IHF in Athens For The Kick-Off Meeting of Eldicare, an Erasmus Plus Project

November 2018

The ageing of Europe is generating the need to professionalise the caregiving sector for its occupational growth shows projections of one third of the  European population above 65 by 2080. Thus,

The ageing of Europe is stressing the need to professionalise the care-giving sector: with projections of one third of the European population above the age of 65 by 2080, care-giving is a growing occupation. The Eldicare Project aims at anticipating the skills needs of elder-caregivers, featuring more elderly-driven soft skills and a more tech-oriented and innovative approach.

Eldicare is a “Sector Skills Alliance” funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme – it brings together 12 partners from 5 Countries i.e. Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, UK.

Partners will follow through with comprehensive training needs analyses as required for the professional profile of elder caretaker and develop two training curricula, completed with Learning Outcomes and certification mechanisms.

At the Kick Off Meeting, held in Athens on November 15 and 16, the partners set things in motion detailing the timeline and scope of technical activities as well as defining the management and administrative structure for project implementation.

IHF asbl, a non-profit organisation established in Brussels (Belgium) in 2003, will undertake the necessary Actions for introducing project findings to Stakeholders in Brussels, with a special focus on GDPR related Institutions. IHF will be main key actor in dissemination and exploitations of project results.

IHF will undertake the responsibility of the Quality Assurance (W.P5), due to its expertise and capability having participated in a wide range of Erasmus+ Projects. Also, IHF will have active role in the Dissemination activities (W.P6) of the project organising conference and due to its extensive network promoting effectively the results and deliverables of the project throughout Europe. Moreover, IHF will participate in the scoping analysis W.P2 as it has a great expertise in the field of academic researches. Horizontally IHF will be involved in the Project Management (W.P1), Quality Assurance (W.P5) and in the Curriculum Desing W.P3.


The Eldicare Project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.