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Grandis XXI. – Vocational Education for Interprofessional Elderly Care in the 21st century

The European Commission describes ageing as one of the greatest social and economic challenges of the 21st century for European societies. In 2014, the proportion of persons aged 65 or over reached 18.5% in the EU and it is projected to further increase in the future to almost 30% by 2080. The capacity of public social care organizations will not be able to meet the increasing demand; they will not be able to ensure appropriate number of places for the increasing number of elderly people in needs of institutional care.

To avoid the crisis there are strong ongoing efforts to support the active and healthy ageing of elderly people, to keep them at home as long as possible, by providing them effective home care. There is a strong need for new approaches in the social sector, to turn the traditional care services into more tailored personal care, and into telecare services to improve the life quality of elderly people. The ICT-based telecare systems hold the potential to overcome this difficulties, but the lack of advanced digital skills of caregivers is strong hindering factor of their wide spread.


Grandis XXI. – Vocational Education for Interprofessional Elderly Care in the 21st century

Programme: Erasmus+, Strategic Partneship
Participating countries: Hungary, Ireland, United Kingdom, France
Project duration: 1 September 2016 – 30 June 2019
Project ID: 2016-1-HU01-KA202-023044
Coordinator: Prompt-H Ltd.



1. meeting: Hungary – Budapest, 11/10/2016–12/10/2016


GRANDIS XXI. project aims to develop a practice oriented, competence based and modular syllabus and further training program for the vocational education (“Networked Elderly Caregiver”) delivered trough attractive, motivating digital learning content for social caregivers. The course will develop the advanced digital skills of formal and informal social caregivers, to prepare them for effective use of the ICT-based telecare systems, like smart devices, and prepare them to apply web-based tools for communication, keeping contact through the Internet for supporting independent living of elderly people.

Target groups:

  • students of vocational education,
  • formal caregivers, care workers,
  • informal caregivers (relatives, family carers),
  • „young” elderly people in pension from related professions (e.g. teachers), who are open and active enough to work as informal caregivers in online communities.

Intellectual outcomes:

  • Study on training needs of 21st Century Social Caregivers based on surveys in four countries
  • Curriculum for “Networked Elderly Caregivers” aligned with the European and national standards (EQF, NQF, ECVET)
  • Grandis XXI. course book and online learning content in five modules of “Networked Elderly Caregivers” course, delivered online and tested in four countries
  • Networked Elderly Caregiver Certification for national and EU-level accreditation


  • Prompt-H Ltd. – Hungary
  • SZÁMALK-Szalézi Post-Secondary Vocational School – Hungary
    • Project leader: dr. Sediviné Balassa Ildikó, e-mail: balassa(kukac)
    • Coordinator: Kupovits Andrea, e-mail: kupovits(kukac)
  • Veszprémi SZC Öveges József Szakképző Iskolája és Kollégiuma – Hungary
  • ASTON University – United Kingdom
  • ICS Skills – Ireland
  • UEM – Univeridad Europea de Madrid SL – Spain
  • GUIMEL – France
  • Corvus Kft. – Hungary

Project meeting:

  1. meeting: Hungary – Budapest, 11/10/2016–12/10/2016
  2. meeting: UK – Birmingham, 21/06/2017-22/06/2017
  3. meeting: Ireland – Dublin, 23/11/2017-24/11/2017
  4. meeting: France – Arcachon, 31/05/2018-01/06/2018
  5. final meeting: Hungary – Budapest, 09/05/2019-10/05/2019

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