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Cutting-Edge Digital Skills for professional care givers of Persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Problems (DDSKILLS)

DDSkills aims to develop the digital skills of professional caregivers to use new technologies and support persons with disabilities to use them.

What is DDSKILLS?

DDSkills aims to develop training courses for digital skills of professional caregivers so they can make better use of new technologies, and support persons with disabilities in the usage of such technologies.

DDSKILLS project aims to develop an Alliance for providing new knowledge, skills and competences for professionals supporting persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Problems in line with the dual objective of VET as defined in the Bruges Communiqué, “contributing to employability and economic growth, and responding to broader societal challenges, in particular promoting social cohesion”.

Funding

Erasmus + Sector Skills Alliance

Activities 

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Outputs

A Multidisciplinary Curriculum

In the field of state-of-the-art technologies (Assistive Technologies and aids, Digitalization, Smart Home,Robotics, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Brain Computer interfaces) and their exploitation in the disability domain (Self-Advocacy, technology acceptance and ethical issues, Social networks development, Therapeutic Role playing).

Digital Toolkits

It will increase the volume of cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises, to jointly develop innovative curricula and will support the development of innovative ICT-based training tools facilitating complex problem solving, increasing trainees, engagement and fostering deep learning offering appropriate multidisciplinary training meeting the needs of the market that projects a demand in professionals in the “Health & social care” Sector the next years.

Certification Scheme

It will contain principles and requirements for the certification of Training Materials and the DDSKILLS Curriculum. Assessment methodologies will make use of the toolkits for assessing competencies acquired.

Certified Professionals

These professionals (20 in each country: Greece, Italy, Ireland, and Lithuania) will promote the exchange of knowledge and reformation of the curriculum in a way that it will be attractive and relevant to the actual market needs and will form communities of learners for the further dissemination and communication of project outcomes.

Partners

  • Ergastiri
  • Frankfurt University Of Applied Sciences
  • National University Of Ireland Galway
  • Federation Of European Social Employers
  • European Association Of Service Providers For Persons With Disabilities
  • Jaunuoliu Dienos Centras
  • Kypriaki Eteria Pistopoiisis
  • M.M.C Management Center Limited
  • Tandem Societa Cooperativa Sociale Integrata Theofanis Alexandridis Kai Sia Ee
  • Senseworks Ltd
  • Fondazione Santa Lucia

Duration

From 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2022 (36 months).

Contact

Magdalena Verseckas 
EASPD Project Officer
magdalena.verseckas@easpd.eu  
+32 2 233 7722 

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