EducAge – Improving competences of older people caregivers towards healthy ageing through digital transformation

The Semmelweis University is participating in a European project to be developed for informal carers of older people. The main objective of the EducAGE project is to promote active and healthy ageing through training of caregivers with experts from Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary. This initiative is funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.

The target group of the project is informal caregivers over 65 years old and the EducAge consortium is developing a 32.5 hour interactive training course that will be delivered in a hybrid online and face-to-face version. It will provide content through digital tools that will cover activities that stimulate the physical and cognitive abilities of the elderlies and will provide training on comprehensive care and prevention of geriatric syndromes. In order to promote learning, a mobile application will be developed based on the principles of mobile learning, with multimedia content designed to facilitate micro-learning: tips, short messages, curiosities and simple interactive activities to support active aging. Interactive sessions will be organized to exchange experiences with European experts in the field of health and gerontology.

From Semmelweis University, the colleagues of Institute of Mental Health, and the Department of Experimental Cardiology and Surgical Techniques participate in the international consortia, together with the following European institutions:

  • Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
  • Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Cáceres, Spain
  • Laboratorio Colaborativo Montanhas de Investigação – Braganca, Portugal
  • Charles University – Praha, Czech Republic
  • University of Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Project reference number: 2021-1-PT01-KA220-ADU-000028254

For more information, please visit the project’s website, on the link below:

Third EducAge presential meeting - Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Third EducAge presential meeting – Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

The third EducAge presential meeting has been organized in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the progress of the project and to define the pedagogical application of the flipped classroom model. The project is focusing on developing the competences of carers over 65 years old, care of their elderly relatives in their homes.Another aim of the meeting was to consolidate and finalise the Portuguese, Spanish, Czech and Hungarian language versions of the digital white paper, which aims to improve the carer’s knowledge on eldercare. Furthermore, the e-learning platform to which the developed blended-learning course will be adapted was selected. Informal carers are also elderly people who care for their parents or relatives. This group has limited computer skills, but most of them have smartphones or tablets, which can be an innovative aid in caregiving. As part of the project, an educational platform and a phone application will be gradually built to provide these people with important information and skills that they can use when caring for their loved ones.

The project (reference number 2021-1-PT01-KA220-ADU-000028254) is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme.

More information about the project can be found at the following link: