Vilans participated in the European INTERLINKS project (EU 7th Framework Programme), with Henk Nies (Vilans) as Work Package leader on Quality Management. INTERLINKS was a three-year project designed in a spiral configuration to elaborate on the INTERfaces and LINKS between health and social care, and between formal and informal care. Its main aim was to construct a general framework for describing and analysing long-term care (LTC) for frail older people.
The project INTERLINKS was co-ordinated by the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna) with a consortium of 15 partners from 12 Member States (AT, DE, DK, EL, ES, FI, FR, IT, NL, SE, SK, UK) and Switzerland.
INTERLINKS published the book Long-term Care in Europe. Improving Policy and Practice, with Kai Leichsenring, Jenny Billings and Henk Nies as editors.