Identification of Skills needs and Training by Elder Caregivers

The reason of the Erasmus+ project: “Eldicare: Matching skills in a growing European Silver Economy” emerges from the latest CEDEFOP Skills Panorama findings (12/2016) on the skills mismatch in the Elderly Care Sector. Adaptation to an ageing society requires enhanced efforts from all to maintain older peoples' sustained social inclusion. It also requires creating age friendly environments, including the mainstreaming of accessibility, and products and services that can be used by all. ICT is also essential as it enables integrated person-centered care, with more focus on prevention, early detection and independent living. Our project aims to offer a pathway out of the grey market for atypical/undeclared elderly care givers, through education and training in ICT & health applications, modernizing the way elderly care is provided by designing two fresh market-driven Curricula responding to the needs of this special demographics group and their families and closed ones.

Outputs (using social media for dissemination and translating in Spanish, Greek, French, German)

  • Project Management Structure
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Project Management Workbook
  • Progress and Final Reports
  • Project meetings
  • Internal confidential space of the project website

Results (using social media for dissemination)

  • Design and Deliver new Curricula
  • rethink and rebrand elderly care
  • A certification to participants

Impact envisaged

The project’s expected impact is going to change drastically the realities of both beneficiaries and stakeholders by facing their challenges with clarity and offering realistic and innovative solutions. Some of them:

  • Acquisition of new skills & competences
  • Establish  a value chain among partners
  • Creation of innovative and modernized curricula