On 24 October, the Closing Conference for the SCIROCCO project was held at the Scotland House Conference Centre in Brussels.

After two years of hard work, the SCIROCCO project has validated and proven the SCIROCCO Maturity Model for Integrated Care. The final version was presented to attendees at the closing conference on 24 October 2018 in Brussels. During the event, in addition to the online “SCIROCCO Tool”, the methodology designed for its application and the experience of regions when they used it were presented.

The SCIROCCO (http://www.scirocco-project.eu/) European Project started in 2016 with the aim of creating a validated and proven tool that facilitates scaling-up of integrated care solutions among different regions in Europe. The “SCIROCCO Tool” comprises 12 dimensions, which are key in integrated care. It enables a multi-dimensional assessment of the maturity of the regions in terms of adopting integrated care solutions.

Kronikgune has led one of the project’s work packages. It has been in charge of obtaining the maturity requirements regarding good practice in the regions involved in the project. The Basque Country has been one of the five regions that tested the “Scirocco Tool”. The following organisations from Osakidetza have taken part: Araba IHO, Bilbao-Basurto, IHO Barrualde-Galdakao IHO, Donostialdea IHO, Santa Marina Hospital and the Integrated Care and Chronicity Service of the Directorate General.

The project’s closing conference was attended by a great number of people, both members of the consortium and representatives of the European Commission and the World Health Organization. The event could also be followed live through the project’s website. Experiences within the project were presented and shared, as well as results, knowledge transfer among regions and the situation of integrated care in Europe.

For further information about the project, please visit the data sheet on https://www.kronikgune.org/scirocco/ or the project official website http://www.scirocco-project.eu/