The Caregiving and Ageing Reimagined for Europe (CARE) initiative, which is part of the of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) – Health Educational Campus, is a first step on the path to a long-term solution to bridge the gap between the demand for elder caregiving and the supply of elder caregivers. CARE is building an education and training programme that will supplement current elder caregiving skills and create opportunities for the development of thousands of new elder caregivers. It will also provide the guidance and tools for current and emerging institutions in education, healthcare and caregiving.
It is well-known that the longevity miracle and falling birth rates have the world ageing at an unprecedented rate, with Europe near the front of the pack. By 2060, 155 million Europeans – 30 percent of the total European population – will be aged 65 and older.These demographic shifts are breaking down traditional social structures and placing pressure on existing caregiving resources for Europe’s elderly population in the process.
CARE CAMPUS is a consortium supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology - EIT Health and including leading academic institutions, private corporations, non-for-profit associations, startups and SMEs, and the public sector. The aim of the consortium is to develop a state-of-the-art training programme and technologies to increase awareness and knowledge about the available practices and tools to improve healthy and active ageing, and to attract actors who will become the innovators, the policy makers, and the workforce of this new economic/cultural/societal change related to Ageing.
© CARE Campus Consortium. EIT Health is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union
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