Project partners

Consortium beneficiaries

We CARE (France)
Project Coordinator, WP3 and WP4 lead

Born from the COVID-19 pandemic, We CARE is an initiative led by a group of global interventional cardiologists advocating for the continuity of patient access to lifesaving diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for cardiovascular care.
As Project Coordinator and WP3 lead, We CARE will leverage its extensive networks of interventional cardiologists and other cardiovascular practitioners to bring together large groups of EU specialists and learn from their experience (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) to improve care delivery.
Their involvement in the project ensures a broad range of voices from the CV care community are heard during the development of the resilience assessment tool and that the project results are disseminated to a large group of healthcare facilities and HCPs across the EU Member States.

AMC UMC Health Systems and Services Research Group (The Netherlands)
WP1 lead

Part of the Public and Occupational Health Department of the Amsterdam UMC, the international and multidisciplinary team focuses its research on the measurement, management, and improvement of the performance of healthcare systems, promoting evidence-based decision-making for more sustainable and resilient healthcare systems.
With a large expertise in health system performance assessment through previous collaboration with WHO and OECD, the group is well-equipped to apply adequate research methods to involve stakeholders and build a novel tool to evaluate the performance and resilience of the EU CV care systems in close collaboration with the other members of the consortium.

Catalan Health Service CatSalut (Spain)
WP2 lead

Public organisation under the Ministry of Health of the Catalan government, CatSalut is responsible for guaranteeing public, comprehensive, and quality healthcare coverage for the residents of Catalonia.
The organisation has been leading an initiative since 2021 to assess and improve the resilience of the CV care pathways in Catalonia through the investigation and adoption of integrative care practices between HCPs and cardiovascular care centres.
CatSalut’s direct access to healthcare facilities in the Catalonia region gives the organisation the opportunity to directly integrate new insights into already existing care pathways and learn from HCPs’ experiences, which will prove valuable for the development and testing of the resilience assessment tool.

Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology GISE (Italy)
WP3 co-lead

Supporting health protection as a fundamental right, GISE promotes the development and adoption of high-level standards for interventional cardiology across all regions in Italy and carries out research and educational activities as well as providing training materials and resources.
GISE’s close collaboration with healthcare systems across Italy provides links to all Italian regions; their outreach to healthcare facilities and their experience in dissemination activities will prove valuable for the development and testing of the resilience assessment tool as well as its dissemination to other organisations, such as NGOs, using twinning and workshops.

Partnering organisations

Other organisations have committed to support RESIL-Card for the communication and dissemination of the project results.

The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (Ireland)

Thanks to its engagement with the government, health sector organisations, the research community, and the public, the NIPC will have a crucial role in supporting the dissemination of the resilience assessment tool and the communication strategy towards public awareness and patient health literacy improvement.

Global Heart Hub (Ireland)

With 90 affiliates in 20+ countries, Global Heart Hub will contribute as a subcontractor to the definition and execution of communication and dissemination activities to improve CVD care awareness materials and strategies enhancing health literacy in the public.
Their participation in the project ensures the public and patients’ voices are taken into consideration at all stages of the project.

Cittadinanzattiva (Italy)

Supported by 21 provincial entities, and with over 350 branches throughout the country, Cittadinanzattiva will support GISE and contribute to the project through the dissemination of the resilience tool and raising awareness via its entire territorial network, implementing communication and information campaigns, courses, and seminars.

Europa Group (France)

Europa Group will significantly contribute to the project through the PCR programme that proposes a unique and comprehensive offering for the training of the interventional cardiology community members: live courses, scientific publications, educational seminars, and interactive digital learning platforms.


PCR is bringing to the project an extensive network of cardiovascular practitioners (4,500+ in the 27 EU Member States and Ukraine) and close ties with the 28 related national working groups/scientific societies, which will be leveraged for the development and roll-out of the RESIL-Card’s resilience assessment tool.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will provide independent advice and guidance throughout the project implementation.

Women as One

The organisation promotes talent in medicine by providing women physicians with unique professional opportunities aiming at building a more inclusive, diverse, and equal future in medicine.

EAPCI Nurses and Allied Professionals (NAP) Committee

The support of the NAP Committee will provide strong outreach among nurses and avoid common underrepresentation of this essential stakeholder workforce in all healthcare systems.

The GISE Foundation

The organisation’s principal scope is to pursue research and a collective interest and social solidarity by promoting the development of human knowledge in the medical-scientific sector – for both healthcare and lay personnel – in the field of cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.

Ukrainian health practitioners

To meet the requirements of the EU4Health call related to health promotion and CVD prevention in Ukraine, or with the displaced Ukrainian population in the hosting Member States, the consortium invited a few leading Ukrainian interventional cardiologists to provide insights on both cardiovascular patients’ and professionals’ needs.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s EU4Health work programme under grant agreement No. 101129203.

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