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Athens Association of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Athens Association of Alzheimer's Disease is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by dementia patients, their relatives and health care professionals interested in Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. It aims at promoting awareness and support to everyone related to the disease. At present, it has 1450 official members and is run by a seven-member elected board. Its objectives are:help and support for AD patients, education and counselling for carers,advocacy of patients’ and carers’ rights and needs,increase of public awareness,research on dementia.

Kendro Merimnas Oikoyenias kai Pediou

KMOP is a leading Greek NGO with strong expertise in social inclusion, gender equality, immigrants, employability, VET and citizenship, with a focus on vulnerable social groups such as women,immigrants, one parent families, elderly and mentally ill persons as well as youth and long-term unemployed. Research and social studies are among the most important components of KMOP's activities. Since its establishment in 1979, KMOP has developed and implemented numerous successful projects and research in Greece and increasingly abroad. KMOP promotes the active inclusion of various socially excluded and underprivileged groups, with a special focus on mental illness.

Anziani e Non Solo societa cooperativa

Anziani e Non Solo is a cooperative which associates professionals as well as other organisations (such as Sofia, coordinator of Life After Care project) working in the field of social innovation. ANS employs directly a staff of 10. ANS areas of expertise are social research, training, e-learning and community projects. Its main targets of intervention are elderly people and their carers, migrants, women, disableds, disadvantaged adults. ANS has specific expertise in the area of care workers' training: it has developed its own training system called "Aspasia" and it had been project developer and coordinator of LDV Talenti di Cura.

BALKANplan Ltd 

BALKANplan Ltd provides consultancy services, technical support and project materialization in the following sectors: Education and training; Information and communication technologies; Research and technological development; International relations. Among the services BALKANplan Ltd. provides are the following: development of innovation materials for VET, localization of education and training materials, elaboration of needs analyses and training course materials, validation activities, establishment of networks, provision of consulting services, collecting, analyzing, evaluating and disseminating information related with the EU, provision of technical support. Balkanplan Ltd. works in close contact with public authorities, SMEs, education and training institutions.


PLIROFORIKI is a leader Greek based IT Company established in Athens, since 1987. It offers integrated services to organisations of the public and the private sector, both at national and international level, from qualified permanent staff and a pool of national and international experts in allrelevant fields of IT consulting, IT integration systems, e-learning and vocational training. 



The municipality of Korydallos is a local authority in the region of Attica, which is responsible by the law in a wide range of areas as the social sector, the environment, the public services, the local development, the training etch. The field of its activities is focused in the development of the city. The city of Korydallos is located at the southwest  of Attica basin considered an urban suburb of the metropolitan area of Athens and its population is estimated to 85.000 inhabitants (according to the national census of 2001 is 70.702 people).

National patient's organisation

National Patients’ Organization was established in January, 2010. Today NPO is the biggest umbrella organization in Bulgaria, with more than 60 national and regional member organizations. National Patients’ Organization (NPO) is a new and modern structure in Bulgaria, based on European principles, mutual understanding, democracy and high morality.National Patients’ Organization has built up a network of NGO partner organizations from all over Bulgaria. These organizations cover a huge variety of diseases. Since June 2010 National Patients’ Organization is proclaimed as a nationally representative patients’ rights organization by the Minister of Health of Bulgaria.

Bulgarian Society – Athens

The Bulgarian Community in Greece was founded in 2004. The community aims at providing non-profit services and help to Bulgarian speakers and migrants living in Greece. Community’s provided services are advice and consulting services concerning the legal status in Greece, life status , the promotion of the rights of migrants in employment, information and advice given for compulsory retirement documents in Bulgaria and Greece, advice in dealing robberies, advice in dealing with problems occurred by official documents’ loss, support of equal treatment in society, specifically in employment and help to deal with probable employment difficulties, information about employment, rent/shelter/safe home opportunities, legal consulting services for migrants in Bulgaria & Greece, psychological support and advice, learning opportunities of greek and other spoken languages in Greece, opportunities for leisure activities, social events of informative, educational or other interest.

Self-study E-learning Tool for the Social Home-care Sector

The project SET CARE, is a two year project under the Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation program. The partners in this project are from five different Greek organizations, two organizations from Bulgaria and one from Italy.

The ageing process of European population is having impact not only on the health care field, but also on labour, VET and migration policies and process.  The number of elderly people in Greece has increased in the last 10 years and has now reached the almost the 19% of the population.  Among them, 160.000 (and this number is going to increase enormously over the next decade) are estimated to suffer from Dementia and require a qualified assistance which is currently not sufficiently available to most Greek families. 

In fact 80% of patients with dementia are cared for at home in Greece, often with the support of informal care workers which normally are migrant women or Greek women with low schooling. 20% of home care workers are migrants (this figures includes only legal migrants): 2/3 come from the ex-Soviet Union and Bulgaria. These women cover long work-shifts, are often not regularly employed and/or without work permit, do jobs not related to their educational or professional skills and they are therefore not competent to deal with elderly care needs, especially with those related to the dementia disease (Liapi & Vouyoukas, 2006). 

The project intends to transfer from Italy to Greece and Bulgaria a self-training course targeting migrant and native workers providing care at home to elderly people (paying special attention to elderly people affected by Dementia Diseases) and a tool aimed to validate competences informally acquired on the job. 
The proposed transfer of innovation is basically geographical. In fact, the product will target the same sector and target group (elderly care workers) but working in a different geographical context (Greece and Bulgaria instead of Italy). As a consequence, the product will have to be adapted in terms of language (contents will be translated from Italian to Greek and Bulgarian); in order to fit to the socio-economic-regulatory context of the countries of destination (some of the modules, for instance those concerning the social services system or the working contracts, will be changed according to actual situations in Greece and Bulgaria) and finally in order to fit the cultural contexts of destination (for instance, concerning the attitudes towards caring for a elderly at home vs. caring in assisted facilities).


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