EldiCare: Matching Skills in a growing European Silver Economy (KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Sector Skills Alliances)
“Eldicare: Matching Skills in a growing European Silver Economy” 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.
The project has identified 3 key challenges within the fields of medicine and healthcare, that are going to be addressed with:
- The use of IT devices & applications for health management in the field of record – keeping and tracking medical history.
- The use of e-tools for diagnosis & monitoring of a medical condition.
- The tech – literacy of elderly care workers, in order to stay updated and relevant in an ever-changing environment.
In response to the above challenges, the project has the following specific objectives:
- Respond to the recognized demand for tech-literate elderly care professionals.
- Develop a new Work Based Learning Scheme for Ageing Care Givers.
- Increase customer satisfaction through state-of-the-art services for elderly.
- Improve access to lifelong learning e-platforms.
- Enhance transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications of ageing care workers.
- Develop a mechanism for ensuring knowledge and mental abilities of ageing care givers, creating the first Ageing Care Givers Qualification Tool.
- Provide the First Code of Conduct for Ageing Care Givers, in order to enhance quality of the services provided.
Eldicare includes the activities below:
- Scoping Analysis and State of the Arts which will develop a sound and updated knowledge base for curricula development and delivery through a scooping analysis report which will present the state-of-the-art in training and learning methodologies for the elderly care sector in the participating countries.
- Design and developing two VET curricula that will enhance the employability of elderly care givers across Europe within the areas of Digital & New Technologies Skills.
- Core Curricula Design that includes the development of three VET curricula that will enhance the employability of aspiring creative professionals in the AV & LP sectors across Europe within the areas of Arts Management, Cultural Entrepreneurship, and Digital & New Technologies Skills.
- Methodological tools and learning and teaching resources that will be designed and developed for trainers, learners and employers in each country.
- A Psychometric Tool to test the mental capacity of elderly care workers.
- Curricula Delivery fit-for-purpose and relevant to industry needs.
- Quality Assurance ensuring that the project meets effectiveness through high quality standards processes and outputs.