VALUECARE – Value-based methodology for integrated care supported by ICT

VALUECARE has been funded by the H2020 programme of the European Commission, with the Grant Agreement No.875215.
Healthy ageing along with independent living have become fundamental challenges for Europe as all EU member states (and virtually every country in the world) are experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in their population.
In this framework, Value-based health care s a delivery model in which providers, including hospitals and physicians, together with citizens/patients aim to reach the best citizen health outcomes.
VALUECARE’s vision of healthy ageing is that any older individual in society can live the best life possible according to what they value, facilitated by access to high quality, person-centred, evidence-based and affordable health and social care services, supported by strong and integrated health and social services. VALUECARE partners believe that taking an “enhanced value-based approach”, including not only health but also lifestyle and social care in the concept of value-based care.

InAdvance – Patient-centred pathways of early palliative care, supportive ecosystems and appraisal standard

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement No 825750.

InAdvance h2020 project proposes a new model of palliative care based on early integration and personalised pathways addressed specifically to older people with complex chronic conditions.

The resulting interventions from InAdvance must be sustainable over time and replicable in different cultural contexts and in different healthcare paths. At the same time the project aims to address the major European concern in reducing the socio-economic impact of chronic diseases.

To reach the expected goals the project brings together eleven leading interdisciplinary academic, clinical and technological partners from EU organizations actively responding challenges from health and social care systems and policy-makers in the field.

Kveloce has developed specific instruments to support the management of InAdvance, among others the Project Handbook & Risk management plan, but also other quality assurance tools.

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COMSALUD – High-impact strategies in Health Communication and in implementing socially relevant health interventions with psyco-social vulnerable groups

Project funded by the Valencian Agency of Innovation (Agència Valenciana de la Innovació- AVI), with the reference INNTAL31/19/001

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The research conducted within the COMSALUD project aims at enhancing the impact of health communication and counselling, awareness-raising campaigns, health education and health literacy programmes as well as the empowerment of psychosocially vulnerable patients and, most important, groups. It is also related to the improvement of the compliance and adherence, self-management skills and decision-making competencies, considering a systemic framework (from the individual level to the public-societal level).

An adequate perspective for chronic diseases aimed at patients at risk of exclusion or vulnerable has a huge influence at the individual level but also a collective impact in the area of public health: further research in sociology and health communication, as a whole, as a multiaxial reality, is needed.

ECOVIO- Economic violence: opening pathways across an unexplored gender-based violence issue for guaranteeing the women and children’s fundamental rights

Funded under the REC (Rights, Equality and Citizenship) Programme, Grant Agreement number: 856593

ECOVIO aims to make visible different forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV)  that are often hidden and underestimated in society, such as economic abuse, analysing the causes and factors that determine their occurrence, and defining specific measures to ensure the access to financial resources for women and minors. In addition, the project will provide policy recommendations for relevant decision-making entities and bodies, as well as training, capacity-building and cooperation activities.

The project, with the participation of Spanish and Italian partners with a wide experience in the field of Gender-Based Violence, is aimed at different target groups, covering from judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and politicians, to social workers and educators, including also women to prevent abuse through their empowerment and raise-awareness.

INVESTSOCIAL – Impact Investment – a novel outcome-based financing mechanism to promote innovation and social well-being

Project financed by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI). Ref. No. INNTAL21/18/014

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Impact investments are those investments that direct capital towards projects with social and/or environmental impact. The double search for profitability and social / environmental impact is what differentiates impact investments from other types of investments. Despite the fact that impact investment is gaining increasing attention and it has now become a relevant issue even on the EU public agenda, there is still much confusion about this emerging market.

One of the most interesting financing instruments in the field of impact investments arising in the field of public administration are the so-called Social Impact Bonds. The Social Impact Bonds are innovative financing instruments based on results (outcome-based financial instruments) with great potential to stimulate innovation ecosystems and face important social challenges in a context in which efficiency and effectiveness of public and private resources is key.

