Pilot testing of the course for informal caregivers within the project ELMI started

European Development Agency represents the Czech Republic in the international project consortium of the project ELMI (Enhancing labour market integration of elderly family carers through skills improving) funded by the Leonardo Da Vinci programme (project number 2013-1-RO1-LEO05-28764).
The main activity of this project is the transfer of e-learning training course for informal caregivers from Italy to Romania and the analysis of its potential transfer to Poland and the Czech Republic. The goal is to help the informal caregivers in their care role and offer them new skills to re-enter the labour market.
For more information about the project please visit the EUDA website here.
In the Czech Republic, the pilot testing of 2 course modules began on the 29th of May 2015, when initial meeting of 10 project participants (informal caregivers) was held. The meeting was organized in cooperation with the association Totum, which deals with support of both formal and informal caregivers. The aim was to introduce the project and to explain how to use the e-learning course. The next phase of testing will take place already at each caregivers home, through an Internet platform.
On this occasion, the second project newsletter was published – you can download it here.