Webinar: Developing digital competences of care workers to improve the quality of life of older people: CARER+ experience

Dear colleagues,

The Vulnerable Groups WG would like to invite you to a new webinar scheduled for Friday, 17th July.

Theme: Developing digital competences of care workers to improve the quality of life of older people: CARER+ experience

Date: 17 July 2015

Time: 10 - 12:00 CET

The webinar will present the model developed and impact of the Carer+ project which supported professional development of care workers facing new challenges in the digital age.

The CARER + project identified the digital competences needed in order to enable the elderly people to live with new and existing technologies at home. Based on the identified Competence Framework, it also developed learning pathways using digital technology tools training caregivers in the use of new technologies. These were tested in various environments in different countries with caregivers.

The webinar will provide an overview of the piloting which included 200 carers and a further 50 informal care givers were involved in a training programme lasting 200 hours as part of a Continuous Professional Development Programme.

In addition, the methodology and results of impact assessment will be presented.

Join the webinar and find out what effect the Carer+ model has on the quality of care work provided by carers and whether the Carer+ model ultimately has an effect on the quality of life of older people as care recipients.


Register your attendance before 16 July by filling this short online form

On Thursday, July 16th the WebEx meeting invitation will be sent to all registered participants.


Presenters: Margit Kinyik, Project expert and Itziar Álvarez Lombardía project partner from Spain 

MARGIT KINYIK has 13 years experiences with civil society development and the CSO/NGO sector, as well as with social service development. Working in a social NGO, she was involved in several local, national and international projects. As a researcher, Margit is interested in various civil society issues like public service delivery, social economy, voluntary work, NGO sector sustainability and social services development like the role of the NGOs in public service delivery. Since 2012, she has been working as a freelance expert. Margit has been lecturing for 10 years in higher education, teaching NGO sector-related subjects.

In Carer+ project, as a part of Telecentre-Europe AISBL staff, Margit was involved in the coordination of the pilot program, the preparation of the Piloting Handbook and the Impacts Assessment Methodology Frame as well as in the design and implementation of the policy visits. 

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Here are the presentations from the webinar. Thanks again to Margit, Itziar and all participants.



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