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We are delighted to announce that COLLAGE members, the Healthy Ageing Research Group in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC were successful in their grant application to the European Commission Lifelong learning programme (LLP -project ERASMUS Academic Networks).
The project, entitled ELLAN, aims to establish a Later Life Active Network that will promote European cooperation and innovation related to the ageing populations. This research will culminate in the development of a European Core Competencies Framework for working with the older people in health and social care. The Consortium secured €567,914. The overall project will be led by Finnish partners and includes UCC members Dr A Coffey, Dr Mark Tyrrell and Emeritus Professor Geraldine McCarthy. Dr. Coffey will lead the UCC team on one of the work packages. The project commences in October 2013 for 3 years.