LeNeMi aims to provide an international perspective on a new approach to formal and non formal training for migrants assisting elderly people living alone or with their families.

The results of an initial survey carried out by the Partners highlighted a number of critical factors:

1) the length of the courses varies significantly even within the same country;

2) in many cases migrants must already speak the local language fluently before being admitted to the training course;

3) once training is complete, often no updating sessions are planned, and migrants are often left to work alone with the family or in the residential care unit (RCU) with no access to further training or help to solve the problems they face.

The partnership aims to draw up a different approach to training based on the experiences of those (migrants, elderly and their families) who are already involved in giving/receiving care at home or in RCUs, so as to better tailor training to the specific and practical needs and obstacles met.

Through individual and group interviews the Partners will directly collect information on the training/learning needs of the target group, based on their own experiences in actual job positions they held. Specific attention will be given to cultural and linguistic differences.

LeNeMi is a Learning Partnership carried out with the financial support from the EU, Life Long Learning Programme, Grundtvig Action.

It started the 1st August 2011 and will end the 31st July 2013.


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 there in.


About Rita Bencivenga

My research activity has been done both in the academic field and in several EU co-funded projects, in international partnerships and consortia. Current area of interest: the relation between digital technologies and people Over50, with a focus on how ageism and sexism affect this relation on the media mainly used by this age group
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