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Project overview


One of the main objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy is to increase professional activity   at the European labour market to 75% among people aged 20-64 and the fight against social exclusion and poverty. To achieve these objectives, it is necessary to increase the employment rate among women aged 50-64, which in 28 Member Countries in 2014 amounted 54.3%.

The reasons for such low level of employment are different, among others, obsolete skills, lack of motivation to acquire new professional skills and a sense of „being too old” to take up employment and education – which is associated with low self-esteem and feeling of insecurity in the labor market. The concept of the project is not to change the ideas, views and established patterns of women functioning but to use them as a basis for professional activation.

We would like to take advantage of experience gained from running a home and raising children and sometimes grandchildren to create a concept model of a new training course. This vocational course would allow women to reconcile the values ​​associated with family life, unique skills and personal attribute and start a new but „old and well-known” job.

 The main aim of the project is to develop a concept of vocational training model for potential childcarers. Through the establishment of international cooperation on the exchange of experience, information, ideas during the project will develop a review of available methods for checking the suitability of the course candidate and the example scope of course model which would be needed to meet requirements of the modern labor market. Thematic modularity will allow adaptation of the model in various European countries.


Planned products:

  • Project Website;
  • Self – assessment questionnaire allowing to check personal predispositions to work as a childcarer;
  • A leaflet with information about the project
  • Brochure containing information collected and generated during the project like information on legislation in the partner countries about the childcare, available methods for checking the suitability of the course candidate, type of personality and predispositions of potential course participant.


The project is directly addressed to the employees of partner organizations involved in its implementation, and the indirect beneficiaries of the project are unemployed women aged 50 and over.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein