DIY WELFARE WHEN SYSTEMS FAIL
Meet people who are doing it. Learn how to do it. Build it together.
19 - 21 OCTOBER 2017, BRUSSELS, #OPENVILLAGE
|Open Science & Technology||Mental and Spiritual Health||Robustness to Rapid Change|
|How are people all over the world using open knowledge, open source hardware and software solutions to meet care needs?||What can we learn from off-the-radar initiatives about how we can boost one anothers' mental and spiritual health?||What new or unconventional solutions can protect us from consequences of “chaos in the system” when we are most vulnerable?|
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What is care? Who gives it?
“The state is the main care provider”, say many Europeans. And sure, the welfare state is a major safety net in their societies. “Business is the main care provider”, reply many Americans. They have a point too: their insurance companies, hospitals and clinic – most of these are businesses.
And yet, that’s not the whole story. Care models are failing: 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, more open, participatory, community-based methods are required.
At 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 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 programme under grant agreement No 688670