Title AMiCo-Assessment of Migrants' Competences in the elderly Care/ Évaluation des Compétences des Immigrants dans le Domaine des Soins aux Personnes Âgées
Project Number DE/12/LLP-LdV/TOI/147545
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
Marketing Text La mutation démographique et le vieillissement de la population européenne ont pour conséquence une demande croissante concernant le personnel soignant. Ce besoin est déjà couvert par du personnel venant de l'étranger. Le projet „AMiCo” a repris cette thématique et a développé un Outil d'Auto-Évaluation pour cerner les compétences professionnelles dans le domaine des soins aux personnes âgées. L'Outil-AMiCo donne aux utilisatrices et utilisateurs un retour détaillé sur l'état de leurs connaissances professionnelles et émet des recommandations sur les façons de compléter les compétences manquantes pour l'activité visée dans le secteur des soins aux personnes âgées dans le pays de destination. L'Outil est inclu dans un site internet qui donne des informations sur le secteur de soins aux personnes âgées, sur le marché du travail, l'éducation et la formation dans le secteur des soins dans les différents pays impliqués dans le projet: Allemagne, Italie, Roumanie, Pologne, Bulgarie.
Le projet AMiCo s’est concentré sur quatre objectifs principaux:
1. Expérimentation de la mise en place et de l'utilisation d'ECVET dans le domaine des soins aux personnes âgées auprès des acteurs concernés des pays participants.
2. Transfert en Allemagne des descriptions des compétences développées (“learning outcomes”) dans le cadre du projet de développement de l'innovation IQEA (Improving Qualification for Elderly Assistants-IQEA Evolution, Nr. 510449-LLP-2010-IT-LMP) pour l'Italie, la Pologne et la Roumanie pour le personnel travaillant dans le domaine des soins aux personnes âgées, et élargissement au domaine de compétences des soins culturellement sensibles.
3. Comparabilité des profils et des domaines d'activité dans le secteur des soins aux personnes âgées entre les pays européens participants, grâce au développement d'un Outil d'Auto-Évaluation (AMiCO) multilingue (roumain, polonais, italien, allemand et anglais) pour répertorier les compétences formelles, informelles et non formelle dans le domaine des soins aux personnes âgées.
4. Encouragement de la mobilité du personnel qualifié dans le secteur des soins en Europe.
L'Outil-AMiCo et sa plate-forme Internet offrent une importante orientation pour les immigrantes et les immigrants, pour les centres de formation et de conseil, pour les employeuses et employeurs et plus généralement pour tous les acteurs du marché du travail (agences pour l'emploi). Ils permettent aux centres de soins, aux services de soins ambulants, et aux agences de placement de personnel soignant pour les services privés de soins à domicile aux personnes âgées l'embauche de personnel soignant conformément à leurs spécialisations et qualifications.
Les partenaires du projet:
-beramí berufliche Integration e.V., Burgstr. 106, 60389 Frankfurt (DE); -Balkanplan Ltd, 99 G.S. Rakovski Street, 1000 Sofia (BG);-Asociatia Habilitas Centrul de Resurse si Formare Profesionala, Aleea Valea Rosie nr. 4, 61738 Bucuresti(RO);-DRK-Landesverband Hessen e.V., staatlich anerkannte Lehranstalt für Altenpflege (RotkreuzCampus), Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 28, 61476 Konberg in Taunus(DE), -ANS Anziani e Non Solo, Via Lenin 55, 41012 carpi (MO)(IT);-TRANSFER, Wielowiejska 28, 04-884 Warsaw (PL); -CJD Maximiliansau, Rheinstrasse 1, 76744 Woerth (Rhein) (DE)
Due to demographic change of Western European societies, there is an increasing demand for professional personnel in the Elderly Care which ist frequently covered by professionals from abroad, often from Poland or Romania. The heterogeneity of vocational education systems in Europe makes the assessment of qualifications difficult, hindering the professionals’ mobility. Therefore, Eastern European professionals wishing to work abroad need information on possibilities of acknowledgement, further VET, requirements regarding the professional profiles in the receiving countries, and language trainings to prepare for the challenges they will face on the receiving labor market.
AMiCo developed a multilingual informational web page and an ICT based self assessment tool (AMiCo tool) to provide the above mentioned crucial orientation. AMiCo draws on the result of the previous European project “Improving Qualification for Elderly Assistants – IQEA Evolution” (Leonardo Development of Innovation, Project Nr. 510449-LLP-2010-IT-LMP). The AMiCo-Tool alos refers to the developed instrument in the context of the EU-Leonardo Project “Talenti di Cura/ Care Talents (LLP-LDV/TOI/2007/IT/011) that helps to assess professionally relevant experiences and competences that were acquired formally, informally or non-formally.
