As a consequence of an ageing population, the rising costs for (care) services and recent budget cuts, countries around the North Sea move from a care system whereby the state regulates, cares and pays to one that facilitates a civil society that is based on solidarity and community. Looking for new strategies, decision makers have directed attention to informal care and voluntary assistance.

In For Care aims to develop innovation in service delivery by optimizing informal and formal networks to address these challenges.
It will explore new cooperative ways in which the market, the public and the civil sector will provide answers to the social demands and strengthen the informal networks through new technologies.

In For Care is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

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Latest Project News

Els Jonker to give keynote speech at In For Care meeting

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thinking Growth

Physician known for placing young informal care on the agenda will speak and lead a discussion at the project's partner meeting in November.

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Get the Glossy!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thinking Growth

In For Care featured in magazine on innovative health projects in Drenthe.

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Building neighbourhood cohesion in Turnhout

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thinking Growth

Mutual understanding and informal meeting spaces encourage informal care and voluntary assistance between diverse groups in a Belgian town.

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Workshop kickstarts In For Care in Denmark

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thinking Growth

Students, volunteers, representatives from the municipality of Esbjerg and from UC SYD have held their first workshop to start the Danish part of the project In for Care.

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The role of civil society in Sweden's welfare

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thinking Growth

How Sweden works with the volunteer sector to better support informal carers.

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