europcare was founded in 2012 as an independent organisation for providing training, preparation and placement for nurses who want to work in Germany. Its main activities have been the counselling and coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. In 2016 the company structure changed to the form of a German “GmbH”. So far they have found placements for approx. 500 migrant nurses in Germany.
europcare has its headquarters in Kirchheim (near Munich) and operates with partner companies in several European and non-European countries like Italy, Greece, Turkey, Tunesia, Indien, Malaysia, Israel and others. The innovative training programmes they have developed include programs for social integration, empowerment and language learning.
europcare currently employs 10 employees which are in charge of the following key areas:
Recognition procedures in the different federal states for candidates – as in all states other regulations for the recognition for the professional qualification apply. europcare accompanies this process till the issuing of the certificate of approval (issued by the recognition authority) for the candidates.
Organisation of adaptation measures for migrant nurses, training courses and exams in collaboration with VET institutions and organisation of language courses, communication courses and specialised (work based) language courses for the target group.
Furthermore europcare helps with acquiring necessary Visa for migrant nurses.
They also help with work contracts (between the placement health care institution and the employee), apartment search and help with the overall integration into the German society.
You can find more information at www.europcare.eu.
BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (www.best.at) was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organisation for providing continuous training, vocational qualification and career services.
Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programmes for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counselling & coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. The training schemes are client-oriented and based on both the specific needs of the labour market and the participants’ individual situations, skills and competences, previous experience and life circumstances.
“Frontida sto spiti” (Home Health Care Services) is a Social Cooperative Enterprise (SCE) established in April 2017 in Heraklion, Crete Island in Greece.
It offers professional in-home health care services to vulnerable groups such as elderly, children, people with disabilities and with chronic diseases.
Services include: nursing care, caregivers, physiotherapist and social worker services, as well as pharmaceutical support, that are tailor-made according to the needs of each patient.
The main company aim is to support the primary health care system by providing home health care and psychological support to all patients who require it, while providing support for their family environment.
The team consists of 12 employees, external partners and volunteers.
“Frontida sto spiti” focuses its operation on 3 sustainability development goals (SDGs) – ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls, reducing inequality within and among countries and supporting responsible consumption and production.
Materia Group is a private sector end-user organisation providing a wide range of care, nursing and rehabilitation services to older adults in Cyprus.
The management and operations teams are based on a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach, aiming to provide the best possible services for older adults and their families. The Group’s mission is to offer an integrated framework of quality care services through the continuous improvement of its existing services and the addition of new ones.
The Group has a growing research department specialising in EU funded projects related to assistive and ICT technologies with the purpose of improving the living conditions and wellbeing of older adults.
To this day, it has been involved in several EU projects in the following areas:
- Project coordination, user requirements and co-design methodologies
- Ethical and legal issues
- Protocol, planning and implementation of trial/pilot phase
- Creating and implementing the evaluation framework
- Dissemination and networking