Supporting INclusive Development of Community-based Long-term CARE Services through Multi-stakeholder Participatory Approaches (InCARE)

European countries face the formidable challenge of providing adequate, affordable and sustainable support to their ageing populations. Socially innovative approaches are required to manage the inherent complexity of LTC systems and respond to such challenges in a flexible but coordinated fashion at all governance levels. InCARE aims to promote participatory, innovative and integrated approaches to LTC policy and service development by focusing on aspects that are instrumental for system sustainability and innovation capacity: multi-stakeholder cooperation, evidence-based decision-making, capacity building and skills transfer. Technical partners will provide support with research, outreach, implementation and evaluation activities, while national partners will develop a coherent local approach to LTC policy and service design. The project includes formative research activities in support of policy processes, within a Theory of Change process, national pilot implementation activities specific to each participating country, as well as evaluation and monitoring of the outcomes.

European Commission, EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (Austria), Chance B Gruppe (Austria), Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO) (Spain), Fundacion Instituto Gerontologica Matia (INGEMA) (Spain), Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (North Macedonia), Ministry of Health (North Macedonia), Red Cross of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stichting Vilans (Netherlands), Care Policy and Evaluation Centre / London School of Economics (United Kingdom), Eurocarers (Belgium)