For the direct target groups, which are migrants and refugees from Arab and African countries, the expected impact is:
- Certified training in elder care by an official educational institute (CUT)
- Ιnternship and employment opportunities
- The preparation for caregiving national license exams
- The decline of unemployment and the anxiety caused by it
- The creation of social networks
- The development of language skills
- Easier social integration in the local community
- The overall improvement in their quality of life
For local stakeholders and communities, the program will have the following impact:
- Increased knowledge in terms of elderly care
- Increase in the social inclusion of the refugees
- Exchange of experiences and practices
- Increased cultural diversity
For the consortium, the program will produce an impact in different ways:
- Partners will count on a complete training program on elder caregiving
- Εxchange of experiences, practices and knowledge, that partners can use to improve their organizations.
- Network expansion, which can lead to further future collaborations.
- Training, employment, and integration of migrants and refugees
Additionally, the HERO project aims to:
- Deliver a training program that will help retrain professionals from a variety of working fields so that they can implement elderly care models in their daily work.
- Increase the number of professionals and trainers in the care sector, contributing to the improvement in the quality of life of older adults.
- Become a guide at a European and international level, offering a practical and ready-to-use training program (online course) that is transferable to other EU countries. The final output will be available in four languages: English, Greek, Italian and Portuguese.