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European Transplant Sports Week 2016 Vantaa

  • Toteutusaika:1.11.2015 - 31.10.2016
  • Rahoittaja:Erasmus+ Sport
  • Tutkimusalue:Kokonaisvaltainen terveys ja hyvinvointi
  • Projektityyppi:International RDI

Over 31 000 Europeans have received an organ transplant in 2013 and the number of people accepted into active treatment are at least ten fold. The serious illness leading to dialysis and/or eventually to organ transplantation is often several year long, physically and mentally stressful process. Physical rehabilitation alongside of psychological and social rehabilitation is proved to greatly enhance the quality of life of dialysis patients and organ transplant recipients.

The ETSW16 goals are: 1) To enhance social inclusion of organ transplant recipients by using sports in European and national level. 2) To promote equal opportunities and participation in organ transplant sport on European and national level. 3) To bring together European transplant sport and patient associations. 4) To raise awareness of organ transplant sport and health enhancing physical activities.

The ETSW16 gathers European organ transplant recipients, dialysis patients, students, volunteers, families, medical and sport professionals and European transplant sport organisations together to promote organ transplant sports and organ transplantation. Events are targeted for all dialysis patients and organ transplant recipients in 65 European organisations.

The ETSW16 local communication program reaches over 1 million people. On a European wide communication network, ETSW16 covers the estimated 10 million target persons.

Laurea works as supplier in the ETSW16 project. Laurea supplies project analysis and data gathering of the final learning outcomes and reports.