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:

Giuliana Moda

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

Project Team Manager at UP Faculty of Health Sciences:

Tamara Štemberger Kolnik (SICRIS, ResearchGate)

Project web site:


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.

Project global budget: 2.052.400 EUR.

The financial support (amount and ERDF claim): 1.744.542,98 EUR.