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Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport welcomed the project partners

The TCALL project* was officially launched at the Bremen Town Hall on 3rd April, 2023, where the Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport welcomed the project partners, among them academics, practitioners and other actors from the care and policy sectors. By setting up teaching units in three model care homes in Bremen, the project has initiated the creation of new innovation and transfer structures in long-term care. The prospective aim of the project is to disseminate these structures, so that new technical and digital as well as structural and process management developments can be tested, evaluated and implemented – in Bremen and throughout Germany.

The 9-year project, funded to the tune of €16m. by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and coordinated by Prof. Heinz Rothgang (Department of Health, Long-Term Care and Pensions at SOCIUM, University of Bremen), unites the expertise of the following actors in the long-term care sector in Bremen:

Scientific partners:

  • Prof. Heinz Rothgang, SOCIUM, University of Bremen
  • Prof. Karin Wolf-Ostermann and Prof. Ingrid Darmann-Finck from the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP), University of Bremen
  • Prof. Karsten Wolf from the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen
  • Prof. Claudia Stolle, Nursing Research and Advisory Centre at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences
  • Prof. Matthias Zündel from the Integrated Health Campus Bremen (IGB)
  • Bremen Centre for Nursing and Care Education

Practice Partners:

  • Johanniterhaus Bremen (St. John’s Association care home)
  • Two care homes of the Caritas Association Bremen


The kick-off was attended by representatives from all the partners involved, and especially the staff from the participating care homes, as well as other stakeholders from the care and policy sectors. Statements were given by Anja Stahmann (Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport), Tim Cordßen-Ryglewski (State Counsellor to the Senator for Science and Ports), Prof. Maren Petersen (Vice President for Teaching and Studies), Dr. Sabina Schoefer (Vice President for Digitalisation at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. Heinz Rothgang (Professor at the University of Bremen and Project Coordinator). The event was rounded off with interactive elements and an informal get-together.

* (Transfer Cluster of Academic Long-Term Care Teaching Facilities, in German: Transfercluster Akademischer Lehrpflegeeinrichtungen in der Langezeitpflege

You will find further contributions to this event here:

Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-58557