19-21 OCTOBER 2017, BRUSSELS, #OPENVILLAGE
DIY WELFARE WHEN SYSTEMS FAIL
Meet the people who are doing it.
Learn how to do it.
Build it together.
POWERED BY COMMUNITY
SHOW & TELL
|INVESTMENT & POLICY WORK|
What's in it for you?
Meet great people and projects in a global network of 4000+ members!
Build new relationships, opportunities and collective intelligence powered insights!
Get peer and expert input, hack challenges that matter to you, together!
Support one another’s personal and professional development as changemakers!
What is care? Who gives it?
“The state is the main care providers,” say many Europeans. And sure, the welfare state is a major safety net in their societies. “Businesses are the main providers” many Americans reply. They too have a point: their insurance companies, hospitals and clinics - most of these are businesses.
And yet, that’s not the whole story. Care models are failing: The per capita health care expenditure grows faster than GDP. We need to spend an ever-greater part of our resources just to stay well. Under pressure to get care, the edges of society respond by getting creative.
This event is part of OpenCare, a research project on how to make health- and social care accessible for all, open source, privacy-friendly and participatory. We start from the assumption that state and private institutions will be unable to meet the demands for care in the 21st century and that new open, participatory, community-based methods are required.
At the Openvillage festival we bring together many #opencare projects into a demo of a new health and social care system powered by open source, community-driven solutions.We are interested in what you already are doing, and what we can do together.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no 688670
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