The main objectives of the ELDI-CARE project are to:

  1. Enhance the sectoral skills in the emerging sector of ageing caregivers, ameliorate the skills of professionals embedding WBL and digital skills.
  2. Sectoral Skills Alliances objectives meets the emerging professional needs for digital and ICT skills, including WBL as ELDI-CARE Project.
  3. The Council Conclusions on the role of education and training in the implementation of Europe 2020 strategy and more specifically the objective to anticipate and match labour market and skills needs, including transversal competences such as digital competences.


Three key challenges has been identified within the fields of medicine and healthcare, that are going to be addressed through the ELDI-CARE project. These include:

  1. The use of IT devices & applications for health management in the field of record – keeping and tracking medical history.
  2. The use of e-tools for diagnosis & monitoring of a medical condition.
  3. The tech – literacy of elderly care workers, in order to stay updated and relevant in an ever-changing environment.


These issues will be solved by using skills & competences provided by the expertize of the partners involved and by the designing and implementation of a series of tools and programs crafted to assist professionals overcome these issues. These include:

  1. An online Self-Assessment Tool will provide elderly care workers the option to re-evaluate themselves and it will also offer constructive feedback, underlining key areas that need to be strengthened in order to achieve excellence. On the basis of the Self-Assessment Tool complete Short-term & Long-term Curriculums will be developed for Elderly Care Workers that will focus on responding to their most common and impactful weaknesses and needs.
  2. To create the Curriculum, TNA & DACUM methodologies will be used in order to ensure the quality and scientific accuracy of the approach. Focusing on online applications and e-solutions for the numerous obstacles an elderly care worker may face, will be a precious tool for achieving maximum efficiency and excellence. The capacity to find and adopt innovative methods and practices in their every-day working routine will be cultivated by becoming tech-literate and having a strong understading of ICT usage in healthcare.
  3. The ICT skills acquired through the well-designed and methodologically cemented Curriculum will be tested through a work-based learning section. Trainees will be given the opportunity to use innovative technologies and gain first-hand experience in a professional environment, ensuring both theoretical and practical understanding of the use of technological advancements in their occupation.
  4. Finally, an online Code of Conduct, accessible for all elderly care workers will combine both ethical and practical guidance for challenges they may face in their professional environment.


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