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

Making a difference on informal care and voluntary assistance

13 December 2019

A digital tool to make volunteering easier; increasing social cohesion on the continent; encouraging young volunteers – for three years In For Care ha…

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Getting to know your neighbourhood

27 November 2019

Creating social cohesion in a complex urban neighbourhood in Belgium– one portrait at a time.

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In For Care – three years in three minutes

21 November 2019

In this short video, all ten In For Care partners contribute with some key results from the three-year project.

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Making volunteering easier

19 November 2019

People's commitment to volunteering is growing more spontaneous. Through the In For Care project, managing volunteers is becoming easier.

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Informal caregiving: a growing problem for employers and employees

19 November 2019

During an event organized by the Werkgeverssteunpunt Drenthe (WSPD), an advisory and support group for entrepreneurs, the Province of Drenthe and Ik b…

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