Capacity building measures improving the elderly care potential in the rural areas of Morahalom


Capacity building measures improving the elderly care potential in the rural areas of Morahalom

Project ID: HU11-0016-A1-2013

Projektgazda/Project Promoter:

Mórahalom Városi Önkormányzat Municipality of Morahalom

Program Operátor/ Programme Operator

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetközi Együttműködési Programok Végrehajtási Főosztálya Prime Minister’s Office, Department for Implementation of International Co-opera - tion Programmes

Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period:

2016.05.01. – 2017.04.30

Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner:

Geonardo Környezetvédelmi, Térinformatikai és Regionális Projektfejlesztő Kft. / Geonardo Environmental, Geoinformatics and Regional Project Development Ltd.

Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner:


Összköltség / Total budget (HUF/EUR):

342 565 619,21 HUF/ 1 208 770,71 EUR

Norvég támogatás összege / Norwegian Grant (HUF/EUR):

320 866 610,77 HUF/ 1 132 203,99 EUR


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The main objective of the project was to improve the various capacities of the local social- and elderly care infrastructure in Mórahalom. Even though the local government provides essential assistance by delivering certain services to those with a social impairment aiding them to conduct a reasonably independent life at their homes as well as granting a solid background to deal with their various isssues (social mental, health), but such capacities are finite and the unique structure of the settlement, with a huge area dominated by scattered farms present significant challenges to the local social care network to carry out these mandatory and vital tasks

The primary institute coordinating these efforts had already been at and over its full operational capacity when the current project commenced. Improving their HR and other relevant capacities were constrained in the past not only by financial factors but they couldn’t be hoped to meet the demand presented by the population of the vast areas ruled by the above mentioned scattered farmsteads.

To ease these issues the project delivered a community building, that not only will serve as a day-care facility for the elderly target group, but also will promote social engagement for those who predominantly live isolated in the outskirts, with minimal or virtually no interaction with others.

There were two study tours organised during the project. The first one saw Hungarian experts familiarising themselves with the Norwegian best practices in the field of elderly care by visiting relevant facilities in and around Trondheim. In addition, there were a series of presentations covering the local aspects of social and elderly care practices to put the visited infrastructure into context. The second study tour was organised by the project promoter in Hungary and it hosted Norwegian experts to introduce them to the relevant Hungarian practices with special attention to the farm care-taker service and the many facets of its activities.

The primary objective of the studies was to draft a theoretical pathway for future development strategies to be implemented in the Hungarian social and elderly care system that are based on actual Norwegian examples and best practices. As a result of these studies the Municipality not only gained a much clearer picture about the actual and local status of its social and elderly care capacities and related infrastructure, but as a direct result of the action plan it will be able to manage and resolve the identified issues in a targeted and focused manner. These mutually conceived studies also facilitated bilateral and inter institutional cooperation between partners and institutions both from the donor country and from Hungary. As a direct result of these activities the Hungarian partners could draft a pilot action that is hoped to be successfully implemented in other municipalities throughout the region and potentially the country.

Additional priorities within this current action were focusing on a series of training activities that targeted not only the elderly target group but also the experts of the corresponding local institutional framework. The elderly managed to acquire a wide range of new and interesting skills and knowledge by attending these trainings covering the topics of dietetics, PE for elderly etc. Also, the local professionals were instructed by certified coaches primarily on the topics related to the field of communication with the elderly. In addition, two seminars were conducted covering the topics of volunteering as a potential realm of distinct types of activities for the seniors and discussing the issues on how to make healthcare sector carriers more attractive for male workers, that happens to be a major issue all over Europe including Norway too.

In short, the acquired knowledge and experience that were gained by the various activities of this project had opened a new opportunity to Morahalom to deliver a much higher level and better organised service to its senior citizens.



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