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  • Välfärdsteknologi

DENMARK


Aarhus Municipality

  • The Municipality of Aarhus is the second largest municipality in Denmark with a growing population of more than 340.000 people. Since 2007 the City Council have dedicated a great focus and effort to assisted living technologies. This investment has made the municipality the leading public body in Denmark within the field of assisted living technology – and amongst the leading public bodies in Europe.
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Odense Municipality

  • Odense er den 3.største by i Danmark og kommunen har ca. 200.000 borgere. Kommunen er opdelt i 5 forvaltninger; Børn og Unge, Ældre og Handicap, Beskæftigelse og social, By og kultur og Borgmesterforvaltningen. Odense har en strategi for velfærdsteknologi der går på tværs af forvaltninger, men arbejdet med velfærdsteknologi er forankret under Ældre- og Handicapforvaltningen.
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KL/LGD (Local Government Denmark)

  • Local Government Denmark (LGDK) is the association and interest organisation of the 98 Danish municipalities. All of the 98 municipalities have voluntarily decided to be a part of LGDK. The mission of LGDK is to safeguard common interests of the municipalities, assist individual municipalities with consultancy services, and ensure that the local authorities are provided with up-to-date and relevant information.
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FINLAND


City of Oulu

  • The city of Oulu is the largest city in Northern Finland with 200,000 inhabitants. The City of Oulu's services comprise Well-Being Services, Educational and Cultural Services and Urban and Environmental Services. The Department of Central Administration is responsible for the preparation and expert tasks related to development and decision-making. The Department of Well-Being Services provides social and health care services to local residents in accordance with the law and decrees. It is also responsible for the prevention of social problems and their adverse effects in Oulu. The highest decision-making body is the city council, which is elected every four years in local elections. There are about 11200 employees in the city of Oulu, in Well-Being Services 3 500.
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Eksote, South Karelia

  • South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote) produces health services, family and social welfare services, and services for senior citizens that promote health and everyday wellbeing and functioning. Eksote is a joint municipality authority of the South Karelia region, and is comprised of nine municipalities. The population of the social and health care district is about 132 000.
  • Contact information: South Karelia Social and Health Care District Strategy and Development Unit. Department head:
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THL (Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare)

  • The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is a research and development institute under the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. THL seeks to serve the broader society in addition to the scientific community, actors in the field and decision-makers in central government and municipalities. The aim is to promote health and welfare in Finland.
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ICELAND



Akureyri Municipality

  • Akureyri nursing homes (ÖA) is a part of the welfare service for elderly in the municipality. It includes service for elderly living at home and in need of support like day care or short term stay and rehabilitation at the nursing home. 183 people lives in ÖA and about 80 people attend the day care center on weekly bases. There is 18500 inhabitants in Akureyri in total but the nursing homes also gives service to elderly from neighboring municipalities.
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Reykjavik Municipality

  • The Reykjavik Welfare Department is responsible for the city's welfare services, including social services, child protection, services to children and families, disabled people, senior citizens, immigrants and homeless people. This includes policy making in matters of welfare, the implementation of social services, planning, integration of welfare services. The Welfare Department is also involved in operating nursing homes, housing solutions and rehabilitation initiatives and the department is responsible for comprehensive prevention work in Reykjavik.
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Icelandic Ministry of Welfare

  • The Ministry of Welfare in Iceland was established on January 1st 2011 in accordance with Act no. 121/2010. The Ministry has the responsibility for administration and policy making of social affairs, health and social security in Iceland as prescribed by law, regulations and other directives.
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NORWAY



Lindås Municipality

  • The municipality of Lindås is a medium sized Norwegian municipality with approximately 16000 inhabitants. Geographicly it is rather large with 474km2 containing fjords and mountains and a scares population. This makes service delivery problematic especially given the demographic challenges facing us. To counter these obstacles Lindås focuses on innovation and welfare technology a focus that was recognized nationally in 2013 when Lindås was chosen as one of thirty municipalities to lead the national programme for welfare technology.
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Lister Region

  • Lister region consists of six municipalities in Southern Norway, Farsund, Flekkefjord, Hægebostad, Kvinesdal, Lyngdal and Sirdal, with a total population of about 35 500. The region has since 2012 collaborated on development and innovation in health care services, particularly focusing on assistive living technology and telemedicine. Each municipality has their own workgroup, and a project coordinator organize projects and work across the six municipalities.
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KS (The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities)

  • KS is the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities. All 428 Norwegian municipalities and 19 counties are members, as well as approx. 500 public enterprises. KS conducts the central collective bargaining on behalf of its members, and advocates the interests of its members towards central government, the Parliament and other organizations.
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SWEDEN



Gothenburg Municipality

  • Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden with roughly half a million inhabitants. It is located in the region of Västra Götaland on the country´s west coast. The city of Gothenburg has a program for digitalization called "Göteborgs stads väg till e-samhället" which goal is to create an open, simple and effective digital service. The development within elderly care is placed in the department "Senior Göteborg" who places a high priority in welfare technology and works actively to introduce new innovative services within home care for the elderly.
  • Contact information:  or  or go through Senior Gothenburg.
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Vasteras Municipality

  • Vasteras is Sweden's sixth largest city with approximately 145 000 inhabitants. Since Vastra Aros was founded by the river Svartan more than 1,000 years ago, the city has grown, developed and changed character. The city is evolving and growing closer to Lake Malaren. Vasteras is developing into an attractive knowledge and meeting/conference city at the forefront of development. The engineering industry has been very important for Vasteras, but today the business life is more diverse, focusing on high technology, automation, logistics and trade.
  • Contact information: Strategic planning officer  or .
  • Webpages: Västerås Stad or Viktig-bloggen, Västerås


SKL/SALAR (The Swedish Association of Local Governments and Regions)

  • The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR, is both an employers' organization and an organization that represents and advocates for local government in Sweden. All of Sweden's municipalities, county councils and regions are members. SALAR represents and acts on their initiative. As their employer and representative organization we advocate their interests and offer support and service. We raise issues, act decisively and enlighten public opinion. Our mission is to provide municipalities, county councils and regions with better conditions for local and regional self-government. The vision is to develop the welfare system and its services. It's a matter of democracy.
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MfD (The Swedish Agency for Participation)

  • The Swedish Agency for Participation has the mission to accelerate the progress towards a society in which everyone can participate on equal terms, regardless of functional capacity. The Swedish Agency for Participation have a cross-sectoral approach with the task to stimulate and develop knowledge building in the area of participation, accessibility, universal design digital assistive technology, living conditions, environment and the rights of persons with disability.
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PROJECT LEAD



Nordic Welfare Centre

  • The Nordic Welfare Centre is an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its mission is to enhance social policy work in the Nordic countries through education, public information, research and development, networking and international co-operation.
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  • Webpages: Nordic Welfare Centre or the CONNECT page.
Dennis C. Søndergård

Sidansvarig

Dennis C. Søndergård

Seniorrådgivare Välfärdsteknologi

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2017-03-26

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