The app “Good support” developed by Foundation Science for Environment from Koszalin, northern Poland, won the European Commission RegioStars contest for the most innovative projects.
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The results of the competition were announced in Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities, jointly organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO).
The project of the Polish foundation was distinguished in the category concerning fighting inequalities and poverty. The project received a donation of around EUR 2 mln. It is released along with the office of the marshal of Zachodniopomorskie province, the regional facility of social policy, Caritas of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg diocese, and Szczeciń-Kamień archdiocese.
“Good support” was also called “Uber offering neighbour care services.” It can be used on computers via the desktop app, which is also integrated with the mobile app. It allows people to find local care services online.
Olgierd Geblewicz, the marshal of Zachodniopomorskie province, said that this project aims to help people who are in difficult situations, who are not self-reliant or live in remote places.
He added that the promotion of good practice in Europe is very important. “I hope that thanks to this reward we will be able to share our experiences with the whole of Europe,” Mr Geblewicz said.