Five-day training programme for Community and family nurses for elderly

Univeristy of Primorska Faculty of Health Sciences is organising a

Five-day training programme for Community and family nurses for elderly

Monday, 27 June to Friday, 1 July 2016

Five-Day Training Programme

About the Project:

CO.N.S.E.N.SO: »COmmunity Nurse Supporting Elderly iN a changing SOciety« (Model of care for elderly in Alpinespace)

Duration of the project:

1. 1. 2016 – 30.6.2018

Principal Coordinator of the CO.N.S.E.N.SO project:
Giuseppe Salamina

Project Team Manager at UP Faculty of Health Sciences:
Tamara Štemberger Kolnik (Collaborators: Boštjan Žvanut, Katarina Babnik, Ester Benko)

Collaborating parties / partners:

  • Regione Piemonte Direzione Sanita
  • University of Primorska Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Azienda Sanitaria Locale Torino 1
  • Regione Luguria
  • Accademia Nazionale di Medicina
  • Départment du Var
  • Association pour le Développment des Entreprises et des Compétences
  • Inštitut RS za socialno varstvo
  • Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung
  • European Center of Entrepreneurship Competence&Excellence


European population’s ageing challenges health and social services. Cooperation in several welfare sectors is required, since the demographic change involves both health and social issues. CO.N.S.E.N.SO project accepts the challenge by developing a care model that puts the elderly at the centre of health and social services. It builds on the pivotal role of the Family and Community Nurse (FCN). The FCN plays an innovative role, becoming the key actor who shapes and manages personalised services for the elderly and their families, particularly those living in isolated areas. The model aims to allow the elderly to live at home as long as possible: through periodical visits the FCN will evaluate their risk factors, manage minor health and social needs and promote healthier lifestyles. In selected Alpine communities the project will validate a model of transnational governance of processes required to deliver healthcare, prevention and active ageing. Families will benefit from reduced elderly home assistance and Regional Authorities will see a reduction of social and health costs. The project will also build capacity within the social economy by proposing innovative business models.

The Alpine space, characterised by significant differences in healthcare models and cultures, is the ideal test area of a simple concept: a model of care that maximises the effect of the human relationship between the elderly and dedicated professionals.