The federal government supports civil society project cooperations with East European countries, using the instruments of cultural relations and educational policy. Based on partnership, with a flat organisational structure, a cooperation can become effective “outside the realm of politics“ and beyond national borders through dialogue, development, and society and social commitment. Against the background of history with its traumas and dreams, the “peaceful co-existence of the peoples in Europe“ is strengthened.
Within the programme “Expanding Cooperation with Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia“, measures are eligible for funding which “develop permanent structures of civic society cooperation“, reach a large number of participants and pursue higher goals.
These goals are: “strengthening pluralism“, “encouraging discussion of values“, “opening up prospects for the future“, and “encouraging dialogue and understanding“ (Information on the Federal Foreign Office Programme)
Project name: „Capacity Building in Hospice Care“
The application submitted by the Johannes hospice for the year 2019 has been given a positive assessment by the Foreign Office. The two main goals were formulated as follows:
The Regional Clinical Palliative Care Center (Hospice) in Ivano-Frankivsk was founded in 1997 and has the status of a regional medical institution. Its task is to offer comprehensive care for the dying and their families. At the same time, students of the Medical College and the Medical University can learn there under realistic conditions. For further information: see palliacentre.com.ua (only in the Ukrainian language).
Project administration period
April 2019 to December 2019.
Activities carried out:
The project described the progress of increasing cooperation between the two hospices. Both are in a city with a similar population, both in a city with good standards of educational culture. Within the project, the cooperation formed a structure on the level of professional qualification. It is an excellent basis for future developments in 2020. Caring for the patient is central to hospice care and carers need professional support – for the people they look after and for themselves and their professional prospects.
Dr. Iryna Slugotska, director of the Regional Clinical Palliative Care Center in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine