Meeting with representatives of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Budapest

On February 16, 2023, the heads of projects financed under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism met with representatives of the Norwegian Embassy in Budapest. The event was also attended by the head of the EMPOWER FOR 21 project, our dr. Monika Sobočan. The EMPOWER FOR 21 project is committed to empowering professionals in the 21st century by developing lifelong learning skills, employee well-being, and prevention and recognition of mental disorders. The project managers were able to share experiences with each other and make contacts that will certainly help to make the projects as successful as possible.

The Norwegian partner NTNU visited the other two Slovenian partners UKC Maribor and MF UM in Maribor at the end of January 2023. The purpose of the visit was to plan the work on the project (especially on leadership and communication work package). Partners exchanged good practices and got to know more of each other during this visit.

The study visit took place on January 25 and 26, 2023 at the University Medical Centre (UMC) Maribor. The first day was devoted mainly to the content of the communication and management work package. The Norwegian partner was presented with the results of the “Assessment of needs regarding the development of competences for healthcare professions” questionnaire, and based on this, the planning of upcoming management and communication workshops, was carried out through the conversation. The workshops are expected to take place from March to May 2023.
The second day of the study visit we used it to plan the work within the mental health care work package and to plan the curriculum for teachers.

On this occasion, the Norwegian partner also participated as an active speaker in a press conference on the topic of the presentation of the prefabricated facility of child and adolescent psychiatry clinics (more on: Facebook post UKC Maribor).

The Service of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Development and European Cohesion Policy issued a decision in May this year approving the EMPOWER FOR 21 project, which is co-financed from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (Norway Grants).