Stockholm Gerontology Research Center is the project owner of TDAR. The overall aim in the project is to spread knowledge and awareness of the special learning processes involved in workplace learning, acquiring a second language and initiate discussion concerning intercultural issues and exclusion.
Stockholm Gerontology Research Center - with approximately 55 employees is part of the House of Aging Research, which also comprises the Aging Research Center and the Swedish Dementia Centre. The core areas of the Center are research are development. Its task is to improve living standards for the elderly by utilizing and putting into practice experience and research results. The Center has been responsible for several large projects whose aim is to reinforce workplace learning and the workplace as a form of learning. The APU project and SpråkSam are earlier examples of major projects. The current project under the name of ArbetSam builds on the experiences and evaluations of the earlier projects. The ArbetSam project aims to strengthen those working in elderly care that, due to a lack of skills, are in a weak position on the job market. By raising the skills level of the entire workplace, quality is improved in both the care services provided and in individual learning.
Associated partner: Labour Market Department, City of Stockholm
Interculture.de e.V - a non-profit organisation spun off from the Institute for Intercultural Business Communication of Jena University. interculture.de e.V. offers continuing education programmes for adults in the field of "Intercultural Communication". There are three long term programmes (1yr. - 1.5yr.) in train-the-intercultural-trainer/coach/mediator, which are usually attended by adults working full- or part-time. Additionally interculture.de e.V. offers open access workshops and seminars (e.g. Intercultural Summer Academy) as well as bespoke in-house training for organizations. interculture.de e.V. has current and past experience of national and European projects dealing with intercultural topics, e.g. the ESF funded “Diversity as a part of organisational culture in eldercare”. Most of interculture.de e.V.’s programmes use blended learning and interculture.de e.V. has extensive e-learning experience.
Oxfordshire Skills Escalator Centre - is a social enterprise that exists to support learning in the low status workplace, particularly in relation to the crucial foundation skills of literacy, English language, ICT and numeracy. Established in 2007, it has historic links to health and social care organisations in Oxfordshire and combines work within Oxfordshire (where, for example, it is currently involved in work to support the dementia care workforce), with support for relevant national and international research and development. Work relevant to the proposed TDAR project includes the Social Care Institute for Excellence's 'Care Skillsbase' (an online communication and number skills resource for social care employers); Skills for Care's 'Learning through Work' (an on-the-job learning resource for care workers); and the European Centre for Modern Languages' professional networking project, 'Developing migrants' language competences at work'.
Nazaret culture centre — Nazaret Zentroa is a vocational educational training institution supported by the Social Work of a local bank - Kutxabank. Nazaret has a long tradition of providing quality education for students from all backgrounds, which stretches back almost 100 years. We train students in Business Administration and Finance, Sales Management, Secretarial Studies and Social Care. We also provide vocational training and Life Long Vocational Training courses for employed adults, the unemployed, immigrants, companies, institutions and the general population. Our organization fully manages another educational training institution belonging to Kutxabank called, KUTXAZABAL, specializing in the vocational training of health and social care professionals and immigrants who care for elderly and/or disabled people. This facility is fully equipped with technical aids for the adequate training of students. NAZARET zentroa has also been approved to provide students with a professional qualification.
UC Leuven-Limburg is an institution for higher education in Flanders, Belgium, and is part of the respected University Association Catholic University Leuven, which brings together 13 institutions of higher education in Flanders. UC Leuven-Limburg is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and its research. In the aggregate, more than 40 bachelor and master programmes are offered in a diversity of fields, including health care, social work, business & commerce, education, science & technology and media & design. UC Leuven-Limburg´s strong commitment to research ensures state-of-the-art training programmes for its 6000 students. The research policy is focused on applied research, driven through the need of the market. UC Leuven-Limburg´s mission is to develop innovations for companies, and to transfer innovations to the market. The research group 'elderly care' of the department 'health and care' focuses on person centered care for the elderly.