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EUcareNET network

The EUcareNet network is composed of organisations having an interest in the recognition of prior learning within healthcare. This can be education providers seeking recognition of prior learning for their learners, employers within healthcare recruiting employees with non- and informally gained competences and/or from abroad, research institutes working in this field as well as authorities concerned with recognition of competences.

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EUcareNET partners

DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE)

DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE) is one of Germanys leading training providers among others implementing training in the field of healthcare. The DEKRA training portfolio offers a wide range of training and services to healthcare providers and professionals in and outside Germany. DEKRA successfully implements a programme to enable healthcare professionals from abroad to seek employment in Germany and other countries in Europe within nursing and elderly care. DEKRA Akademie GmbH is coordinator of the HCEU projects and the EUcareNET network.

Further information: www.dekra-akademie.de 

3s research laboratory (AT)

3s is one of the leading VET research organisations in Austria and experienced in the design of projects in the fields of knowledge, learning and work, as well as in the development of methods, tools and instruments for anticipating and assessing qualifications and competences. For several years, 3s provided expert support to the European Commission in relation to the implementation of the EQF, to the Council Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning (VNIL) and has been involved in several related EU projects and studies. 3s has major experience in projects concerning the European healthcare sector e.g. by developing and applying a specific Matrix Methodology for vocational competences.

Further information: 3s.co.at/en

TEI of Athens (HE)

The TEI of Athens is the largest of all TEI' s in Greece with over 35.000 students attending the four-year courses provided by its 27 departments of 5 Faculties and taught by teaching staff committed to maintaining the highest standards in education. The Department of Nursing of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens was founded in 1983 and offers high quality theoretical and clinical teaching. The 38 full time academic staff constitutes a body of full-fledged professionals and active researchers who share an unwavering and unifying dedication to serving others through excellence in education, discovery of new knowledge and improvement of care.

Further information: http://www.teiath.gr/?lang=en

Jagiellonian University (PL)

The Jagiellonian University (JU) was founded in 1364 and is located in Krakow. Among the 15 faculties, there are three which comprise the Collegium Medicum (Jagiellonian University Medical College – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Health Sciences) which is one of the Poland’s educational and science leading institutions, conducting studies for almost 6400 people, in 12 fields of study. The JU educates on the three levels: Ordinary, Masters, and Doctoral, following the principles of the Bologna Process and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The development of co-operation with a number of universities worldwide has enabled a great increase in student mobility and effective participation in international educational and scientific projects in the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci,  TEMPUS, Erasmus, PHARE and RN4CAST devoted (among others) to education, professional qualifications,  effective forms of employment and work management.

Further information: www.en.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/start

Technical University of Dresden (DE), Institute of Vocational Education and Vocational Didactics

With approx. 35,000 students and 6,300 approx. staff members, TU Dresden is one of the largest German universities. TUD provides the full range of disciplines and is one of Germany’s leading and research-intensive universities. In 2017, the volume of externally funded research was 240 million €. The Faculty of Education is the third largest faculty of the TUD providing research at regional, national and international levels and a wide range of study programmes at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. With the Institute of Vocational Education and Vocational Didactics, which is home of Professor Sandra Bohlinger and her research team, TU Dresden provides a recognized and international expertise in analysing political, educational and economic contexts of prior learning and developing feasible and viable solutions for its recognition and validation.

Further information: https://tu-dresden.de/gsw/ew/ibbd

Polish Nurses Association (PL)

Polish Nurses Association (PNA) was founded in 1957. It is a scientific and professional association, open to all who want to work for the safety of the profession, patients and professionalization of the profession. Since 2006, it is a public benefit organization. Polish Nurses Association is a member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations and WHO (EFNNMA), European Federation of Nurses Association (EFN) and Workgroup of European Nurse Research (WENR). The activities of the PNA are primarily: to popularize the scientific achievements in the field of nursing and related sciences, form ethical attitudes of the Society's members, support the professional and scientific development of nurses and midwives, conduct scientific research and implement their results in nursing and obstetric practice.

Further information: www.ptp.na1.pl

INTERPERSONNEL Polska Sp. z. o.o. (PL)

INTERPERSONNEL Polska Sp. z. o.o. is a  training and recruitment company established in January 2014. It initiates, organizes and coordinates projects aimed at professional activation in Poland and abroad. Its activities support medical staff by disseminating the knowledge about HR. By presenting the opportunities and challenges facing university graduates, it helps in contacting potential employers.

Further information: http://interpersonnel.pl/

Hanse Institut Oldenburg

Founded in 2008, Hanse Institut Oldenburg is an institute for postgraduate, vocational education and training of nurses in specialized working areas of health care. Main focus of the institute is to enhance competencies of nurses in the field of Evidence Based Practice. All educational programmes are worked out in cooperation with health care professionals from practice.  The institute closely collaborates with other educational institutes and universities, aiming to minimize the gap between vocational and academic education.  Hanse Institut is partner in several national and European projects as well as networks, to promote transnational professional development of nurses. Thus the institute aims to take an active role in fostering quality of health care all over Europe. 


Further information: www.hanse-institut-ol.de

The State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow (SHVS)

The State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow (SHVS) was called into being as the first state higher vocational school in Poland in 1998. It is a higher educational institution focused on preparing competent professionals ready to take on duties on European job market. It has the broadest educational offer from 32 HEIs of such type in Poland. It consists of 6 Institutes with 21 Departments offering both 1st cycle and three 2nd cycle degree programmes.

University of Lodz Poland

Faculty of Management, University of Lodz Poland (http://www.wz.uni.lodz.pl/)

UoL is one of the largest HEIs in Poland. Founded in 1945 it currently employs over 2500 teaching staff (inc. over 1200 Ph.D.). Research and teaching is carried out at 12 Faculties and inter-faculty, interdisciplinary research institutes. International Cooperation has a high priority at UOL, which has collaborated with 91 HEIs in 26 countries.

The Faculty of Management (FoM) was partner in Helpcare project (http://helpcare-project.org/) that aimed at developing and transferring innovative practices in education for the qualification and professionalization of health and social care workers that can be adapted and adopted across the EU28 to make better use of the existing workforce through training. The project also encouraged young people to view health and social care work as a career choice with recognised routes for progression.

FoM is one of the largest business schools in Central Europe offering a wide range of courses at bachelor, master, doctoral level and MBA studies (currently 6500 students take part in all forms of education). The Faculty is one of the youngest of the University of Lodz. It came into being on September 1st, 1994. Nearly 200 academics, carry out research in management related sciences in cooperation with international partners, according to best regional and international practice. In addition, the Faculty of Management is the leading scientific and didactic centre in the region of Lodz, specialising in management-related sciences.

Though the Faculty of Management is a fairly young business school, there has been significant growth in intellectual potential since it was established. The Faculty started with 89 academic teachers and that has expanded to nearly 200 members of staff and the growing number of students is further evidence of this development. Student numbers have doubled, although the majority of students are of Polish origin, there has been a considerable growth in the number of international students – one of the strategic objectives of the Faculty is to become a genuine melting pot of business students from throughout the globe.