skip to Main Content

Choose your language to translate the website

Please note that the translation is provided by Google translation and might not be 100% accurate, especially for specific terms.
In case of doubt, please refer to the English version.

The European voice for informal carers

Project Description

Eldicare 2.0: Re-defining skills in a post-COVID European silver economy


Funding programme:


Project Leader:


Project description:

‘Eldicare 2.0: Re-defining skills in a post-COVID European silver economy’ started in July 2023, and is the continuation of a previous project titled Eldicare: Matching Skills in a growing European Silver Economy (2018-2021). Both projects are coordinated by AKMI.

Eldicare was achieving significant results, but the COVID-19 outbreak severely affected the project activities – and the elderly care sector more broadly. Thus, a new synergy was developed, focusing on the post-COVID era and on the European Commission goals for digitalization, green transition, entrepreneurial and soft skills for caregivers.

Eldicare 2.0 aims to update the occupational profiles and competencies of professionals in the caregiving sector, providing a sectoral long-term strategy that will tackle skill gaps on the labour market, and anticipate future skill needs. Training interventions will be piloted in Greece, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, Austria and Bulgaria.

Project objectives:

  • Develop a long-term skill strategy for elderly care professionals, by creating a skills ecosystem for the elderly care workforce;
  • Upskill and reskill elderly care professionals, to be able to meet growing needs of an ageing population;
  • Upgrade the existing and emerging occupational profiles with up-to-date and essential skills for elderly care practitioners, focusing on the principles of the digital and green economy, entrepreneurship, and patient-centred care;
  • Bridge the skill gaps of elderly care professionals, by analysing the skill mismatches in a post-COVID era, to ensure a common basis for competences;
  • Establish a methodology for addressing future skill needs, by creating a skill anticipation mechanism, and developing policy recommendations;
  • Provide new teaching and learning approaches, by creating competence-based courses, work-based learning procedures, employers’ handbook, and a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform;
  • Bring together education actors (i.e., Vocational Education and Training providers, Higher Education Institutions) with market representatives and umbrella organizations, mobilising them to achieve systemic and structural impact; and
  • Raise the quality and attractiveness of training in the care sector at European, national, regional and local level, by developing a common perception among key stakeholders.
Visit the project website

Contact Details

For enquiries about the ELDICARE 2.0 project, please contact Stecy Yghemonos

Back To Top