Title EQUIP: European Framework for Qualifications in Home Care Services for Older People
Project Number 133965-LLP-2007-FI-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text The number of old people is increasing in Europe. Nine out of ten of them want to live in their own home. To make it possible, home care services are vital. A lack of home care workers is common in several European countries. EQUIP project enhances comparability of qualifications and mobility of care workers between different countries.
Summary EQUIP project (2007-2009)is a large companionship of different actors in six countries(for exemple universities and providers of vocational eduation). It makes a sectoral implementation of EQF, concerning qualifications in home care services. The main outcomes are e-tools.
Description EQUIP is a project comprising of six EU countries(Finland, Estonia,Spain, Danmark, the Netherlands and UK). It aims to develop tools for comparison of qualifications and education between the six countries in relation to home care services for older people, in terms of EQF and ECVET. The first year is needed for exploration activities, the second year for building the tools, testing them and also disseminating.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Product information The main outcomes of the EQUIP project are e-tools: 1. the home care competence test for e.g. individual job seekers, students and employers in the field. It gives feedback and advice. 2. A database with search engine (comparable information on home care education, competences and work for educators and policy makers).3. A book desrcribing good practices in home care and the implementation process of EQF in home care sector.