Launch of the Partnership for Skills in Long Term Care: Driving Up Training and Life Long Learning
The Long Term Care sector largely includes care for older persons and support for persons with disabilities. The sector is undergoing changes and is growing rapidly, marked both by the growth in demand, as well as evolving expectations as to what people want from long-term care services. Long Term Care is also impacted by both the digital transition, as well as the transformation of the sector towards home and community-based care.
The European Care Strategy highlights all these aspects, demonstrating the cross-European difficulties affected by the sector. It also points towards the need to upskill and re-skill LTC workers, who are often insufficiently trained in areas such as digitalisation and person-centred care and support. This impacts the quality of the care and support provided, as well as the quality of the jobs created.
To find concrete and strategic solutions to these issues, the following six European organisations have come together:
- European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilties (EASPD),
- Social Services Europe (SSE),
- European Ageing Network (EAN),
- European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB)
- European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU),
- Federation of European Social Employers,
These organisations alongside their national partners will aim to set-up a Large Scale Partnership for Skills in Long Term Care for speeding up training and life long learning in the care sector.
Join us on the 20th April, from 10h00 to 12h00 CEST, for the launch of this Partnership and to discover what we aim to achieve and how we will go about it. Mr Nicholas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs & Social Rights, will open this launch event.
Contextual Analysis of Agreement
Presentation of the Large Scale Partnership for Skills in Long term Care
Panel Discussion: Why This Partnership for Skills is Important
Reactions from key Stakeholders