CareNET project explained


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The CareNet project is aimed at developing a critical set of ICT competences for 2 identified ‘at risk’ target groups: care-workers and older persons. The project is designed to work in a synergistic way to tackle identified problems in the low skilled and under professionalised care-worker sector while at the same time promoting social inclusion and enhancing the quality of life of older people. The CareNet project will design, develop and pilot learning paths and resources based on cooperative learning between care workers and care recipients to promote improved quality of care and quality of life through the acquisition of care related digital competences. In addition, to answer specific needs, learning modules for individual learning, addressing ICT competences for employability and self-development (care workers) and ICT competences for active ageing (older people) will be created. In this way the project will contribute to: (1) the identified needs for professionalisation of care workers; (2) increased access to learning opportunities; (3) personal development of care workers and, ultimately, (4) overcoming the isolation of both care workers and older people by promoting social enterprise, active citizenship and active ageing.

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CareNET project explained

  1. 1. careNET: Building ICT competencies in the longterm care sector to enhance quality of life for older people and those at risk of exclusion Ildikó Mázár, EDEN LINQ, 16-17 May 2013, Rome
  2. 2. Basic information • Funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme (Key Activity 3 – ICT; Multilateral projects) • Funding period: January 2012 – December 2013 (24 months) • 8 partners in the consortium
  3. 3. careNET Partnership • • • • • IFEF: Institut Fepem (France) KCL: King’s College London (United Kingdom) IRS: Institut per la Ricerca Sociale (Italy) UNIPI: ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΕΡΕΥΝΩΝ ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟΥ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑ (Greece) FBIS: Fundación Burgos para la Investigación de la Salud (Spain) • UCL: University College Lillebælt (Denmark) • EDEN: European Distance and E-Learning Network (United Kingdom) • TLCR: Telecentre Europe (Belgium)
  4. 4. Aim and objectives Developing a set of ICT competences in two identified‘at risk’target groups: •low ICT skilled care-workers and •older persons to promote social inclusion and improvement of quality of life.
  5. 5. Main target groups Primary target group: • Group 1: institutions, organisations and individuals who are directly involved in elderly care Secondary target groups: • Group 2: specialised research groups involved in social care research • Group 3: policy-makers in care systems from local to European level
  6. 6. Key Outputs • Map of domains of competences • Designing and developing modular learning paths and learning resources • Establishment of Learning Relay Centres (LRC) • Deployment of an open source networking application
  7. 7. Project events • Validation seminars in the piloting countries (Spain and France) • Conference on ICT and eSkills for Social Care in Belgium
  8. 8. Further information and contact