Expected Impact

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.