MiCare: specific competence to work in the field of caregiving

Friday 7 August 2020

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Over the last few years, European States elaborated integration policies and the EU carried out an important role for their endorsement through concrete actions.

Nevertheless, in terms of employment, education, and social inclusion, those with a migrant background are still in a disadvantaged position compared to European citizens.

Look for a job is key to become part of the economic and social context of the host country.

Accommodate the labour demand through migration can solve the growing lack of workforce and specific competence for example in the field of caregiving, where the imbalance between supply and demand has the consequence of a shortage of caregivers.

MiCare aims to improve the matching between the competence and the needs of the EU labour market, developing an intensive training course also for people with migrant background who wish to work as caregivers for elders and those with special exigencies.

Moreover the project aims to raise awareness among the chambers of commerce, trade unions and training institution on the need to integrate people with migrant background in the labour market, giving them the opportunity to connect and widen their network through the online platform.

Do you want to work in the field of caregiving?

Fill this questionnaire tailored for people with migrant background; or take this one if you are among stakeholders who support, train or employ migrants and refugees in the field of caregiving.

By doing so, you will allow us to focus on your needs and develop a tailored training package which includes:

  • Italian language course (A1-A2)
  • Caregiving course on legal-ethical issues, rights of people with disabilities, how to deal with physical and emotional abuse, first aid & stress management
  • Skills enhancement & entrepreneurship course on personal/interpersonal skills empowerment

MiCare – ‘Migrant Training in Caregiving’ is an Erasmus+ KA2 – Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education – funded by the DG EAC aiming at ensure the economic integration of people with migrant background into the field of caregiving, providing them with necessary skills.


  • Age Concern Birmingham (United Kingdom, coordinator),
  • Dias Publishing Public LTD (Cyprus)
  • Cyprus Third Age Observatory (Cyprus)
  • CESIE (Italy)
  • AKMI S.A. (Greece)
  • Universidad de Alicante (Spain)
  • VHS CHAM (Germany)

Contact: Luisa Zappalà,  luisa.zappala@cesie.org


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