Save the Date!
The final conference of the GivingCare – Empowering Caregivers project will take place on Friday 5th May (a.m.)
The GivingCare – Empowering Caregivers project has developed and tested an innovative Continuous Education Programme. This project has also reflected on a Competence Profile for carers and developed awareness raising material.
This conference will offer the possibility to discover the Giving Care training modules, learn about the outcomes of the piloting in Spain, Portugal, Poland and Slovenia, and discuss the way forward in the current policy context at European level.
The last three years
- How to bridge the care skills gap?
- How to ensure health and care professionals have the skills required to provide quality care to older persons?
- How to support informal carers through empowering training opportunities?
Among Long-Term Care workers, only 1 in 2 consider that their “present skills correspond well with their duties”. Growing evidence points to the need to develop skills among care workers to ensure the quality of care services at a time requirements are becoming increasingly complex. Training is also key to improving working conditions and job attractiveness in the care sector when European countries face a perilous shortage of staff in the care sector. Parallelly, the pivotal role of informal carers is being increasingly acknowledged, as well as their need for support, including accessible and relevant training.
Bringing together Health Schools, Universities, and civil society organisations from Spain, Portugal, Poland and Slovenia, the Giving Care project aims at empowering carers and fostering their recognition through training. Therefore, partners have developed and tested a Continuous Education Programme, and produced corresponding training material for professional and informal carers, and awareness raising tools. The partnership also reflected on the content of Competence Profile for carers.
Concluding three years of cooperation
Concluding three years of cooperation, this event will offer the possibility to discover the Giving Care training modules, learn about the piloting’s outcomes, and discuss the way forward in the current policy context at the European level.
It is open to all relevant stakeholders:
- care workers
- informal carers workers
- training providers
This event will take place in Brussels and online. The registration is open until 25th April.
 Eurofound (2020), Long-term care workforce: Employment and working conditions, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg