INSPIRES – Innovative Social Policies for Inclusive and Resilient Labour Markets in Europe

Co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7, Grant Agreement 320121

The main goal of the INSPIRES project is to contribute to the resilience and inclusiveness of labour markets in European countries. The benefits of INSPIRES are manifold due to the fact that combating unemployment and promoting inclusion have always been an important policy goal for the European Union.

For this purpose, the project will deliver evidence on the emergence and impact of innovations in labour markets, employment and social policies by analyzing large-scale datasets like the European Labour Force Survey, EU-SILC, LIS, and global data provided by ILO and OECD and new qualitative and quantitative data.


UHCE Urban Health Centre 2.0 – Integrated health and social care pathways

Funded under under the Health Programme 2008-2013.

Urban Health Centres 2.0 (UHC2.0) promote innovative integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities. The general objective is to develop, implement, and evaluate the UHC2.0 in 5 varied European cities that will act as pilot site, in order to produce and disseminate a transferable and easily implementable model for the innovative UHC2.0. The UHC2.0 should be a platform for the realisation of the priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. In the whole project, a strong communication and optimal dissemination strategy will be realised.


CAP4ACCESS – Collective Awareness Platforms for Improving Accessibility in European Cities Regions

CAP4Access is a project funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme.

The objective of CAP4Access is to develop and pilot-test methods and tools for collectively gathering and sharing information about accessibility of public spaces. Our tasks:

  • Documentation, annotation and discussion of places and routes about their accessibility.
  • Visualising the data in ways which are intuitive and highly attractive for target users.
  • Route planning and navigation.
  • Creating awareness and preparing effective measures for eliminating barriers.

Applications will be based on OpenStreetMap, the “Free Wiki World Map”. We will make best use of established practice, in particular Wheelmap. All newly developed tools will be available for interested parties – such as city administrations – as open software under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). Our four test sites are in Vienna (Austria), London (United Kingdom), Elche (Spain) and Heidelberg (Germany).


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AFE-Innovnet – Thematic Network Innovation for age-friendly environments in the European Union

Funded under CIP – Competitiveness and innovation framework programme (ref.: 620978).

The overarching goal of AFE-INNOVNET is to set up a large EU wide community of local and regional authorities (LRAs) and other relevant stakeholders who want to work together to find smart and innovative evidence based solutions to support active and healthy ageing and develop age-friendly environments (AFE). Many innovative solutions supporting active and healthy ageing have been developed as pilots across the EU, but they often remain isolated and do not get scaled up.


SAVE – Solutions Against Violence in Europe

Project funded under III Daphne Programme (ref: 5804)

The SAVE project objective is to improve the quality of the detection and prevention systems to manage the child abuse in Europe, minimising its medium and long-term impacts. SAVE establishes a new innovative model comprised of three modules: prevention, detection and case management. Our client manages the design and development of the capacity building toolkit and resources.

PLEASE (Please, Let’s enjoy a seniors experience)

Funded under: COSME-05-2015

Seniors aged 60 to 70, already retired and receiving a pension are available to travel in a low-medium season. The new touristic offer provided by the project will be organised regarding sharing economy, according to the project requirements but respecting the customers expectations, except for international transfer, which will be provided through standard air carriers. The Senior target will also be trained to experience the self-booking activity on the web, becoming the “Maker” of its touristic product. Our project will be carried out in 5 EU Countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Malta), starting from an awarded touristic best practice born in Abruzzo that will enable its Sicilian partners to use its best practice and will share it with the other Countries. From the lessons learnt by, a touristic web services, linking more than 80 local guides and equipped with a network of private holiday houses and B&B, already provided with a rolled national pilot also including Sicily, an international pilot will be designed and rolled out, with flows from 4 countries to Italy.

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The project will be preceded by a targeted research to crystallise the starting situation generally in Europe and specifically in the involved Countries. A training session for the destination managers and the local guides of the involved Countries will take place to grant the homogeneity of each pilot touristic flows. Project results will be highlighted in national events, and an interview will measure the approval rating by the targeted prospect customers. The structures involved in the project will provide a website where the pilot, becoming a standard offer, can be provided, and the project partners include themselves in the creation of a network able to spread and expand the sale of tourism services created with the project. The project forecasts also the presentation of the Network in three different Countries (EU-Non EU) to the extent of new associates and web agencies.

LUCAS – Links United for Coma Awakenings through Sport

Funded under ERASMUS+

LUCAS European Sport Collaborative Partnership (IT, BE, CY, DK, ES, LT, PT) aims to create a stable European network for sharing information, expertise & good practices in terms of models of rehabilitation through Sport, for the successful reintegration of people with acquired disability from traumatic brain injury & spinal cord injury (in particular resulting from a coma) & their families/caregivers.
The partnership will develop & test a structured, multidisciplinary & integrated experimental methodology of rehabilitation through sport for these people. It will be a comprehensive rehabilitation plan assisted by qualified personnel aimed not only at a physical rehabilitation but also to a successful social reintegration of individuals with acquired disability & their families.
It has been shown that the outcome of a patient with severe brain injury relies heavily on having a collaborative & supportive family: this is the reason why the project energetically works on the families by using the important & global element of sports to help them to break free from the drama of the accident made up of fear, disorientation, anxiety, loneliness & to become a real resource. Persons with acquired disabilities & their families will take part in multidisciplinary sports activities, also together, during pilot actions. The use of sport in group activities allows the exchange of experiences, the re-socialization, the overcoming of boundaries beyond the limits, the strengthening of self-esteem, the enhancement of the experience, the rediscovery of the residual abilities. A common program of events & initiatives to raise awareness will be promoted, also with the first “European Day of Awakenings”. Through sport, we can provide opportunities for participation to people at risk of exclusion from the community following a dramatic break from the life project (awakenings from “suspended lives”) & to build networks of solidarity & voluntary work around these people (awakening of the community).

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