The Developer of Digital Health and Welfare Services

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region

Central Baltic

01.09.2015 - 28.02.2018

€451 412

€347 128

Project Summary:

The project DeDiWe aims at developing digital health and welfare services by creating a new curriculum. The curriculum is built on an e-learning platform to support professionals to live and work in a digital society and to offer citizens easy accessible e-Health services.

The project pilots the new curriculum in Finnish, Estonian and Latvian vocational education programmes. The new curriculum promotes multi-professional studying with the “Learning by Developing” pedagogical model, which gives students opportunities to learn together in real working life. The studies take place mostly on an e-learning platform, combined with cross-border co-creation and cooperation. In the next phase, the curriculum can be spread to all 27 health, social and IT study programmes and 5750 students in partner schools. It can also be spread to the 30 VET/UASs in partner countries and possibly wider in the Central Baltic region and the EU.

As a result of the project not only a new curriculum is created but also students have a possibility to implement development projects that are useful for the citizens. The core curriculum is the same for all students, which allows for a variety of professionals to work together. Each partner has its own set of students, but they work on the same e-learning environment. All in all, the project enhances Central Baltic business ecosystem development and creates better opportunities for public-private partnership, therefore supporting eHealth companies.

Lead Partner

Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Country: FI

Partner budget: 202.352 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 151.764 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Yrkeshögskolan Arcada Ab

Country: FI

Partner budget: 163.371 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 122.528 EUR ERDF

RSU Sarkanā Krusta medicīnas koledža

Country: LV

Partner budget: 37.593 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 31.954 EUR ERDF

Tartu Tervishoiu Kõrgkool

Country: EE

Partner budget: 48.096 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 40.882 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Helsingin ja Uudenmaan sairaanhoitopiiri, Lohjan sairaanhoitoalue

Country: FI

AS Ida-Tallinna Keskhaigla

Country: EE

LR VM Neatliekamās medicīniskās palīdzības dienests (NMPD)

Country: LV

Helsingin kaupunki, Sosiaali- ja terveysvirasto, Sairaala-, kuntoutus- ja hoivaosasto

Country: FI

Achieved results

Project result in category -
Aligned vocational education and training programme

DeDiWe - Curriculum to improve creation of eHealth services

The project DeDiWe created a 30 ECTS multi-professional curriculum “The Developer of Digital Health and Welfare Services”. The curriculum gives future professionals skills in developing improved eHealth services.
The study programme is based on the Learning by Developing model, where students, professionals and teachers learn together in working life. Competence level of the study programme is European Qualifications Framework (EQF) levels 5 and 6. Learning takes place mostly on an e-learning platform that is combined with cross-border cooperation. 
The curriculum is available on the project website ( so that other higher education institutions, training centres and schools can build study units upon it. The partner schools continue to offer the study units of the DeDiWe curriculum to their students. Many articles about the project are available, such as:

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  • Skills to develop improved eHealth services
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