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The research team of EFFICHRONIC presents in a dedicated workshop the results of the implementation of the recruitment strategies, the profiles of the participants in the programme, the recruitment and engagement strategies used, the results of the SWOT analysis performed for quality control and the main elements of integrated care considered in EFFICHRONIC.

The research team highlights that more than 2300 participants successfully completed the programme  in the participant countries. Participants representing ethnic minorities and refugees, isolated caregivers, older people living alone or in institutions, Roma communities and people with low income were successfully engaged in the programme. A great and wide network of stakeholders (public administrations, health professionals, social workers, researchers, etc.) favoured the achievement of the recruitment.

The team presented the lessons learnt, eg.

  • Best recruiters are those who know the program well, so  dedicate enough time to explain the programme to the people who conduct the recruiting.
  • Tailored recruitment methods to the culture of the target population, especially if it concerns specific ethnic minorities, are recommended.
  • The strategy of prioritizing areas with higher vulnerability has been extremely positive.
  • Be aware from the start of the project of country-specific contexts that can strongly determine its implementation pace and path.
  • Etc.

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