European and South African universities team up for large international project
3 European universities of applied sciences and 3 South African research universities have established an international partnership in the fields of healthcare and welfare. This partnership, named the Caring Society 3.0 consortium – abbreviated CASO – has received a grant of more than €800,000 from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education programme to help them achieve their goals.
The international project, which was launched with a meeting in South Africa in Autumn 2016, will run until September 2019. The higher education institutions taking part will focus on 3 pillars: the Patient Partner Programme, the Health and Lifestyle Programme and the Empowered Caregiver Programme.
See CASO Programmes page for further information.
The project will be carried out in South Africa. The aim is to join forces with the 3 participating research universities based in this country and to improve South African social and healthcare through knowledge exchange. To realize this, the consortium will also collaborate with (local) associated partners from the work field. These NGO’s, companies and other organizations support the project by providing e.g. their expertise, platforms or networks.