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Project title: Competences for Poverty Reduction

Coordinating institution: Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Dates: 2009-2010

Participant countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Spain, UK and all other EU countries through EU-level associations

Subject area(s): Poverty Reduction

Project objectives: To draw attention to health inequalities faced by disadvantaged groups and aimed to develop new competences and approaches in higher education focusing on affordable health care, health literacy and client and community empowerment to reduce poverty. The study included tailored prevention and health promotion for people at risk of social exclusion through integrated care models. Special emphasis was put on the Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) approach and cross-sectoral services. Through this focus, health professionals at health and social centres broadened consciousness of poverty-induced problems.  Additionally, the role of schools as centres for local community development was stressed.

The specific project objectives were to:
– develop a common language on social determinants of health, and indicators of poverty
– increase knowledge and experience of possible approaches to action
– develop a shared set of competences, specific learning outcomes and TLA approaches
– relate education to research
– relate education to society


Project website: http://www.enothe.eu/index.php?page=cop/default


Outcomes in terms of documents and publications:

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To find out more about how this project used the Tuning methodology, check the Tuning Research section of the website or contact us directly.