Fundació de Recerca Clínic Barcelona-Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer

The Fundació de Recerca Clínic Barcelona-Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (FRCB-IDIBAPS) is a public research centre that carries out excellent biomedical research and investigates the most common diseases in our society. FRCB-IDIBAPS is the result of the integration in 2023 of the Hospital Clínic Foundation for Biomedical Research (FCRB), created in 1989, and the consortium August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), created in 1996.

With >1,500 original articles and >2,500 publications annually, FRCB-IDIBAPS is one of the leading biomedical research centres in Spain driving forward original multidisciplinary biomedical research, with the mission to translate “knowledge into cure”. The broad vision of IDIBAPS Strategic Plan is to improve the health and quality of life of citizens through high impact research and collaborations, at the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility.

FRCB-IDIBAPS is an accredited healthcare research institute by the Spanish Carlos III Institute of Health since 2009, ranked in the first position in scientific productivity and quality, and also holds the recognition as Excellent Centre by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC). At the European level, FRCB-IDIBAPS has a strong track record working on European projects and has a dedicated European Projects Office (OPE) and the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (KTT). Within the Horizon Europe framework programme, until now 36 projects have been granted to FRCB-IDIBAPS with a total economic return of 24,4M€. Historically, the institution managed 55 projects in FP6 (11 as coordinators), 130 projects in FP7 (29 as coordinators) and is 89 projects in H2020 (10 as coordinators).

The Laurel project belongs to the following category of research activities in the FRCB-IDIBAPS portfolio: the societal challenges risen by an ageing population and the growth of chronic conditions and disabilities. This is an area that has a consolidated track record of funded projects within the institution.

International Foundation for Integrated Care

International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is a not-for-profit network incorporated as a Stichting in the Netherlands. IFIC’s mission is to cross organisational and professional boundaries in order to bring people to together to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice. IFIC seeks to achieve this through the development and exchange of ideas among academics, researchers, managers, clinicians, policy-makers and people who use services, alongside their carers and families throughout the world. A key focus of IFIC is to act as a research hub in partnership with its members and external academic centres internationally. The Foundation’s network extends across the globe with more than 30 international knowledge partners and the recent creation of IFIC collaborative centres in Australia, Ireland, Scotland and Canada.

AGE Platform Europe

AGE Platform Europe is the largest European network of non-profit organisations of and for older people. We elevate older people's voices, brining their experiences and aspirations to the table to celebrate ageing and fight for equality at all ages. AGE’s vision encompasses an inclusive society, based on well-being for all, solidarity between generations and full entitlement to enjoy life, participate in and contribute to society. At the same time, each person’s rights and responsibilities throughout their life course have to be fully respected.

Social Economy Europe

Social Economy Europe (SEE) is the network that federates the different Social and solidarity families at European level and is a driver for enabling EU policy for Social Economy (SE).

Currently, SEE has 24 members amongst which European Groupings, National Umbrella Organizations and European Networks, represents 2.8 million social economy enterprises and organisations in Europe that employ over 14 million workers and accounts for approximately 8% of GDP in nearly all sectors of activity.

SEE is the secretariat of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup. SEE is also member of the European Commission Expert Group on Social Economy & social enterprises (GECES), the Civil Society Liaison Group, the EU Industrial Forum, the Youth Entrepreneurship Policy Academy and the European Platform to Combat Homelessness.

SEE is also an observer member of the UN task Force in Social and Solidarity Economy and a founding member of the Ibero-American network for the Promotion of the Social and Solidarity Economy. SEE is the most representative SE entity in Europe.


Eurocarers brings together carers’ organisations as well as relevant universities & research institutes – a unique combination that enables evidence-based advocacy. Our network works to ensure that care is valued and unpaid care is recognised as central to the sustainability of health and long-term care systems. We believe that carers’ know-how and needs are worth listening to and people should have the right to choose freely whether they want to be a carer, and to what extent they want to be involved in caring. Our aim is therefore to act as a voice for informal carers, irrespective of their age or the particular health needs of the person they are caring for.


Panaxea B.V. is a leading health research & evaluation consultancy firm providing effective, science-based solutions for companies and institutions working within healthcare. Panaxea’s mission is to accelerate market access and reimbursement for healthcare innovations with added value to the individual patient, the healthcare system and ultimately the society. It does so by applying state-of-the-art methods and developing innovative scientific methods for Value-Based Reimbursement Analysis, Health Services and Systems Research and Health Technology Assessment specifically for medical products and healthcare services in an early stage of development.


EHTEL (the European Health Telematics Association) is a unique pan-European multidisciplinary stakeholder platform, bringing together organisations and individuals engaged in all aspects of eHealth. EHTEL’s distinctive structure enables the exchange of ideas, opportunities and knowledge with a community of 5,000 digital health and care experts and innovators. It does that through webinars and projects, leading to innovation in the delivery of eHealth solutions and the transformation of health and social care. The association is well placed, in the heart of Europe, to bring together the voices of European stakeholder groups, and provide concrete insights into European policy.


European Social Network

The European Social Network is the independent network for local public social services in Europe. It brings together 180 organizations from 34 countries that plan, deliver, finance, manage, research, and regulate local public social services, including health, social welfare, employment, education, and housing. We support the development of effective social policy and social care practice by exchanging knowledge and expertise.