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  • Support Personnel

The aim of the course is to provide social and health care professionals and other stakeholders with competences and tools to better support informal caregivers with migrant background.

This training course takes the participants through three training modules:

  • Informal carers with migrant background: who they are and which specific challenges they face;
    This module aims to introduce learners to what an informal carer is, who they are and what tasks they do, who are the informal carers with migrant background and the challenges they face on double exclusion.
  • The impact of different cultural backgrounds on aetiology, diagnosis, cure, care provision;● Beyond the concept of “cultural competences”: how to deal with diversity in care provision
    This module aims to introduce learners to the concept of culture and interculturality and how different cultural backgrounds can have an impact on the caregiving experience.
  • Beyond the concept of “cultural competences”: how to deal with diversity in care provision;
    This module aims to introduce the practical strategies professionals can follow in order to provide their services to migrant informal caregivers, avoiding the risks of falling into stereotypes and assumptions and playing an empathetic and supportive role in their lives.

All modules include some theoretical background information as well as practical exercises to better understand the concepts and try to apply them in practice.

Title COSMIC: Community Support for Migrant Carers
Date launched 01/12/2018
Status (Ongoing, forthcoming) Ongoing
Type of Resource Digital learning platform
Purpose Support Personnel
Online or Blended Online
Learning outcomes With the completion of the lesson, participants will be able to:
  • Apply the key-concepts in a self-evaluation process on the elements defining each one’s cultural identity
  • Interpret the other’s behavior/way of acting in health and care practices with a cultural relativism approach (recognize the value of elements belonging to the others’ culture)
  • Identify the diversity of the caregiving experience
  • Explore client’s approach to caregiving avoiding stereotypes and wrong assumptions
  • Apply the key-concepts of what is an Informal caregiver
  • Understand why migrant caregivers face the risk of double exclusion?
  • Recognize the diversity of the caregivers in care provision
  • Identify and explore the challenges of the migrant caregivers
  • Learn to deal with the diversity in the care provision
Target group Healthcare professionals
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan This training package has been tested in 4 countries in 64 professionals, covering a wide range of professional fields related to the healthcare sector such as healthcare workers, social workers, social educators, students in the field of health and social care, NGO representatives in the field of healthcare.
Learning assessment Yes, one quiz per module and one final quiz
Recognition or certification of learning Certificate of attendance upon the completion of the final quiz provided by the consortium, free of charge.
Europass Aligned with all basic Europass fields
Financing and sustainability model Erasmus+ Key Action 2
The e-learning platform and the e-course will remain available to the public until March 2024.
Leading Organization Pårørendealliansen, Norway
Contact Person Emails
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Is this initiative country-specific? If yes, please specify the country No