Building effective drug prevention results across Europe, based on prevention systems analysis
and widespread professional training.

ASAP-Training project

(Justice Program GA no. 807038)

The ASAP training project will work to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the different EU countries prevention systems and the implementation of training interventions to spread the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards. ASAP-Training aims to promote:

  • System and complex approach to drug prevention identifying key stakeholders and conducting system analysis for the EU countries;
  • Prevention workforce competencies and skills on quality standards and prevention science through the design and implementation of a two-layered training process (training for Master trainers and Drug Prevention professionals);
  • The adaptation of quality standards in the different country systems applying existing guidelines.
  • Mechanisms to allow sustainability of project activities through creation of stakeholders networks (supported by »Virtual Community Platform« – VCoP).

For more details about the project and its results visit the website.



01.05.2019 -  30.04.2022


The I-CARE-SMART project aims to build and strengthen cooperation between different actors (public authorities, universities, companies, professional and non-professional caregivers) able to provide the latest technological solutions in the field of health and social care for the older adults. I-CARE-SMART aims to bring innovation closer to citizens by actively involving them in the co-creation process and stimulating the silver economy.
The project aims at bridging the gap between the aging of society and the insufficient supply of services, contributing to the development of effective solutions to meet the needs of older people in the field of health and social care.
A web platform will be created to support 1) innovation and co-creation, as well as 2) the exchange of good practices. This platform will be open to allow maximum visibility of its contents and transnational to support the exchange and collaboration between actors from different regions.

For more information visit the project website or download the project leaflet


CARESS: seCtor skills for elderly home care - An integRatEd framework for domiciliary healthcare SkillS development
ERASMUS + Programme - Sector Skills Alliances 2015 (evaluation results expected for August 2015)
Coordinator: SI4LIFE (Italy)

Demographic ageing is one of the most serious challenges Europe is facing. Better care and sustainability of health services calls for innovative ways to address the needs of the elderly. Supporting homecare, i.e. care provided by professionals within users’ own homes, has been identified by EC as a possible solution.
Although an high number of elderly and their families are searching for skilled practitioners they often have to face a mismatch between the skills they are asking for and those offered by job-seekers. The CARESS project will target this skill mismatch in order to overcome it.
The project addresses this scope by adopting an innovative approach to Vocational Education and Training (VET) design and implementation. An initial analysis of the context of elderly homecare will be carried out in the three countries involved in the project and at European level in order to identify:
-    existing elderly Home Health Care Practitioners (HHCPs) and their respective skills and roles;
-    existing curricula, VET and career pathways concerning HHCPs.
Learning outcomes of existing curricula and VET pathways will be mapped against competency needs referring to ESCO, ECVET and EURES in order to define skills and training provision needs in the field of homecare.
Information gathered through the initial analysis of the context will be organized and systematized in a EU framework for VET in the field of homecare. Than national pilots will be designed and implemented in 3 countries, targeting different HCCPs, allowing for the validation of the framework. Pilots will include different educational methods and will be based both on formal (presence learning an e-learning) and on non-formal/informal learning
The CARESS Consortium will include 11 full partners from Italy, Spain and Finland and an umbrella organization. Three associated partners from Italy and UK will provide contributions and feedbacks to the project.

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