allow to face many health problems without hospitalising, that always represents a stressful and risky situation for the elderly. One of the innovative aspects of the project is the analysis of the efficacy of the insertion of a Brief Intensive Observation in the services network, working as a filter for the hospital admission and as a link with the territory.

The FILO project involves Italy, Belgium, Greece, Sweden, the Netherlands and France. It aims to exchange innovative, effective and efficient practices, approaches and methods in alleviating loneliness to improve the skills and competences of students, professionals and volunteers in the field of care and welfare.

Furthermore the FILO project will offer the possibility to interested stakeholders to participate in local field visits in Roeselare on 22nd  of May joining the partnership team. Topic: methods and tools for effective and efficient interventions to alleviate loneliness. They  include  the roles of professionals and their skills to carry out interventions in a consistent way and the sharing of vocational training methods and materials.

At 18.00 p.m.  you are welcome to join us at the networking cocktail organized at the premises of  the Veneto Region –Brussels Office (Avenue de Tervueren, 67 – 1040 Brussels).


22nd May ­

Study field visits in Roeselare with FILO consortium.

Topic: alleviating loneliness

Venue: Dienstencentrum Schiervelde, Schierveldestraat 55+, 8800 Roeselare

9.00-10.30: good practice presentation

The network of mental illness will explain their approach about loneliness. They will bring one good example of what works in their department.

10.30-11.00:  SWOT analysis

11.00-11.30: break

11.30-12.30: good practice:  “vergeet-me-nietje en telefoonster”

These are 2 examples of intervention from the local service center to reach people who are lonely.

Two interventions that both have a different approach but have the same goal. Vergeet-me-nietje focuses on home visits. The “telefoonster” focuses on telephone calls.

12.30-13.00: SWOT analysis

Meal at noon (free): Schiervelde

Afternoon: RSL op post, transportation foreseen

14.30 – 15.30: showing the former Roeselare post office reconverted into a social innovation meeting space for citizens plus guided tour

15.30 – 16.00: joint meeting APPCARE and FILO consortium

16.00-16.30: break

16.30 – 17.30: FILO group further work on final EU report.


23rd  May

Final conference APPCARE Project

Venue: Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 101,1040 Brussels

18.00: Networking Cocktail Veneto Region Brussels Office

Venue: 67 Avenue de Tervueren  1040 Brussels

Please click here to register

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