The first step in the AmiCo-project was the transfer to Germany of the ECVET competence descriptions and learning outcomes that were developed within the project IQEA for Italy, Poland and Romania for elderly carers who work in the private care or in facilities that provide Elderly Care. Similarly, the competences for the job profile of the geriatric care worker in Germany were described and compared to other profiles; finally ECVET-points were given.
With the co-operation of all the partners of the project a catalogue of questions and exercises was developed in English and subsequently translated into German, Rumanian, Polish and Italian. This catalogue of questions and exercises refers to the descriptions of competences and learning outcomes and is the core of the assessment-tool. This catalogue of questions and exercises has been tested with experts and end users in each of the participating countries. The catalogue has been revised according to the results of the testings and its final version has been uploaded by the end of June 2014 and linked to the AMiCo-Homepage.
The AMiCo-tool assures the identification and recording of experiences and competences that were acquired formally, informally or non-formally and that are relevant for the work in the Elderly care sector.
In addition, the tool helps to have an extensive assessment and classification of competences, knowledges and skills for the work in Elderly care according to the mentioned ECVET-descriptions of competences. The AMiCo tool provides the users with comprehensive feedback regarding their level of vocational competences and gives them recommendations regarding supplementary competences that should be acquired before migration. This way, correspondences/discrepancies can be identified and the possibilities and fields of employment in the country of destination are more transparent.
The AMiCo online assessment tool is linked to the AMiCo internet platform which provides persons with work experiences in the Elderly care who aim at working in the field of Elderly care abroad (people who are willing to migrate to other EU-countries or migrants that already live abroad) with relevant information about the job market of the specific country, teh qualifications existing in the countries, with information with respect to work permit, possibilities of counseling and qualification, possibilities to finance advanced training.
The work packages were distributed among the partners according to their competences and experiences as well as their role/function in the consortium. To guarantee the effectiveness of work, transnational meetings took place before and after the respective Project steps. This allowed for the final discussion of previous results as well as of suitable approaches and working methods for the following tasks. In the different phases of the project, the various target groups have been involved – above all according to the objectives in the testing phase and the dissemination of the project results.
The sustainability of the transfer has been guaranteed through different strategies aimed at ensuring results and through dissemination activities: Information and involvement of relevant stakeholders at local, regional, national and European level with the aim to spread the results of the project: political decision-maker; stakeholder in the field of initial and continuing vocational education and training, employers associations in the field of Elderly Care. These actors have been continuously informed by the partner organizations and have been involved in dissemination activities.
Validation, transparence, certification
Marché du travail
Utilisation et diffusion de résultats
Formation tout au long de la vie
Santé Humaine et Action Sociale
Autres Activités de Services
Transparence et certification
The central products of the project are the AMiCo web site and the AMiCo self-assement tool, a moodle based online assessment tool. The products primarily address Elderly Care professionals wishing to migrate and work abroad. In addition, the products are of value to organizations in the field of vocational education and advice, employers and key actors of the labor market (e.g. labor agency, job centers).
Users of the AMiCo web site are provided with relevant information on the receiving countries regarding: professional profiles and activities in the Elderly Care, recognition of foreign certificates, health system, legal information with respect to working admission, further vocational training and information on language acquisition. The web site is multilingual (English, Polish, Romanian, German, Italian and Bulgarian).
As the central feature of the site, the AMiCo tool helps users to autonomously assess their vocational competences by providing questionnaires and exercises with regard to: nutrition, first aid, hygiene, mobilization, ethic, environment, communication as well as intercultural sensitivity in the Elderly Care. These topics have already been worked on in a previous project (“Improving Qualification for Elderly Assistants – IQEA Evolution“, Leonardo Development of Innovation, 2010-2013, Submission Nr. 510449-LLP-1-2010-1-IT-Leonardo-LMP), and have been formulated in a framework of learning units and ECVET credit points.
The users of the AMiCo tool receive detailed feedback on their level of competences in the respective fields. At the same time, correspondences/discrepancies between the competences of the users and the competences required by the receiving labor market will be identified, and the individual user is provided with recommendations regarding supplementary competences. After completing the tests and exercises of the self-assessment, the user of the AMiCo tool receives two documents: one which “certificates” that he/she have completed the self-assessment and includes the list of competences she/he has been positively assessed; the second document lists the country of destination choosed by the user, the qualifications existing in this country, the skills that have been assessed and the maximum of ECVET-points reachable with the self-assessment. Both documents are not official recognized but they are intended as an orientation for the users.
The AMiCo self-assessment tool and the AMiCo Homepage are available online and they have received so far a very positive feedback from stakeholders. In Germany for example the ZAV - the Central Placement Office of the Federal Employment Agency has included both Instrument as Standard Instruments of its advising- and Placement activities.
Projecthomepage http://amico-online.org AND http://www.berami.de/index.php?p=132 AND http://amico-tool.org