European Core Competences Framework for working with older people - AVAILABLE !

The main product of the project, an agreed European Core Competences Framework for working with older people (ECCF) is now available for use.

Find it under Results / ECCF in different languages

Project partners are transleting it into their language, so very soon you will find it transleted as well.

You also find research reports which formed the basis for ECCF under Outcomes-page.

The results of ELLAN in 23NKG

The results of ELLAN will be presented on 22 June 2016 at 11-12 o'clock in a symposium in 23NKG Congress in Tampere, Finland.

Delphi method to verify agreed European Core Competences Framework (the ECCF) for working with older people

ELLAN main aim - agreed European Core Competences Framework (the ECCF) for working with older people – is about to be verified by using the Delphi method.  The Delphi method allows a group of specialists to reach a consensus about a complex phenomenon/ challenge, which in terms of ELLAN is agreeing about the ECCF. In the Delphi, two rounds of questionnaires will be sent out and the responses will be aggregated and shared with the group after each round.

The framework will be verified involving 24 professional experts working with older people in practice, from 8 European countries and around 20 researchers from the institutes of ELLAN partners. Variety of different scientific branches is noticed in the Delphi. In addition to that, each ELLAN member will give feedback about the ECCF.

We are looking forward the results and feedback from the verification to make the ECCF ascertained, verified.

The second round of Delphi method to verify agreed European Core Competences Framework (the ECCF) for working with older people is in progress

The two-round Delphi method is used in ELLAN to reach consensus about agreed European Core Competences Framework (the ECCF) for working with older people.

The first round was completed and analyzed in January, 2016. There were altogether 21 experts from 8 countries responding the Delphi. In addition to that, there were 21 researchers filling the questionnaire completely from 18 different countries in Europe. 70% agreement on the importance of the competence and performance indicators was used as criteria in this Delphi. As a brief review from the first Delphi round, we can say that there is a very much consensus about the competences and the performance indicators in the becoming EFFC. However, based on the respondents comments couple of performance indicators were added for the second round. Those insertions were related for instance to assessment of physical functioning and wellbeing or coaching competence. Also those items with a lower level of consensus than 70% (from the first Delphi round) were included for the second round.

So very soon the European Core Competences Framework for working with older people is ascertained and the process of its translation into each partner country language and steps to implement it will take place.

ELLAN Newsletter published

ELLAN Newsletter is published and free to be informed for all stakeholders who might benefit of ELLAN results so far. In this Newsletter, brief results of the research based work packages are combined to form informative review of ELLAN´s current work. This results will be key content in formulating the ELLAN final product, the European Core Competences Framework (ECCF).

You can download ELLAN Newsletter from here