The Project

Laurel is an EU HORIZON-funded project aiming to create actionable policies and training tools to support high-quality integrated long-term care across Europe.

Laurel commenced its work on February 1st, 2024 and will continue until January 31st, 2027. Over three years of activity, Laurel will research the current state of integrated long-term care, identify innovative policies and systems and explore the experiences of care users, informal carers, care professionals, and other stake holders.

These outputs will help care systems respond to the challenges of growing demand, economic constraints, accessibility, affordability, quality of services, shortages of members of the workforce, and systemic reforms.

The primary output of the project will be a body of academic research, actionable policy guidance for decision-makers, and training tools for those delivering long-term care.

The project will pay particularly attention to both gender and geographical differences in how long-term care is experienced and delivered.

The project is coordinated by Fundacio De Recerca Clinic Barcelona - Institut D Investigations Biomediques August Pi I Sunyer, with the support of eight other partners representing a broad group of integrated care experts, care technology experts, and user representative groups.