EU-Assistant project´s main objective is to contribute to the development and implementation of the personal (care) assistant for dependant people professional role, for this it is compulsory to regulate both the professional role and the training educational paths in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The project aims to start offering a range of learning modules about this topic, with the aim of making this a first step for an effective regulation of this professional profile in the European Countries in which it is not yet developed.
Project number: 2018-1-ES01-KA204-050118
Short description of the project:
A major policy and social challenge in the European Union is the ageing of the population, and the need to ensure quality Long Term Care for the increasing numbers of dependent young and older citizens. A family caregiver is “anyone, women or men, who is not a professional caregiver but, by default or choice, cares for a dependent person in his/her immediate circle” (European Charter for Family Carers). Family carers across the EU provide over 80% of all care, with women providing approximately two thirds of care, often at the expense of their own personal, family and/or work life (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, 2010).
The PeerCare project aims to contribute to reduce the “caregiver stress” symptoms by spreading a new approach for delivering informal training, feedback and support to family caregivers, through an online peer networking community with access to a training itinerary to improve Emotional Intelligence.