Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network
ENTWINE is a 4-year Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Union, which started as of September 2018. The Network will employ 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for high quality PhD training.
Mostly due to increased longevity and medical advances, the needs of older/ill individuals for long-term care rise rapidly while the availability of informal caregivers decreases. Informal caregivers are those who provide unpaid care to a relative or friend with a chronic illness, disability or other long-lasting health or care need. This ‘Care Gap’ will create huge problems for the sustainability of European health care systems that rely heavily on the provision of informal care. How can we solve this problem?The ENTWINE team aims:
- to detail the current and future caregiving challenges and motivations for diverse groups of informal caregivers and care recipients, and society, in different countries that have different care systems.
- to examine whether specific (psychosocial) interventions, services and technology-based interventions could be helpful to caregivers, and if so, how best to deliver these interventions, services and tools, in order to sustain willingness to care amongst caregivers and support them in experiencing optimal outcomes of their role.
- to promote the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions, services, and tools aimed to support informal caregiving.
Within the ENTWINE network, 15 PhD students
will be selected for a 3-year
advanced multidisciplinary and intersectoral research training. Below you can find a description of the three work packages and the 15 PhD positions, or visit the website.