Annual General Assembly in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

IC-Health partners met in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on 1st December 2017 and held the first General Assembly of the project. The event was held at the premises of the Health Service of the Government of Canary Islands and was organised by Consulta Europa, with the support of the project coordinator. Each work package leader presented the work that had been carried so far, and what the next steps will be.

Partners were particularly interested in sharing with the others their experiences and described the main successes and difficulties encountered so far when dealing with offline and online co-creation. One of the main difficulties encountered by partners relate to the cohort of the pregnant and lactating women. They usually have difficulties in finding time to meet offline, but are very active on the online IC-Health platform. On the other hand, seniors have more time and are more willing to engage offline, but some of them do not make use of the Internet to search for health-related information. Those examples highlight the importance of working with diverse target groups and to create MOOCs that will answer each group’s specific needs.

Furthermore, partners recognised the need to engage more on the European room of the IC-Health platform. The platform was created to allow participants of the Communities of Practice to engage after the offline meetings, and each target group in each country has a specific room dedicated to them. A European room was also created to stimulate the debate on digital health literacy. For more information, please click here.

The next General Assembly meeting will be organised at the end of the project, in conjunction with the final conference in Brussels in October 2018. In the meantime, do not hesitate to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and to participate in the European room of the IC-Health platform!

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