MiCare Benchmarking report is already available
The MiCare Benchmarking report aims to deliver a comparative description of the existing opportunities to support integration and training for migrant home caregivers in Austria, Finland, France, Italy, and Spain, delivering an overview of the situation in the partner countries as regards the existing training opportunities for migrant caregiving workers, and tools to recognize their degree of professionalization.
During the desk research, the legal framework and national qualification frameworks were analyzed. More concretely, a total of 21 qualifications and 25 good practices were reviewed. As a complement, field research gathered qualitative feedback thanks to 15 interviews with experts and stakeholders.
The conclusions of the study highlighted the importance of guidance and training on cultural-related and soft skills, but also of work-based learning and validation of prior experience and knowledge
The first deliverable of the project is already
MiCare competence framework: work in progress!
Building on the Benchmarking report, the MiCare partners are currently working on the competence framework in order to define the skills required for home-based migrant carers of older people.
To do so, about 50 qualitative interviews have been carried out to get feedback about the actual needs from both female migrant workers and older people. In parallel, a focus group with practitioners has been organized per country.
The conclusions of the Benchmarking report seem to be confirmed as regards the need of support and guidance besides training, as well as the importance of both hard and soft skills.
The first version of the competence framework is under development, and it will be shared with experts from consultation until September 2021.
MiCare holds online the two first consortium meetings
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the kick-off meeting (held in November 2020) and the second consortium meeting (held in April 2021) were organised online. Despite the restrictions, the partners have been able to build an efficient and trustful collaboration making it possible to respect the project planning and the deliverables production. However, the partners hope to be able to meet in person on the occasion of the next meeting planned in October 2021 in Vienna.
Interesting projects and events
This Austrian project developed by several training providers and migrant support institutions aims to support the gradually buildup of digital skills combined with basic German language skills.
The learning materials have been developed together with migrants working in the field in a participatory process. The results do not only function as self-learning materials but can also be integrated into face-to-face teaching or blended learning settings. The developed materials are freely usable or can also be integrated into other learning platforms.
For more information, please visit the project website: https://www.digidazu.at/projekt/
Congrès national de l’emploi à domicile (French national congress on home employment) – 8/07/2021
This congress will present the main engagements of the French home employment sector until 2030 to promote an inclusive and sustainable migration through direct employment.
Several high-level speakers will present different initiatives and projects, as well as the most relevant and recent data on migration and home employment.
The congress will be available on streaming and interpretation will be available from/to English and French.
For more information and registration, please visit the congress website.