Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia and Poland: our team is combining the efforts of organizations from different countries, with different cultural background, history and experience. As a result, we will bring the diversity and richness of experiences. Therefore, the GivingCare Project will be beneficial to yielding more qualitative results, than potential separate regional approaches. With more than 30 researchers, technicians and administrative staff, we seek to fill a gap in the training of all people in direct or indirect contact within the Care area.
Santa Maria health school
The Santa Maria Health School is an institution of Polytechnic Higher Education, it teaches nursing, physiotherapy and long-term care courses, in addition to free courses, post-graduates and post-licentitates. It aims to train highly qualified health professionals in the human, scientific, technical and cultural aspects, within the framework of ethical and moral values of the Franciscan matrix that inspires their activity, while being recognized as a reference school in the field of health and in the area of active and healthy aging.
The institution also contributes to the strengthening of active citizenship, social cohesion and personal fulfillment, in the sense of consolidating advances in different areas of knowledge to transform today’s society into a true society of knowledge and participation, with a spirit of solidarity and social concerns. To do so, they carry out training intitiatives and volunteering projects, aimed at non-traditional audiences and to respond to emerging issues in the surrounding community, which includes groups with specific social, family, professional and academic expectations.
Santa Maria Healht School Team
The University of A Coruña was founded in 1989. As a public service, is open to the society in general. The University of A Coruña is a modern, innovative and dynamic university. It actively encourages integral training and education through specific programmes covering the areas of culture, cooperation, equality, languages and technology. The University of A Coruña has campuses in A Coruña and in Ferrol, two beautiful coastal cities in the Northwestern Spain. Together, these two cities form Galicia’s most dynamic cultural and economic area. It is highly committed with internationalization. Different international programmes foster the international mobility of its community as an academic and cultural experience, and increase the presence of foreign students in its campus. Every year, more than 500 international researchers and students come to the UDC thanks to a similar number of bilateral exchange agreements, special programmes and joint titles.
Coruña UNIVERSITY Team
The Jagiellonian University (JU), founded in 1364 is one of the oldest universities in Central Europe and leading research institution in Poland. Conducting research across a wide range of disciplines, with 16 faculties, over 41000 students, over 4400 academic teachers and over 700 professors. JU provides over 140 professionally focused course areas in the most notable fields (natural and social sciences, humanities, medicine etc.). For the past few years, JU has consistently occupied top positions in various rankings of the best universities in Poland. Being recognised worldwide, the JU is a member of the European University Association, Coimbra Group, International Research Universities network and the Utrecht Network.
Jagiellonian University has been either a grant holder or a consortium member in a large number of Tempus and other international, educational and research projects. Academics from the University are effective in their competition for grants from European research programmes, and the University has 4 European Centres of Excellence. JU managed international research and educational projects within different programmes, such as: Horizon2020, 7. Framework Programme, Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+ COST and many others. They cooperate with over 200 foreign universities.
Jagiellonian University Medical College is the leading Polish medical school taking pride in the excellent teaching staff. It’ part of JU and consists of three faculties (Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences). Employs over 2000 professionals, including about 1200 academic teachers and researchers.
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY TEAM
The University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. The university, rich in tradition, was founded in 1919. It has about 41,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs about 6,000 university teachers, researchers, assistants and administrators in 23 faculties and 3 academies of arts. The central building, all three academies and faculties are located in the city centre. The UL has been ranked among the best 600 universities by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is ranked 374th in The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR). In the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking it is listed in the 801-1000 group.
The Faculty Health Sciences of the University of Ljubljana is the largest and oldest higher education and scientific research institution in the field of health care in Slovenia. The main activities of the Faculty are higher education and research. It has the longest tradition of higher education in nursing. And allied health professions in the country and offers 8 study programmes at bachelor and master level. Sanitary Engineering, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiologic Technology, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Laboratory Dental Prosthetics and Nursing. The mission of the Faculty is to be a leading Central European educational and research institution in the health sciences. Trains excellent experts at all academic levels, promotes new discoveries through highly original research, and disseminates research knowledge into practise and policy.
Ljubljana university tEAM
Eurocarers is an European association working for carers. Aims to ensure that care is valued and unpaid care is recognised as central to the sustainability of health and long-term care systems. This network brings together carers’ organisations as well as relevant universities & research institutes– a unique combination that enables evidence-based advocacy. To date, they have 73 members from 26 European countries. Eurocarers defines a carer – also called family or informal carer- as “a person who provides – usually – unpaid care to someone with a chronic illness, disability or other long-lasting health or care need, outside a professional or formal framework”. Carers are one important actor of long-term care systems, in addition (not in opposition) to professional carers.
FILMESDAMENTE Production studio was founded in 2010 to produce creative audio-visual content that provides emotional and engaging experiences. With offices in Porto and Lisbon, FILMESDAMENTE have produced and directed commercial works for LG, Toyota, Nike, McDonald’s, Leroy Merlin, Microsoft and Coca-Cola. Its counting with more than 60 awards in film festivals around the world. The organisation has already participated in European Projects, such as AEERO- Aerospace Engineering ECVET Resources Online (Erasmus+) and European Researchers’ Night (Horizon 2020). In which the production of videos was one of the main tasks, not only promotional but also as a vision of the activities. Besides that, the company has also a vast experience in delivering several workshops related to the audio-visual area. This way, provides trainees with advanced digital cinematographic skills, as well as creative writing for movies.
associação portuguesa de neuromusculares
The idea of the Association began to take shape in September 1991. When a group of parents felt the need to unite. At that time, the existing information was very dispersed and not available. The first steps began to be taken for the APN to be officially created, which happened on June 15, 1992.
From the outset, the need to reach as many people as possible was felt. Various pathologies and their causes, which at the time began to show signs of evolution, created in the founders enormous hope for the future. All contacts were then developed with our French counterpart AFM (Association Française contre les Myopathies). AFM was already established in the field and with experience focused on research and care for families.
The APN was finally recognized as IPSS and Public Utility on February 5, 2000. Has more than 1800 members from different perspectives linked to neuromuscular diseases: patients, family members, doctors and health technicians. And also has numerous friends who want to collaborate. It has a national scope and has its provisional headquarters in Porto.