Health care is an important sector in all European countries and traditionally, health and social care workers are predominantly women. However, the care sector itself is rendered unable to fully benefit from the work of immigrant workers who may want to provide in-home care but are unable to find a legal path to enter the country or obtain employment. Many migrants face the challenge that host countries fail to recognize their training and credentials. Moves towards skilling or upskilling, or indeed skills validation to informal learner women to assist them in becoming long-term care professionals, have only been reported sporadically. Addressing challenges in migrant employment, supported by the European Social Policy Network, underscores the need to combat informal work among migrant women in the care sector. Establishing pathways for skills validation and upskilling of informal learners is vital for their progression into qualified care professionals.
WE CARE project aims to address the described needs and challenges by designing and co-creating new methods and tools addressed to adult education teachers, counsellors, and guidance personnel to support innovative practices in guidance, training and validation of non-formal and informal learning of migrant women working in care sectors in Europe.
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices KA204 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education Call 2020
WE CARE project aims to improve and strengthen the adult education system by offering innovative approaches and contents to provide access to guidance, training and validation of nonformal and informal learning. The project will have a direct impact in the skills improvement of adult education teachers, counsellors and guidance personnel and in the migrant women, opening for them new skills pathways and job opportunities as care professionals in Europe.