Title COSEFAMIE-Aidants familiaux - COmpétences au SErvice de la FAmille et de l'Emploi (skills for family and employment - Family carers)
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2008-FR-117033
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Valuation and acquisition of complementary skills through training for family carers to meet personal services entreprises needs.
Summary The major issue and the COSEFAMIE-Family carers project main objective are to formalize a common professional accreditation across the European Union to enhance the Family carers’ experience and facilitate their employability.
Family carers are helping on a volunteer basis a dependent person, a relative. However, this key role, essential in a society of European solidarity, is not uniformly recognized.
When family carers are looking for employment, they have real difficulty with insertion or vocational rehabilitation, while at the same time, there has been a considerable increase in relevant staffing requirements in the field of services to the person.
The informal skills and experience family carers have acquired in the personal sphere, requires a formal recognition to be transferable on the job market.
The Leonardo COSEFAMIE-Family Carers project aims at establishing grids skills to formalize a common professional accreditation to the entire European Union. These will enhance family carers’ experience and promote their employability.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Human Health and Social Work Activities
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
transparency and certification
The COSEFAMIE-Family carers project seeks to:
- Establish a common grid of transferable and specific skills, dedicated to the profile of each person being cared for (according to age, disability, etc.)
- Compare this grid to the different skills trainings available in each European country to provide additional training or promote carers’employability,
- Compare the acquired skills grid to the identified needs for the service companies,
- Promote access to the information on accompanying measures for carers,
- At the experimental level:
* Assist carers in the recognition of informally acquired skills
* Offer family carers a balance of skills they have acquired while taking care of one of their relatives,
* Provide training (additional to the acquired skills) or guidance modules in relevant training organizations,
* Make some proposals for positioning within the European qualifications framework and integrate these proposals in the Family carer’s Charter.
The project results will be effectively used by job seekers and people working on the dependent person care sector.