The inspiration for creating CforC arose from the difficulties faced by the healthy aging (HA) and elderly care sector. As of 2022, Eurostat reported that over one-fifth (21.1%) of the EU-27 population was aged 65 or older. INSEE also noted a growing number of elderly individuals in France requiring care, with an additional three thousand people annually. The rise in dependent elderly individuals will impact employment associated with caregiving.
The HA sector is grappling with challenges related to recruitment, working conditions, limited career prospects, demanding tasks, and societal stigma. The objective is to simplify recruitment in healthy aging, particularly in the human services field, and attract young individuals to prepare for an impending retirement wave.
Through Cfor, our aim is to engage and entice young people to join these professions via an educational program that uses games and support to introduce them to various concepts and the realities of the field.
In essence, this initiative seeks to address recruitment hurdles in the sector and offer young people training and job opportunities to support their active lives.
CFORC includes 5 partners (Xenios Polis. Culture, Science and Action, Challedu, FONIX AS ARTESIS, PLANTIJN HOGESCHOOL ANTWERPEN, Uciliste Ambitio ustanova za obrazovanje odraslih) from 4 different countries (Norway, Belgium, Croatia, Greece).