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IPERIA introduced the careNET project during the 3rd European Standardization Summit in Istanbul on 11 June 2014. The CEN and CENELEC, European Standardization Organizations, together with the Turkish Standards Institution organized this major event.

The digital competences of care workers were addressed during the session “Skills for the silver economy”. IPERIA supported that the standardization of digital competences frameworks could positively impact the professionnalisation of carer workers in the European ageing society.

The president of the CEN, Friedrich Smaxwil, took part to this session. One of his conclusions was: ““The people who will educate us have to be teached on a specific way”. The professionnalisation of home care workers was thus identified and displayed as a challenge in Europe.

For more information, please read the press release of the 3rd European Standardization Summit .

The careNET project ended in February 2014. However the careNET consortium is further developing the careNET innovation especially broadcasting the public results on its website. Your organisation or your project may use and benefit from the main outputs and outcomes of the careNET project and contribute to the improvement of quality of life and of care of older people and care workers through the acquisition of digital skills.

Please discover the project results which are available here.

The careNET consortium just published the first testimonials of the careNET learners . The care workers and older people shared with us their experience of the national pilots in France and Spain.

The pictures of the Spanish and French pilots are also available on the project Flickr account.

Newly mastering the tablet, the care workers accepted to produced some videos to assess the French pilot. Their first works are now available on Youtube and on the project website!

“Hi. We are doing our best with my employer, the tablet screen is too shiny for his eyes and his hands are shaking. We played a memory game and had a good laugh. Thank you IPERIA for this pilot that allowed me to develop a different relationship with my employer. The project smashes even if it is not always easy”, Mrs P.

” We bought goods on the website, my employer was very surprised by the delivery speed. He found new memory game and we developed together new simple menus thanks to new recipes”, Mrs A.

” We went on the forum “Notre Temps” and we read the topics about high blood pressure and especially a post about the headache and high blood pressure. My employer told me that she used to have a specific oil. I answered that we will do online research and we found the oil. We will buy it but not online. In this way my employer can see the usefulness of the tablet”, Mrs M.

“It is not easy to find a motivation for an older people! My employer does not like to play scrabble or domino on the tablet. We thus answered memory and QI tests. I developed her curiosity with Google Maps. We watched her actual home, her previous accommodations, the house where she was born in a little village in Jura. Finally she asked to use the tablet! “And my parents’ house, can we also see it ? Before to touch the tablet we needed time. I let her alone with the tablet and told her that she needed to touched it to keep it on. She very slowly moved forward but did not dare touching it as if the screen will eat her finger. Then she answered a memory test by herself. “, Mrs C.

“I discussed with my son from New-Zealand thanks to Skype and especially thanks to the tablet! It did not work indeed with computers and the tablet made thus the connection. And on Christmas day… There were my mother, my other son and his girlfriend and on the screen my soon G. on the other side of the world… We discussed more than on hour and it was amazing!!! I thank the whole organisation for this priceless hapiness”, Mrs C.