The Next Phase of IC-Health is in Motion!
The IC-Health partners met in Turin, Italy on 27th-29th June 2017 for a three-day seminar on the Co-creation process, key component of the project and the next step of IC-Health.
The meeting was held at Directa’s premises, and organised by Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM) and WP2 leader (Consulta Europa – CE), with the support of the coordinator of the project, the Government of Canary Islands.
The seminar allowed all the partners involved to reflect on what has already been achieved and prepare for the second phase of the project, which is the co-creation of MOOCs to improve the digital health literacy of European citizens. A co-creation methodology and offline and online co-creation processes were agreed upon, and all partners are now in motion to set up their national Communities of Practice.
During the three intense days, the partners had the chance to discuss with representatives from two of the IC-Health population cohorts (Pregnant women and 65+), simulating a brief co-creation session and exchanging point of views and suggestions on how to better tailor the process based on the different needs and expectation of the diverse population groups.
The project partners also benefit from two important contributions from external experts, Prof. Anne Moen, University of Oslo and e-Health Stakeholder Group of the European Commission, and Prof. Anna Meroni, from the CIMULACT Project. The two interventions covered key aspects of the project, such as the relation between citizens and health data and best practices for co-creation.
The consortium colleagues also had the chance to visit the beatiful city of Turin, exploring some of the key sightseeing spots such as the Mole Antonelliana, the Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and enjoying a typical Piedmontese dinner in one of the many iconic squares of the city.
Finally, the IC-Health WP leaders also met for the first Steering Commitee Meeting on Friday 30th , to discuss some of the most important aspects of the project development and implementation, from management to evaluation and communication.
The Consortium will reconvene in Autumn for the Annual General Assembly and for the second Steering Committe group.