Virtualization of the 2nd Transnational Project Meeting

The 2nd transnational project meeting was virtualized. The international project team met on September 8, 2020 to discuss findings from the first intellectual output (IO1). Through expert interviews and extensive literature research, the partners identified the country-specific and transnational competences of a regional health network manager. The team also talked about the next intellectual output (IO2), where the country-specific findings will be transferred into a cross-country competence profile. The partners of the Technical University Sofia are currently developing a digital support platform to support regional health network managers.

Importance of basic knowledge and skills in discourse

The Com.HeNet project took part in the EPALE discussion: Basic skills learning provision on September 16 and 17, 2020. At the virtual event, the acquisition of basic skills was discussed. These include health literacy and basic digital skills for the future. Additionally, the Com.HeNet project was presented. In particular, the training of future regional health network managers was particularly discussed. The focus of the event was on basic skills.

Successful start - Competences in Health Network Management

In September 2019, the new international research project "Com.HeNet - Competences in Health Network Management" (Project ID: 2019-1-DE01-KA203-005025) started in the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships funding line. The international partners’ first meeting took place on November 29, 2019 in Vienna. During the meeting, the first steps in the project were discussed.

Com.HeNet focusses on developing curriculum modules for the training and further education of so-called "Health Network Managers". Since the political, social, cultural and economic structures and situations throughout the partner countries’ health sectors differ greatly, the different circumstances are initially assessed. Building on this, the partners will analyze the required competencies and skills needed by a regional Health Network Manager should be provided in order to efficiently network all relevant players in the health sector.

In the further course of the project, a core competence profile will be developed on the basis of all data collected from the partner countries and compared with relevant European competence frameworks. With the help of the competence profile and other collected data, a curriculum will be developed, which will be finalized after a pilot testing. In addition, IT specialists at TU Sofia are developing a description of the relevant digital skills and a data management system that will significantly support the work of a Health Network Manager. All materials and documents developed in the Com.HeNet project will be made available on an open access platform.

March 2020: Project report in the ÖGPH newsletter

A project presentation by Com.HeNet has been published in the March issue of the ÖGPH newsletter. The ÖGPH (Österreichische Gesellschaft für public health) is a multi- and interdisciplinary society that is committed to the development of sustainable health-oriented structures in society and politics.

The article, published in German, can be found on pp. 12-13 of the ÖGPH newsletter, which is available on the ÖGPH website.
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March 2020: Project presentation at the bar camp ‘Digital und teilbar: Mit OER Bildung kreativ und sicher gestalten‘

The bar camp ‚Digital und teilbar: Mit OER Bildung kreativ und sicher gestalten‘ (Digital and divisible: Designing creative and safe with OER Education) took place on March 4-5 2020 in Fürth, Germany. It was devoted to the creation of open educational resources (OER) and legal aspects of digital teaching. The participants responded positively to the project approach and particularly to the partners’ international cooperation in the recording of requirements for health network managers, which was perceived as very profitable.

During the bar camp, where German was the official conference language, the project was presented with a poster.
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