Lebenshilfen Soziale Dienste GmbH
Lebenshilfe SD, Wege für Menschen


Diversity and Mentoring Approaches to Support Active Ageing and Integration

  • Project Number: DE/12/LLP-LdV/TOI/147509
  • Grants Program:  Lifelong learning programme
  • Project Period:  Oct. 2012 to Sept. 2014
  • Coordinator: Institut für Arbeit und Technik, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Partner Countries: Germany, Austria, Ireland, Romania, Turkey

Project Description

The employment of active seniors and people with light disabilities can improve the situation of labour shortage in sectors like care and health, if they are guided by mentors and employers are convinced by the competences and reliability in working with this group of people.
By transferring a mentoring model from former projects VOCA2 and IBB to Germany and other countries, the European consortium wants to improve participation in training, job qualification and employment particularly for seniors and people with disabilities in the health and care sectors.

Main activities:

  • Organization of focus group discussions in all partner countries to identify requirements for working places suitable for these two groups and needs
  • Transfer, adaptation and test of a mentor training model from VOCA2 and IBB
  • Workshops in health/ care sector and other interested organizations and individuals for using Diversity
  • Tests of mentoring processes on the job in the partner countries
  • Measures to design working places for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Dissemination and valorisation activities

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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