Care4Skills

  • Social work assistants
  • Nursing professionals
  • Social care workers
  • Social services managers
  • Provide immediate training opportunities to address urgent skills shortages, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapid advancement of digitalisation.
  • Establish a comprehensive understanding of the existing and future skills needs within the LTC sector, taking into consideration the evolving nature of care practices and technological advancements.
  • Develop and implement new, modular Vocational Education and Training (VET) curricula tailored to address the identified skill gaps and cater to the emerging occupational profiles within the LTC sector.
  • Create a robust Sectoral Skills Strategy to guide the European LTC sector in effectively addressing the identified challenges, fostering innovation, and promoting excellence in care delivery.
  • Implement a Rapid Response Training Programme within the first year, focusing on essential digital skills and person-centered care principles, utilising a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format, and targeting 1,500 frontline LTC workers.
  • Conduct extensive research to analyse existing training resources, anticipating future skills requirements, and devising a standardised methodology to monitor skills progression within the sector.
  • Develop comprehensive scenarios and personas to simulate and examine various situations encountered by LTC workers, enabling the identification of essential skills and knowledge required for different care settings and user groups.
  • Design and pilot new VET curricula based on identified learning outcomes, focusing on digital and person-centered care competencies, and utilising micro-credentials to enhance flexibility and recognition.
  • Formulate a Sectoral Skills Strategy encompassing milestones, actionable plans, funding avenues, and practical guidelines for implementation at both European and national levels, taking into account local particularities and sector-specific challenges.
  • Establish a comprehensive communication and dissemination strategy encompassing a project website, social media engagement, newsletters, press releases, and multiplier events to ensure broad visibility and promote the adoption of project outputs.
  • Formulate a sustainability plan, including strategies for expanding the Large Scale Partnership for Skills in Long Term Care, securing continuous funding, and disseminating key findings to policymakers and relevant stakeholders to ensure lasting impact beyond the project’s timeframe.
  • Institute a rigorous quality assurance framework to monitor and evaluate project activities, ensuring high-quality outputs, and incorporating feedback mechanisms for continuous improvement.

The Care4Skills project aims to create a more robust and adaptable LTC workforce across Europe, prepared to deliver high-quality, person-centered care in an increasingly digitalised environment.

Care4Skills is a project co-funded by the European Union. The Partnership for Skills brings together six European networks (EPSU, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities, the European Ageing Network, Social Services Europe, Federation of European Social Employers, and the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training ) covering service providers, employers, trade unions, vocational education and training services and universities from over ten countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Together, the Partnership aims to shape the future of skill development in the LTC sector and contribute to annual training of at least 60% of the sector’s workforce. 

Un'immagine di gruppo con le persone che partecipano al progetto