About Project

Advancing Competences in the European Senior Service Sector

Acronym: ACE

PROJECT NR. 2014-1-CZ01-KA202-002058

The reasons of the project

Social and healthcare services in all EU member states are going to face enormous challenges in the near future while adjusting to the aging development due to association of the former with altering of employment, family patterns and funding difficulties. The strategy “Europe 2020” identifies the trend of population aging as one of the crucial challenges Europe will be facing in the near future.
The demographic tendencies influence the challenges in social and health services attest to the need to review the existing vocational systems with a view of developing revised job competences of care staff in the senior service sector and raising the standards of quality and professionalism. Within the senior service sector a fundamental role in this respect is assigned to the CVET system in development of training content with innovative features as is required in order to allow carers to acquire new competences and skills for meeting current and present career demands.

The ACE project aims

The consortium applies the units in preparation of innovative training system for senior service providers’ employees and for development of learning outcome based on ECVET system, which will support better job transparency and workforce mobility in the senior care services sector across national borders within the European Union.
The main Characteristic adopted and utilized in developments of the training system are: Unified training system, modular design, web-based training in combining classroom instruction and e-learning training elements
The project aims to develop and test innovative training practices in the field of senior care services and to foster transnational recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competencies acquired in the field.

The target group of the project:

The target group of the project are professionals working in the person-related services in this classification (group number two):
1. Primary care sector (e.g. medical care for older people in residential homes)
2. Person related services (e.g. home care, social assistance, care assistance)
3. Non-care related services (e.g. property caretaker, community helper, care coordinator)
4. Other related services (e.g. wellness, tourism, housing services, community services)