IENE7: improving communication, intercultural and social skills for foreigners and migrants who work as caregivers of elderly people in Europe
Type of Project
KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
ERASMUS+ NATIONAL AGENCY (ROMANIA)
Providing long-term care in home is proving to be a viable and cost effective alternative to institutional care. Due to the increasing numbers of older adults and the demand for the home direct-care workers all over Europe, there is a current and, possible, future shortage of trained caregivers. In many EU Member States, migrants are filling this labour gap, providing essential care services. Migrant elderly caregivers are dealing with important challenges of inadequate education and training in the field as well as with minimal working benefits.
The project aims to fill the gap in the training of elderly care givers, to empower migrant employees in home care, to enhance their job opportunities, strength their position on the labour market and increase quality of provided care services.
The project is based on a review of the national and international literature, job analyses, occupational standards, continuing professional development courses, related to migrant and foreign workers caring for older people, conducted in UK, Romania, Italy and Spain.
For each topic, the partners created a learning tools and resources used in the development of learning activities on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an innovative pedagogical approach of co-learning through co-creation, based on digital integration in learning.
Consortia (coordinating and partners)
Coordination: Edunet Organisation, Craiova, Romania
Middlesex University London, UK
University of Almeria, Spain
University of Catania, Italy
EAS28 – Commune di Ortona, Italy
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