Title Ecvet for Elderly Care (EFEC)
Project Number EAC-2012- 0633
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text ECVET for Elderly Care project EFEC improves comparability, transparency and mutual recognition of qualifications in the six partner countries and implements ECVET principles in the elderly care work. EFEC aims to develop a new education scheme for elderly care based on the needs of working life which will ease the implementation of ECVET in the field of social and health care.
Summary In Europe the population is ageing and people are living longer. This brings new challenges. The ECVET system aims to give people greater control over their individual learning experiences and make it more attractive to move between different countries and different learning environments. The focus in education will be transferred into skills and knowledge acquired, away from what the teacher has taught. ECVET for Eldely Care's overall project objective is to simplify comparability, transparency and mutual recognition of skills and knowledge in elderly care in the partner countries. Health and social work alliance project EFEC addresses the elderly care sector in 6 countries via 8 partners. Ecvet for Elderly Care EFEC project will create a multilateral transnational alliance between VET providers, education and qualification stakeholders, public and private working life and professional associations. Project will analyse working life needs, collect best practices and new innovations in the elderly care sector of partner countries and compare working life needs and curricula/qualifications in partner countries. . Financing for the project is provided by the Sector Skills Alliances programmes funded by the European Commission. The project is developmed co-operation of multilateral partners from Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Italy and UK. Financing for the project is provided by the Sector Skills Alliances programmes funded by the European Commission.
Description The EFEC is based on a number of earlier projects linked to its objectives. The following projects with a website were related to the social and health care sector: eVHa, EVOC, HETA-ECVET, HomE-ECVET, InhomEx-VETPRO, PROCARING, TRAIN and Wellness.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Utilization and distribution of results
Human Health and Social Work Activities
program or curricula
transparency and certification
Product information The project develops a basic unit for elderly care work based on research of working life needs. The unit will then be tested and implemented. The unit can be achieved in any of the partner countries and be recognised in student’s studies in his/her home country.