Carer+ Digital Competence Framework

Name of your initiative: 
Carer+ Digital Competence Framework
Short name (acronym): 
Carer+ DCF
Website title and address: 
Carer+ Digital Competence Framework
Which organization is submitting this initiative?: 
IPERIA L'Institut
Please specify in which regions/provinces: 
Where is this organization located?: 
Please enter the name of the contact person for this initiative: 
Gloria Ortiz
Please enter the email of the contact for this initiative:
Part of larger strategy or programme: 
If you answered "other", please specify: 
Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy: 
The CARER+ consortium is a diverse, motivated group of European organisations that are committed to contributing to The Digital Agenda for Europe, making digital literacy and skills a priority for care workers and caregivers, and to Active Ageing. The consortium is led by IPERIA L’Institut (FR). It is composed by 13 organisations from 8 different EU Member States.
The status of the initiative: 
Please give a summary of your initiative (in English): 
The Carer+ Digital Competence Framework was created as an essential instrument to define and categorise the knowledge, skills and competences of a digitally competent care worker, it is based on Domains, Competence Areas, Competences, Examples of Learning Outcomes, and Application Levels.
The geographical scope: 
Type of initiative: 
Environment or setting of the initiative: 
The economic environment or setting of the initiative: 
The most important source of funding for your initiative: 
European funding
If other, please specify your source of funding: 
What triggered this initiative?: 
The Carer+ DCF was reviewed by a panel of external experts who considered it sound and well-structured. The results from the pilots’ developed in the framework of Carer+ confirmed the relevance of the ICT competences applied to promote and enhanced home care service and active ageing.
What are the main objectives of your initiative? Choose a maximum of 3 objectives.: 
Community support and health services: increase in client-oriented and -centered made to measure health and social care and services
Please describe any subgoals of your initiative: 
The Carer+ DCF was the basis to develop and test a training programme, which enabled to validate the overall hypothesis underlying Carer+ project, consisting on the fact that care workers are the « missing link » between the digital tools and older people.
Target group
Does your initiative target people with a specific impairment or disease?: 
How many people have you reached or do you expect to reach with your initiative?: 
250 - 1000
Does your initiative target a specific age group?: 
Does your initiative target men or women?: 
Please indicate what best describes your initiative: 
Knowledge transfer
What type of intervention strategy is used in your initiative?: 
Living lab/pilot
Please indicate the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your initiative: 
Who executes the initiative: 
Non-governmental organisationPrimary health care providersGeneral practitioner
What is the relevant physical scale of your initiative?: 
European levelInternational levelNational level
Please indicate how you think your initiative could be scaled up (made to reach more people): 
The Carer+ DCF can be widely scaled up by adapting it for the elaboration of training programmes on digital competences for professional care workers
Please indicate the type of stakeholders concerned with your initiative.: 
Primary health care providersGeneral practitioner
Please describe how you think your initiative could be transferred to other regions or contexts: 
The Carer+ DCF was elaborated at EU level, with the participation of several partners and experts from all EU in order to be as much generalisable as possible
Is your initiative economically sustainable and does it contribute to economic development?: 
The Carer+ DCF can be easily integrated in the already existing training programmes for professional care workers in order to complement it with digital competences
If you selected "other" neighbourhood, please specify:: 
Impact & outcome
Will you collect or have you collected outcome data for this initiative?: 
What do you consider the key success factors of your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the key success factors to be: 
The key success factor was the combination of complementary partners for its elaboration and the validation by external experts also from different EU member states and fields of expertise
What do you consider the main barriers to overcome in your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the main barriers to be.: 
The main barrier can be the complexity and level of detail of the Carer+ DCF, which can require a certain analysis period in order to check its transferability.
What instruments will you use/have used to collect data?: 
If you selected "other" instrument to collect data, please specify: 
If yes, how will you/have you collected those data?: 
Will you collect or have collected socio-economic impact data for this initiative?: 
Will or are the collected data in the initiative publicly available?: