TRAining and recognition of informal Carers sKills - EU project

Name of your initiative: 
TRAining and recognition of informal Carers sKills - EU project
Short name (acronym): 
Website title and address: 
TRACK EU project
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
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Part of larger strategy or programme: 
If you answered "other", please specify: 
Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy: 
The status of the initiative: 
Please give a summary of your initiative (in English): 
TRACK is aimed at contributing at increasing the labour market relevance of VET provision and reducing skills mismatches and shortages in the field of care, through the development of a training programme addressing informal caregivers and particularly endowing them with skills for the enhancement of independent living and active ageing as well as skills for the everyday care of people affected by dementia.
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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
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What triggered this initiative?: 
We believe that the development of a training programme tailored to informal caregivers needs and possibilities is a key success for the implementation of the whole project and the completion of its objectives. This training programme is still to be developed, since the project has just started, so this hypothesis will be validated in the future months
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: 
In the context of the European ageing society, with an estimated population of 5.5 millions of people affected by dementia (OECD, 2012), the need for professionals in the field of caring is more and more urgent. By 2050, average public spending for health and long-term care in countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and development (OECD) may rise to 10-13% of the Gross Domestic Product (European Commission, 2007). In this framework, the project will contribute to: i) respond to an increasing need for care professionals thereby increasing the labour market relevance of VET; ii) respond to the needs of skilled professionals to support independent living of people affected by dementia and iii) providing to informal caregivers the opportunity to become recognised and certified workers in the field of care thereby reducing skills mismatches and shortage affecting this area.
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: 
Not applicable
Who executes the initiative: 
Non-governmental organisation
What is the relevant physical scale of your initiative?: 
City/municipalityEuropean levelInternational levelNational levelRegional level
Please indicate how you think your initiative could be scaled up (made to reach more people): 
TRACK project can be easily replicated since their results and products will be elaborated by a consortium of partners coming from different EU members states and with complementing fields of expertise and experience
Please indicate the type of stakeholders concerned with your initiative.: 
End-usersPrimary health care providersOther
Please describe how you think your initiative could be transferred to other regions or contexts: 
TRACK project will elaborate a course for informal caregivers that will be available in several EU languages (English, French, German and Spanish). The general documents of the project will be also available in English.
Is your initiative economically sustainable and does it contribute to economic development?: 
The TRACK project results and deliverables will be available under a creative commons license and so open to the general public. The already existing informal caregivers associations will have free access to this materials in order to implement and test them.
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 of TRACK project will be a properly adapted and tailored training programme enabling to informal carers to improve their care and their future employability
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 barriers can be inadequate timing of the training programme resulting in low success and completion rates
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?: 
Observational studies
Will you collect or have collected socio-economic impact data for this initiative?: 
Will or are the collected data in the initiative publicly available?: