The Caresam network was established in 2010 and is coordinated by the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Society at Malmö University. By providing a transnational knowledge network-based platform in research and education, CareSam aims to stimulate the development of knowledge acquisition about elder issues both in the regional and global contexts. Working with a multi discplinary approach, Caresam provides training, consultation and research to public, private and non-profit organizations in an effort to develop relevant practice skills and knowledge particular to working with the elderly. The collaboration with all stakeholders is based on joint-agreements.
The CareSam network contain of four parts:
- CareSam® – Research and Development
- AppSam® – Dementia care
- iREMEMBER® – Welfare Technology
- AgeSam® – Education
The CareSam® network is a part of the EUREGHA European health network , the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) expert group and the Policy Area (PA) Education for the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). It is also a part of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AHA). It covers three policy areas: education, research, and employability.
“For me in my Profession, it is very valuable to be part of the Caresam network. Reflections and cross-border shared knowledge in the practice, education and research is something I find very useful in my work. To be able to translate the results into practice from the Caresam-network is valuable in several ways”
Annika Forsgren, Head of Elderly care, Municipality of Simrishamn