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Euroteq web site up

https://euroteq.nu

Kickoff Meeting of nEUROcare Project

The first European Kickoff in the EU Capacity building project nEUROcare- “A European initiative for capacity building to meet the challenges of caring for people with neurodegenerative disorders in Sri Lanka”, was held in Tallinn, Estonia October 2021.

This is a Joint Project through the main coordination of Kristianstad University (Sweden) with partner Universities in Europe and Sri Lanka namely Triskelion (Norway), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka), University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), University of Peradeniya and Kotelawala Defense University (Sri Lanka).

The project addresses the essential priorities set by the CBHE which curriculum development in “health” is of a priority in Asia. The four universities of Sri Lanka are covering the area of the highest population density in the country and there is a significant need to increase the capacity to train healthcare students and healthcare professionals about neurodegenerative diseases (NDD). By doing so, the project adheres to the CBHE Joint projects focus by developing a new curriculum and continuous training. This project will develop courses; each course will have two European partners and one Sri Lanka partner that will work together to generate the course material. This will ensure that the developed course material has input from various experts from the consortium as well as ensuring that the content is appropriate for the Sri Lankan circumstances. Finally, accreditation for the designed programs will be implemented continuously for the Sri Lankan partner universities on either a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and Masters by coursework before the end of the project time life.

Will you still feel beautiful?

Will You Still Feel Beautiful When You Find Out You Are Different?”: Parents’ Experiences, Reflections, and Appearance-Focused Conversations About Their Child’s Visible Difference.
Read the paper here:

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/10497323211039205

 

Euroteq in Thessaloniki

The EUROTEQ team gathered in Greece late November to look at details of the course curriculum that is under development. The national analysis and surveys were presented-Program implementation: views from healthcare professionals and patient organisations. We also looked at the reports covering Clinical research and measurement literacy for improved transparency and equality in health across Europe.

 

ECCE Cost Action meeting in Tallinn

ECCE-EUROPEAN CLEFT AND CRANIOFACIAL INITIATIVE FOR EQUALITY IN CARE, had the first physical meeting since COVID shut down most of Europe. We worked in smaller focus groups to discuss the work packages and the outputs of the action and listened to Early career researchers presentations.

Body Confident Mum project meeting

For the first time since the impact of Covid-19 the project team had the pleasure of a physical meeting at Bäckaskog Castle just outside Kirstianstad in Sweden in early November 2021. The aim of the project was to assess the proposed training materials/lectures and develop the details of the curriculum.

European Autism Conference 2022

Autism Europe has just announced the European Autism Conference for 2022 in Krakow, Poland. follow the conference link:
https://www.autismeurope.org/what-we-do/international-congresses/next-congress/

Training materials for Body Confident Mums project now online

The preliminary training course lectures of Dr Zali Yager and Dr. Martin Persson is now posted online directly on the project’s website:
http://bcmeurope.eu/resources

The course consists of 4 modules with around 3 hours of recorded lectures.

During the next months the course materials will be updated after the last feedback and made available to partners for pilot testing and translations

Health at a Glance: Europe 2020

The 2020 edition of Health at a Glance: Europe focuses on the impact of the COVID‑19 crisis. Chapter 1 provides an initial assessment of the resilience of European health systems to the COVID-19 pandemic and their ability to contain and respond to the worst pandemic in the past century.

https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/health-at-a-glance-europe-2020_82129230-en

ECO- European Cleft with online training

European cleft Organisation is now training healthcare workers online in response to current restrictions on travel and face to face meetings as a result of the global pandemic.  They have a five-session course over seven weeks for front line health professionals in Barcelona, Spain, and focusing on early cleft care with an emphasis on feeding.  The training  is based around our Early Care Training Programme developed with a grant from the EU Erasmus programme in 2017

https://europeancleft.org/launch-of-on-line-training/

The scar free foundation

They work with leading clinicians and researchers from world-class institutions across the UK to achieve the ultimate aim: scar free healing within a generation.

Behind every scar is a story and they put the people living with scarring at the heart of all that they do. 

Watch their video to hear more from their Ambassadors.

https://www.scarfree.org.uk

Erasmus + Euroteq approved

EUROTEQ – clinical measurement literacy for EUROpean Transparency and
EQuality in health
, a project within the framework of Erasmus+ has been approved. It is a 36 months project with the focus on

The objectives of this project are to develop, test, implement and disseminate the training package for Health Care Professionals, patient organisations and other relevant stakeholders, enabling them to facilitate person-centred care and support the inclusion of patient and public involvement, especially those from socially disadvantaged group, in health research. A further objective is to produce a functional training programme, reflective of the sociocultural diversity across Europe.

The project will start ultimo 2020

Triskelion joining new Capacity building project in Sri Lanka

EU just publishes the results from the Capacity building in the field of higher education and Høgskolan Kristianstad in Sweden was granted the project “nEUROcare – a European initiative for capacity building to meet the challenges of caring for people with neurodegenerative disorders in Sri Lanka”, where Triskelion is partner. This will be a 3 year project starting in January 2021. These types of projects exist to support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in the target country.

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/cbhe_2020-results.pdf

SCR4Cleft launches website

The Erasmus+ project Empowering Parents of Children with Clefts Speech, Communication and Resilience  (SCR4Cleft) has now launced the website.

http://scr4cleft.org

The IHEM project was just selected as a success story in the Erasmus+ pool.  “Success stories” are finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach, and can be a source of inspiration for others. 

Consortium meets in Vilnius

The project team met on the 24th february 2020 to discuss the pilot tests and final adjustments to training modules. There were valuable comments from the pilots that could be implemented in our materials.

ACT NOW in Sri Lanka

Martin Persson attended a meeting at Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo.  As part of the meeting, Martin Persson presented several Erasmus + project to 21 healthcare professionals and teachers.  Act Now was presented in how you can take an established psychological method and via European collaborations, generate a functional training program for healthcare professionals.  The information generated a lot of interest and fruitful discussion, including how we could perhaps introduce Act Now in Sri Lanka.     

Martin keynote at the 9th Asian Pacific Cleft-Lip-Palate & Craniofacial Congress

The Asian conference was held in Khon Kaen in the northern part of Thailand, and it was attended by 475 delegates from 25 countries from various disciplines. 
Professor Martin Persson was invited keynote to attended and presented at the conference. Martin gave a lecture that focused on the long term outcomes of cleft on a global perspective, which included introducing several Erasmus + project.  

Our project  Act Now was highlighted as an innovative example of how to provide psychosocial training for healthcare professionals.