A sustainable healthcare sector to cope with 21st century challenges – the EUVECA project kicked-off

8 June 2022

Nineteen partners from 8 European countries, led by the Region of Southern Denmark, formed a consortium to implement the project EUVECA – European Platform for Vocational Excellence in Health Care. EUVECA will establish seven Regional Vocational Excellence Hubs which will develop, test and offer future-oriented skills for the healthcare sector. The seven regional hubs from Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, and Spain will connect on a European Platform for Vocational Excellence in Health Care. The objective is to ensure coordination, adaption, innovation and upward convergence within regional health education ecosystems, as well as promote European blended mobility and inter-regional learning and collaboration among healthcare professionals and students from the participating regions and beyond. This project contributes to the European Skills Agenda focussing on digital and green skills complementing the so-called ’21st Century skills’, such as problem-solving, teamworking, analytical and critical thinking.

A meeting on 2-3 June 2022 in Sønderborg, Denmark, marked the official start of this collaborative project. During the two-day meeting, the partners went through all the tasks, activities and phases of work and planned immediate actions. To start with, partners will carry out a scoping review, analyse training needs from students’ and health workers’ points of view, and conduct interviews with stakeholders. This long-lasting partnership, based on trust and complementarity, will regularly meet online and physically to update each other on progress and plan ahead. All outputs, tested activities, and trainings will be transferable and open to other interested regional health education ecosystems beyond the consortium partners.

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