Social Impact Bonds have gained particular attention in recent years as a potential model to address some global social challenges, such as insufficient access to medical care and education, justice, unemployment etc. This new financing model presents a series of advantages, among which reductions in public social spending, the transfer of risks from the public to the private sector; the optimization of the use of public budgets; the increase of the budgets destined to initiatives of prevention, contributing, in this way, to fill a gap that exists in the provision of social services and the adoption of initiatives based on social innovation and the measurement of results. However, at the same time, Social Impact Bonds have also been criticized due to the complexity of the model that, in the opinion of many experts, should be simplified and standardized to streamline and facilitate their management.

Given that the market is still at an incipient stage of development, a greater impetus is needed in terms of information, dissemination and training, to make these instruments widely known and to promote their implementation to address social challenges.

In this context, the main objective of the R&D&I project funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency, INVESTSOCIAL, is to contribute to the state-of-the-art in the field of innovative financing instruments, in particular Social Impact Bonds to favour their penetration in the Valencian region and in Spain given that, despite their relevance and interest in recent years, they have not yet been timely exploited in our country due to their complexity, novelty and the need for training, tools and facilitating strategies for their implementation.

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MatchUP – MAximizing the UPscaling and replication potential of high level urban transformation strategies

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°774477.

MatchUP is a large pilot project aimed at transforming cities through innovation and technology at the service of local communities living in complex environments.
Currently, cities tackle problems of pollution, energy consumption and overcrowding, risking to become unsafe and unhealthy place to live. MAtchUP foresees dedicated actions to improve the share of renewable energy, increase the sustainable mobility and invest on technology. The aim is to repaint cities with brighter solutions at the disposal of their smart communities. These solutions will boost local economies and their quality of life. Furthermore will serve as model for replication in other cities and will lead to a urban transformation driven by citizens and stakeholders.

MatchUP will be implemented in Valencia, Ostend, Desden, Skpje, Kerava, Antalya and Herzliya.

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inforex project erasmus+

INFOREX: Innovative ways of including low qualified ex offenders and ex prisoners to labour market

Funded under ERASMUS+  KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
Strategic Partnerships for adult education

INforEX aims to develop a training model that will be carried out at work and not in classrooms through practical interrelation activities thanks to the entrepreneurs (small individual owners) becoming adult trainers and supported by experienced tutors. The project will also develop a new certification of EU competence based on an innovative model of evaluation in accordance with ECVET system requirements, awarded at the end of training. To achieve these results, INforEX will prepare a state-of-the-art analysis and an evaluation of the need for training among 120 stakeholders in 6 EU countries.

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en-abilities project (erasmus+ ka2)

EN-ABILITIES (Accessible Online environment for encouraging autonomous English language learning aimed at people with disabilities)

Funded under the Erasmus + KA2 Strategic Partnerships for adult education programme

The objective of the project is to create a platform that encourages the autonomously English learning in people with disabilities, specially designed for people with learning difficulties. The platform will be built based on the principles of universal design, with the advice and participation of internationally recognised institutions in the development of linguistic content for the language learning. Thus, during the 30 months of the project, the 7 partners with experience and knowledge in language learning, new technologies, universal design and contact with associations and end users, will develop the platform that will be accessible free of charge to any user willing to learn English in a simple way.

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UMTRANS – Urban Mobility Transport Solutions

Founded by the National Programme for the Business Leadership (MINECO) under the call Horizonte PYME 2015.

The project is led by the Spanish SME Geminis S.L, and it has obtained 70.000 € grant to develop a business plan and market research. K-veloce I+D+I supported the company for the activities related to the development and presentation of the proposal and for the management of the needed documentation.
UMTRANS is a web-based expert system that offers a powerful tool to manage data related to mobility from different sources, some traditional and other entirely new able to convert citizens into mobility sensors. UMTRANS enables to manage traffic and mobility data in real-time and in the cloud. This innovative platform delivers transport companies, public administrations and citizens with enough information to plan their mobility, allowing to change the use of public/private transport, making changes in itineraries or routes, providing information in real time on restricted parking or modifying mobility times. Finally, UMTRANS guarantees the improvement of public transport and mobility, promoting the sustainable use of infrastructures within cities.