CARMEN Network

The CARMEN (Care and Management of Services for Older people in Europe) Network was a thematic network supported by the European Commission ‘Quality of Life and Management of Human Resources’ Programme from 2001 to 2004. The project was part of the 5th Framework Programme of DG Research.

The CARMEN project undertook a 3-year cross-national comparison of methods for integrated care, which included methods of assessment and service delivery, new methods of planning care provisions, monitoring, and management of care performance and methods of network co-ordination. The project closely examined the fragmentation, common to all the countries involved, which exist between care segments.

The dynamics of an ageing population raise many challenges for EU Member States. The CARMEN Network considered these challenges and explored a range of avenues towards a future with high-quality care, which is sustainable and accessible to older citizens in the EU.

The CARMEN project brought together a matrix of forty organisations from eleven different European countries, working in the field of managing services for older people.


The CARMEN project published the following books and documents to support managers and policy makers in managing integrated care for older people:

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