YoungCare is an Erasmus+ project aimed at providing relief and support to informal caregivers and individuals in need of their care. The project kick-off was in January 17-18, 2023, with a hybrid meeting held in Gouda, The Netherlands.
The project will be carried out by six organizations spanning five countries, collaborating from December 2022 to July 2025. The organizations involved are as follows:
- ISIS Institut für Soziale Infrastruktur gGmbH (Germany) – International Coordinator
- AFEdemy, Academy on age-friendly environments in Europe B.V. (The Netherlands)
- SHINE 2Europe (Portugal)
- Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
- CADIAI – Cooperativa Sociale (Italy)
- Paritätische Projekte gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH (Germany)
The primary objective of YoungCare is to develop strategies that alleviate the challenges faced by informal caregivers and younger individuals in need of their care. To achieve this goal, the project aims to:
- Empower and involve young dependent individuals and their caregivers in the development and implementation of measures tailored to their specific wants and needs.
- Create a collaborative learning tool that offers insights into various measures and opportunities to enhance the quality of life for both caregivers and care recipients.
- Increase awareness among policymakers and associations regarding the crucial need for intervention measures in this domain.
By prioritizing the voices and needs of informal caregivers and younger individuals requiring care, YoungCare aims to make a positive and meaningful impact on their lives, ultimately improving their well-being and overall quality of life.