Eurocarers is involved in a new Erasmus+ funded project called NEXUS. The project aims to strengthen the links between policy, research and practice both in the youth as well as in the welfare sector by raising awareness on the importance of end-users’ involvement in research and policy development among youth and young carers’ support workers by upskilling them to that end and by promoting their work. The project also aims to support active citizenship, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship of young people and, in particular, of young carers.
The project will be implemented by a consortium composed of organisations active in supporting innovation in care services and social inclusion: Redial (Ireland), EDRA (Greece), INRCA – National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (Italy), Anziani e non solo (Italy) as well as Eurocarers.
The objective of the consortium is to develop:
- A multi-language training program about the core-competencies needed by youth workers to contribute to research and policy around young carers, together with a guide for its replication by other providers.
- An open online educational resource (OER) for youth workers across Europe to acquire the skills they need to engage in evidence-based policy development.
- Policy recommendations to meaningfully engage with youth workers, young carers, service providers, researchers and policy makers in the format of a national and European workshop.
More information can be found on the project website and in the project leaflet which is now available in English, Greek and Italian languages on the following link: https://nexusproject.eu/about/