EU-WISE is an integrated project under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission designed to focus on understanding capabilities, resources, and changes in health related practices in community and cultural context across EUROPE.
This European collaboration will tackle the tricky problem of how to sustain and engage people with long-term conditions and limited resources in living healthy and fulfilling lives. The €2.9M research and development programme brings together 6 European countries and 7 organisations that will collaborate on the EU-WISE project.
Whilst most ways of encouraging self management activities focus on the attitudes and behaviour of individuals, there is also increasing recognition of the way in which community, work and domestic networks can have a powerful impact on our lives. In this programme of research we will look at how the challenges of managing a chronic condition like diabetes, can make use of an enhanced understanding of how resources needed for managing, can be mobilised and used as the bases of designing a new generation of interventions better able to address the challenges of managing a chronic condition in everyday life.
Our research aims to understand the role and influences of resources external to health services, which have an impact on peoples capacities to manage long-term conditions.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 279081