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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A quadruple helix guide for innovations

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Thinking Growth

Download the In For Care guide to innovate together with SMEs, knowledge institutions, public administration and end-users.

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Innovation through quadruple helix in Flanders

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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Transnational cooperation and exchange of best practices is inspiring cities in Flanders to find new solutions in informal care and voluntary assistan…

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Volunteering organizations and students met at exhibition

Friday, May 18, 2018
Thinking Growth

On the 2nd of May University College South Denmark hosted an exhibition of volunteering organizations. It helped students at UC SYD become aware of th…

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Co-creating with students in Scotland

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Students from Scotland, Denmark and Norway sat down for a co-creation session with the Fife Society for the blind. The results feed into further work …

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Consultants for caregivers

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Thinking Growth

In a pilot project, specialized consultants in the Dutch municipality of Hoogeveen offer caregivers individual counselling, advice and emotional suppo…

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