The CREATOR mini-program has been made possible by the INTERREG IVC and Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.



 Voluntary commission for a retained senior health

Through enhanced cooperation between public authorities and other organisations RECO project will find out best practices regarding the service to elderly people.

The cooperating regions will exchange ideas and experiences on how to tackle the increasing number of seniors and how to take advantage of their expectations and demands. Together well known challenges as limited recourses and difficulties of recruitment and education there is a need to stay ahead and get prepared and take steps to solve the situation.

RECO will analyse the current situation and further identify interesting points and good practices to be transferred from one region to another.
There is a need for cost effective methods to manage the increased demands on elderly care. For example, well known is that activities prevents or prolongs need for resources demanding elderly care.

RECO will look for methods that facilitate and enhance the ability for elderly people to stay at home as long as possible. And the project will as a start lean on earlier research showing four cornerstones for promoting healthy ageing: healthy eating habits, social interaction and support, meaningfulness and physical activity.
Forecasts about the future tell about the importance of voluntary commissions as a complement to the welfare system. There fore this field needs to gain a higher status in the society. RECO shall during the project period actively seek for collaborations between public authorities and other organisations in order to create value and health promoting activities for the ageing population. RECO will contribute to increase the number of people having voluntary commissions within the elderly care sector. This will also lead to a higher grade of understanding on how to work with quality of life and health promotion in relation to the needs of the ageing population.

RECO project consists of participants from: Västerbotten, Lorraine, Häme, Wielkopolska, Brescia and North Hungary.

Leader of the project:
Birgitta Brännvall, Umeå municipality Västerbotten,,
+46 90 16 40 20