Eldi-Care: Matching Skills in a Growing European Silver Economy
Eldi-Care aims to improve the key competences and skill level of caregivers, especially with regards to the quality of services provided to older people.
Grant Agreement Number: 2018-2453/001-001
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 1/11/2018 – 31/10/2020
The latest statistics show that during the last decade the share of population aged over 65 years in the EU-28 has increased by 2%, reaching almost 18% of total population, while the share of population aged over 80 years is more than 5%. According to Eurostat projections, population structure will alter so dramatically the following decades that by 2080 the share of the population over 65 years old will be almost one third of the total population.
Adaptation to an ageing society requires enhanced efforts from all to maintain older peoples’ sustained social inclusion. It also requires creating age friendly environments, including the mainstreaming of accessibility, and products and services that can be used by all.
Eldi-Care aims to improve the key competences and skill level of caregivers especially with regards to the quality of services provided to older people, bridging the gap between the world of education and training, creating new jobs and maximizing employment opportunities. This will be achieved by designing two fresh market-driven Curricula responding to the needs of older people and their families and closed ones.