The project EFFICHRONIC aims to provide evidence on the positive return of investment and cost-efficency of the application of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP) in 5 different European countries (France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and UK), with a particular focus on the health, medical, social, cultural and economic factors linked with a higher burden of chronic disorders in Europe.


Urban Health Centers Europe is a three-year European research project which started in January 2014. It promotes innovative integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of poly-pharmacy and the prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities. The project adopts an user-centred approach and puts older citizens and patients at the center of care.



Chrodis Plus is a high level response by the Eu to support member states by stepping up together and sharing best practices to alleviate the burden of chronic diseases. This three-year initiative (2017-2020) under the third health programme (2014-2020). It is funded by the European Commission and the participating partner organization.


The APPCARE project involves Italy, Spain and The Netherlands, and seeks to analyse the ways to reduce hospital admissions, in particular the recurring ones. This can be done through a process of selection of the patients the very moment they enter the emergency room and through adequate local interventions, which could allow to face many health problems without hospitalizing, that always represents a stressful and risky situation for the elderly. One of the innovative aspects of the project is the analysis of the efficacy of the insertion of a Brief Intensive Observation in the services network, working as a filter for the hospital admission and as a link with the territory.


Loneliness is a heterogenic problem. Many interventions have been developed to address loneliness. Due to the complexity of loneliness it is not easy for professionals to identify suitable interventions and to implement them. Professionals need to know which interventions can be implemented to alleviate loneliness, what their role is in implementing it and what the required skills are to carry it out.

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