The main goal of the EUDONORGAN project is to increase rates of organ donation in the European Union and neighbouring countries via two specific areas of activity: training of trainers and awareness raising among key stakeholders. In both cases, activity will be aimed at health professionals and other key stakeholders, such as patients, patient support groups, public representatives of government agencies, representatives of health institutions, opinion leaders and the media.
- Training of trainers. With the aim of encouraging donation, EUDONORGAN offers attendance-based and virtual training on donation and organ transplantation. This training, aimed at both health care professionals and other key stakeholders, adopts specific methodologies and content to suit different profiles. These training activities are led by the University of Barcelona and the Fundació Bosch iGimpera, in collaboration with the Donation and Transplantation Institute (DTI) in Barcelona.
- Awareness raising. With the aim of promoting organ donation and transplantation in Europe, six events have been held in Poland, Hungary, Belgium, Greece, Portugal and Sweden in order to raise awareness among the population via the key stakeholders working in this context. Led by the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for the Transplantation of Organs and Tissues and the Croatian Ministry of Health, the events will run from late 2018 to mid-2019.
To assess the attainment of its targets, EUDONORGAN also operates a Monitoring and Evaluation System (WP Evaluation) which focuses on project outcomes and quality control. The system, implemented and overseen by Dinamia to ensure the quality and impact of the project’s outcomes, features a series of early warning signals which allow social institutions to steer their activity to achieve their established targets as effectively as possible.
Developed by an international consortium of leading European countries in organ donation and transplantation management (Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Spain), the EUDONORGAN project is the product of a 36-month service agreement awarded by the European Commission on the initiative of the European Parliament to encourage organ donation, and it aims to reach approximately 400 participants.