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Martina Šarin


Project Overview

Living lab: Center Bliss

I am an active member of a non government organization called SAL from Lovinac, Croatia and our goal is to improve the quality of life in general and in this project for breast cancer women. Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide. There are about 1.67 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year (IARC Globocan, 2012). Breast cancer has 26% in total new cancer cases in Croatia and Zadar County is holding first place for the highest mortality rate over the past couple of years (Croatian Institute for public health, Registry for cancer 2011.) A Living lab: Center Bliss is a innovative model of a sustainable environment system where users and producers and community co-create innovations in order to reduce mortality rate and improve quality of life for breast cancer patients. This is a resourceful concept that involves users and all other relevant stakeholder in creating selfconstructive, sustainable system, flexible and adoptable to new challenges and situations. For more information about Living Labs please follow link: http://www.openlivinglabs.eu/aboutus. Center Bliss will use this model to achieve its objectives: raising awareness among women, impowering them to take responsibility, improving quality of life of women with breast cancer and reducing the mortality rate by early detection. Bliss will introduce new methods of group work to Croatia by using Open Space Technology, World caffe method, UnPanel, etc. Bliss will organize seminars, lectures and workshops for breast cancer patients, healthcare students and workers in the field of social interaction with patients, research and education and our other partners and associates. It will also provide psychological support system to women with breast cancer and services like housekeeping, food and supplies delivery, transport to a physician, etc.

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