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CARER +

Title CARER+ : Ageing well in the community and at home: developing digital competencies of care workers to improve the quality of life of older people

Funding programme CIP-ICT PSP

Project reference 297304

Principal investigator Pier Giuseppe Rossi

Role UniMC Partner

Consortium Institut FEPEM de l'Emploi Familial (Coordinatore-FR), Federation des Particuliers Employeurs de France (FR), Telecentres Europe (BE), 3s Unternehmensberatung Gmbh (AT), Istituto per la ricerca sociale (IT), King's College London Learning Institute (UK), Arcola Research (UK), European Distance and E-learning Network (UK), Fundatia EOS - Educating for an Open Society (RO), Latvijas Informacijas un Komunikacijas Tehnologijas Asociacija(LV), UBIQUIET (FR), Swedish National Family Care Competence Centre (SE), Latvijas Samariesu Apvieniba (LV)

Runtime from 01.04.2012 to 31.03.2015

Status concluded 

Short description The CARER+ project aims to identify new competences in the domiciliary care working sector to support older persons in the home - anticipating a new and vital role for care workers, as a ‘CARER+’, by developing a set of learning paths and educational resources for mobile and work based learning, that respond to major challenges to their professionalisation: isolation, access to technology, flexibility of study modes, lack of support and motivation, formal accreditation, recognition of prior experience, and scalability. The primary target groups addressed will be the relevant actors of social care sector: care workers and caregivers, their trainers within VET and Adult Education, older people, policy and decision makers, families, associations of care recipients and caregivers.

Total cost € 3.974.054,90

EU contribution € 1.987.027,45

EU contribution to UniMC € 99.592,40

Project website http://www.carerplusproject.eu/