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Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT)

Total population: 1.2 million

Region profile

Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) is an Italian border region located in the heart of Europe.

It is located in the north-eastern part of Italy, and is one of the five Italiana autonomous regions with broad autonomy and enjoying a special administrative area. The capital is Trieste. It has an area of 7,856 km² and about 1.2 million inhabitants.

It borders Austria to the North and Slovenia to the East; to the South it faces the Adriatic Sea. The region is the heart of Europe representing a natural opening to the sea for many Central European countries. It's crossed by the major transport routes linking the east and west of southern Europe.

It encompasses the historical region of Friuli and the geographical region of Venezia Giulia, each with its own distinct history, traditions and identity. The name Friuli dates back to Roman times and draws its origin from Forum Iuli (Cividale del Friuli) which was established by Julius Caesar in mid-1st century B.C. and became the capital city of the Venezia et Istria region after the destruction of Aquileia. Following upon Barbarian invasions its name was extended to the whole surrounding areas. Venezia Giulia dates back to Roman tradition as well, with Julius Caesar and Caesar Octavianus Augustus both belonging to Gens Julia. The city of Trieste (pop. 231,667) is the region capital city and its main regional centre. Udine, Gorizia, Palmanova, Pordenone are the three other areas into which FVG is divided. Located between Austria, Slovenia, Veneto, and the Adriatic Sea, Friuli-Venezia Giulia enjoys a miscellaneous geographic environment and a subsequent diverse climate. The geographical configuration of FVG has placed the region at the core centre of the Latin, Slavic, and German cultures, which have finally found common grounds and mutual enrichment from their cultural and linguistic diversities.

FVG Region has given birth to a number of internationally-renowned artists giving evidence to the cultural wealth of this Region: the writer Italo Svevo, the director-writer-poet Pierpaolo Pasolini, the photographer Tina Modotti, the theatre director Giorgio Strehler, the Nobel laureate in physics Carlo Rubbia, the cinematographer Dante Spinotti and the germanist and writer Claudio Magris. The beauty of the landscape and the cultural meltingpot als oattracted and inspired artists suchas James Joyce and Rainer Maria Rilke.

The Region can offer a wide variety of sceneries and may attract visitors both for its historical, cultural, and scenic attractions.


Regional partners

FVG Region is the leader of the SmartCareProject  and main coordinator of the European Consortium which gathers all the project partners.  Trieste ASUITs has been appointed as the operative-executive leader also for Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region. Throughout the Region, 20 Districts will be involved for service provision and coordination (involving at least 80 providers of healthcare services) belonging to six Health Authorities. District-based nursing home-care services (SID)  will participate as well, including GPs, District Physicians, Specialists, and other Health Care Professionals.  Social Service providers will involve 218 Municipalities. Third Party involvement will be ensured by local volunteer associations.

SmartCare beneficiaries

200 patients will be provided access to the Smart Care platform. The subjects will be identified along two different pathways: ICP-Discharge and ICP-LTCare.

Further regional partners

Contact center  services will be provided by private partners still to be identified.


Cardiovascular Centre

Health Services Bassa Friulana (ASS5)

Tourist Portal Friuli Venezia Giulia




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