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03 April 2017

Report on fractions and interactions in the old age sector

Co-creation

Copenhagen Centre for Health Research in the Humanities (CoRe) has produced a report on how the co-creation policy in the old age administration in Ishøj Muncipality changes the relations between municipality, citizens and civil society, and how this challenges and develops the professional and voluntary boundaries, continuity in community initiatives as well as citizen-involvement.

CoRe and Ishøj Municipality has collaborated on the project Brudflader og samspil på ældreområdet (Fractions and interactions in the old age sector) through the winter 2016/2017.

Handling projectification
One of the focus points of the report is the projectification of care-work. While this projectification is a problematic way of organising the welfare state, it is a condition that the municipalities currently have to navigate in.

The report shows how municipalities such as Ishøj handle the projectification in innovative ways. One example of this is how they succeed in co-creating a fluid type of voluntarism, where the continuity from project to project is ensured through a group of highly engaged volunteers.

You can download the report (pdf in Danish) using this link.