Linguistic Support for Adult Refugees

The Council of Europe has prepared an online toolkit to offer practical support to organisations providing linguistic assistance for adult refugees, for it is essential to enable refugees to learn to communicate in the host society as quickly as possible. The toolkit fulfils this need by facilitating exchanges,initially in emergency situations, and subsequently educating refugees […]

Guide for trainers – Methods and recommendations to motivate adult migrant volunteers promoting the learning of other migrants

This “Guide for trainers” addresses both trainers and tutors in adult education who wish to support volunteers to foster migrant and refugee integration. Besides volunteers, the guide also addresses professionals, trainers, and policy makers in adult learning to promote the social integration of migrants. The Guide proposes the fundamental elements of a training process to […]

Handbook for Caregivers about Dementia

In Greece the number of people with dementia is 200.000, but the quality of educational tools about the management of the disease is not satisfactory. The handbook has been designed for caregivers, and commits to raising awareness about the behavioral symptoms of dementia, to supply caregivers with cutting-edge practices and creative activities to maintain functionality […]

Methodological Approach for Supporting Caregivers

Apart from supporting patients, it is crucial to provide consultation and support to their caregivers as well. The published paper considers that a holistic methodology to successfully support caregivers should be based on the pillars of: a) psychological support b) financial support c) spiritual support and d) education during all the stages of the diseases […]

Supporting Female Care Workers Who Have Been Sexually Abused

This manual, which is a result of scientific semi-structured interviews, has been designed to train educators in the psychosocial support of female domestic workers who have been sexually abused within the working environment. It provides information and methodological interventions for strengthening the capacity of migrant care workers to cope with, and fight against, sexual exploitation […]

Care Plan Guide for Caregivers

Care Plan Guide is a handbook designed for informal care workers. The guide has the necessary interactive tools for monitoring the care worker’s activities to keep the care worker up-to-date, provide information about time management, stress and crisis management tips, and various methodological approaches to facilitate the caregiving.

Integration Measures for Migrant Workers

In 2010, the Greek Government implemented an innovation named “labour ticket” (Ergosimo) to prevent informal settings in care sectors, by imposing Article 20, law no. 3863/2010. Employees engaged in care sectors can be legally insured and receive full insurance benefits, since employers are obligated to pay the amount of the Ergosimo (which is equal to […]

Recommendations to Improve the Care Sector’s Quality

This paper, issued by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, makes many recommendations that can improve the working quality of female migrant care workers. Firstly, authors highlight the need for the Government to facilitate the recognition of the legal and independent status of migrant women, because they are mostly recognized as dependent family […]

Legislative Framework on Immigration

Immigration policies no. 2910/2001, no. 3386/2005 and the latest, no. 3536/2007 were settled, advocating the social integration of migrants into Greek society. Based on the latest regulation, the process of issuing residence permits had been revised to facilitate the procedure in terms of convenience, by expediting the issuance waiting period, increasing the duration of the […]

Material for Carers

The Psychogeriatric Company “Nestor” has built material for carers of patients affected by Alzheimer disease. Their website provides several handbooks that contain information and practices on issues such as the basic principles of the disease, general rules for the safety of patients inside and outside the house, and exercises on how to alleviate the burden […]