CORE Group, 4th Management Committee and Working Groups Meetings, 24th -26th October 2018, Porto, Portugal

By | June 4, 2018

The 4th Management Committee, the CORE Group and the four Working Groups of the COST-funded project “RATIONING – MISSED CARE: An international and multidimensional problem” met on the 24th, 25th and 26th October 2018 in Porto, Portugal, hosted by INESC-TEC and University of Porto.

During the first day, the Core Group members met to update and discuss the progress of all of the Working Groups, Action networking activities including Trainings Schools, Short Term Scientific Missions, meetings, dissemination plan and funded options.

The Management Committee meeting took place on the second day, October 25th 2018, chaired by the Action Chair Professor Evridiki Papastavrou, with 42 participants from 20 member-countries. Professor Wilson Abreu, representative of the Nursing school in Portugal, and Prof Mário Amorim-Lopes, Local Organiser, welcome all participants in the meeting.

During the meeting, the Chair, together with the Grant Holder Manager, Dr Rousou, the Dissemination Committee leader, Dr Amorim-Lopes and STSM coordinator, Dr Efstathiou updated about the current grant period of the Action as well as about the forthcoming activities for the subsequent grant period. WG leaders, Professors Walter Sermeus, Maria Schubert, Riitta Suhonen and Olga Riklikiene presented the work in progress and the work that is published in international journals or presented in European and other Conferences as well as the Training School and the Workshops performed under their WG. Important messages included the collaboration of all Working groups towards the development of policy briefs to disseminate the action in European and national level.

Working Groups meetings followed, and the discussions focused on the ongoing projects and publications and related activities. At the moment all WGs have proceeded in published work, which shortly will be also available in the action website (www.rancare-action.eu)

At the end of the 3rd day, a workshop was organised by Dr Michael Simon and Catherine Blatter focusing on RANCARE reporting guidelines, that soon will be available. All the work done by the WGs is available in the RANCARE website.

Summary of the workshop for the RANCARE reporting guideline

Guideline Summary Presentation

You can also download a text file for the Press Release here.


The CORE Group meeting, the Management Committee and the Working Groups 1-4 will be met on 24th- 26th October 2018 in Porto, Portugal.

On 25th October, 2018 the MC members will discuss the main achievements of the Action till today and set new targets for the GP3. 

MC members, International Partners Countries members and other researchers of the 4 working groups of the Action, will be attending the discussions.

Agenda of the MC meeting will be shortly announced. 

Sponsor of the event:  Associação de Turismo do Porto