Europe has a high presence in the world’s countries with the highest percentage in third age population; adding 30 years to the average lifespan, the cohorts of 60+ will have grown at least to 1,5 billion by 2030. Population ageing is one of the greatest social and economic challenges the EU faces. The elderly citizens constitute a significant part of the local community and the EU society not only to their population proportion, but also due to their needs for professionals who need to be well equipped and qualified, as elderly present a high number of needs (mental, physical, emotional).
CRICKET objectives are a) upskill the key-competences of professionals in the elderly care with specific communicative, emotional, social, personal skills and through the process of labor needs matching and capacity building, b) maximize potential in their employment through the recognition of skills and qualifications due to EQF, ECVET context & ECTS units, c) construct well-stepped units of educational materials, work-based scenarios, guides for the VET educators Implementation: What activities are you going to implement?
The activities are:
- 1. the design and development of a holistic training package with participatory context, development of curriculum and educators handbook, recognition & qualification tools creation,
- 2. design and development of the digital resources, with elearning sections and mobile application,
- 3. the dedicated and targeted workshops,
- 4. the dissemination and sustainability activities for the sharing and promotion of he CRICKET results
The collective project results will be:
a)The CRICKET materials (Holistic Training Package) which entail all the content material- knowledge & skills- the participants need to acquire,
b) The CRICKET Digital toolbox
c) Skills Assessment and Recognition Tools, which provides the whole initiative with an extra value dimension for the participants skills validation,
d) Training sessions/workshops e) dissemination and sustainability actions