ProInCa – Promoting the Innovation Capacity of Higher Education in Nursing During Health Services’ Transition – is a project co-funded by  the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education Programme.

The logo was designed to capture the spirit of collaboration so essential to the success of this project. The 3 overlapping circles represent the 3- year project length, with the overlapping of the circles representing the joint collaboration of all of the participants in the ProInCa project. The “I” that is in the shape of a triangle is symbolic of the ProInCa project and knowledge triangle, with the flame on top giving the logo representation of the lamp commonly associated with Florence Nightingale and reminds us that this project has the opportunity and responsibility of lighting the way for strengthening higher education systems in nursing. The blue and yellow colors reflect the colors of Kazakhstan as can be seen in the Republic of Kazakhstan national flag.

ProInCa aims to develop the sustainable innovation capacity of  Kazakhstan’s Medical Universities during the health services’ transition by enhancing knowledge sharing between the nursing community and developing nursing research, nursing leadership and evidence-based nursing.

The project duration is 3 years and consists of European and Kazakhstan higher education institutes and associated partners representing a variety of different


Structure of the project consists of 4 work packages.


The ProInCa team is comprised of partnerships from both European and Kazakhstan universities.

European Partners

JAMK University of Applied Sciences  (Finland)

Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care (Slovenia)

Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)

Kazakhstan Partners

Astana Medical University

Karaganda State Medical University

Nazarbayev University

Semey State Medical University

West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov

State Medical University

The project is supported by the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education, and Science as well as the Ministry of Healthcare, and coordinated by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Associated partners, including higher medical colleges, medical colleges, hospitals and Republican Public Association “Specialists of Nursing Paryz”, will work in close cooperation with the project participants to ensure the innovative nature of project activities and the sustainability of the project outcomes.

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