Project Description

Providing access to guidance, training and validation of non-formal learning for migrant women working in care sectors – We Care

Project Nr.: 2020-1-FR01-KA204-080142

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In Spain and Greece, migrant domestic helpers primarily engaged in domestic work provide informal care to dependents without having the required training for care. In France, since 2010, there have been several reforms aimed at supporting care leave for informal carers, as well as respite options, training and education (Challenges in long-term care in Europe A study of national policies 2018. European Commission). Moves towards skilling or upskilling, or indeed skills validation to informal learner women to assist them in becoming long-term care professionals, have only been reported sporadically. The employment challenges identified by the project partners, and confirmed by the expert group of the European Social Policy Network, highlight the need to address informal/undeclared work of migrant women in care sectors and to open up skills validation and upskilling to informal learners to assist them in becoming care professionals.

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The Erasmus+ KA2 project “We Care” aims to address the described needs and challenges by designing and co-creating new methods and tools addressed to adult education teachers, counsellors and guidance personnel in order to support innovative practices in guidance, training and validation of non-formal and informal learning of migrant women working in care sectors in Europe

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Six partner organizations, including experts in training and guidance in Adult Education, recognition, validation and entities supporting migrant women in the labour market, from five countries (France, Greece, Ireland, Spain and Turkey) are working together to reach the objectives of the project.

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The Consortium consists of the following organizations:

  1. IASIS
  2. INSTITUT CORSE DE FORMATION ET RECHERCHE EN TRAVAILSOCIAL
  3. INSTITUTO PARA EL FOMENTO DEL DESARROLLO YLA FORMACION SLSOLIDARIDAD SIN FRONTERAS
  4. ISTANBUL VALILIGI
  5. ASOCIACIÓN LA BIEN PAGÁ ESPACIO ESCÉNICO
  6. INNOQUALITY SYSTEMS LIMITED

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The target groups of the project are adult educators and counsellors. Final beneficiaries are women working in care sectors.

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The outputs of the project are:

  1. A Digital Library of good practices and resources
  2. A Training Curriculum
  3. The WE CARE Manual
  4. The WE CARE Toolkit

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You can learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/WeCareErasmusProject

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