Innovating health and social care in rural areas
New approaches for Macedonia
March 2016 - September 2016
Contact: Kai Leichsenring
Macedonia is facing heavy challenges in establishing and restructuring the provision of user-centred social and health care services. The realisation of defined visions and aims of the national government between 2005 and 2007 has been heavily jeopardised by the global financial and economic crises. In fact, new challenges have surfaced, including political instability and the refugee crisis.
This project was conceived as a small contribution to capacity-building and the development of ideas for a step-wise transformation towards user-centred health and social care services by NGOs and public authorities in rural communities by providing a Policy Brief on social innovation in health and care coordination that served as an input to a 2-day workshop in the rural municipality of Krivogaštani.
- Policy Brief ‘Innovating health and social care in rural areas – New approaches for Macedonia'
- 2-day workshop with representatives of local NGOs, employment services, health insurance and municipal authorities
- Municipality of Krivogaštani (Macedonia)
- LAG AGRO Lider (Macedonia)
- Austrian Embassy, Skopje
- Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
External project co-ordinator: Christina Dziewanska-Stringer, ICF Consulting Service Ltd.
Project team at the EC: Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, Ricardo Rodrigues, Stefania Ilinca, Katharine Schulmann
Funded by: Centre for Public Administration Research (KDZ), Austrian Development Cooperation
Innovating health and social care in rural areas – New approaches for Macedonia
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