TNM4: France

transnational meeting 4

October 2020
Paris, France

Minutes Learn4Carers 4th transnational project meeting (TPM)

The Erasmus+ “Learn4Carers” 4th transnational project meeting (TPM)  took place by teleconference on the 6th and 7thth October 2020 and was coordinated by Eurocarers and Compagnie des Aidants, who are partners on the “Learn4Carers” project. We used the platform Zoom:

Photos from the meetings

Participants 7.10.20

  1. Stecy Ygemonos, Eurocarers

  2. Liam O’ Suillivan, Care Alliance Ireland

  3. Nikos Drossos, PEPSAEE

  4. Ivi Kotsini, PEPSAEE

  5. Céline Martinez, La Compagnie des Aidants

  6. Estelle Marchand, La Compagnie des Aidants

  7. Spyridon Zormpas, EPIONI

  8. Fokion Dimitriadis, EPIONI 

  9. Marina Makri, Alzheimer Hellas

  10.  Olivier Morice, « Je t’Aide » association

  11. Alix Olivier, « Espace Singulier » association

  12. Amarantha Bourgeois, « JADE » association

 

The Learn4Carers Project promotes the exchange of good practices for caregivers.  It includes five partners coming from four different countries: Greece, Belgium, France and Ireland. In addition, associated partners from Greece, UK, Italy, Belgium and Turkey. Learn4Carersisis the abbreviation of “Learning for Caregivers in Europe” and the Project ID is 2018-1-EL01-KA204-047837. 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the transnational project meeting in Paris was cancelled and the meeting had the form of a teleconference. Spyros Zorbas presented the Learn4Carers Gantt Chart. 

6.7.2020 – 1st Day

Eurocarers together with partners celebrated the first of its kind European Carers Day, to spotlight the invaluable role of informal carers and their need for support across Europe.

Learn4Carers partners joined an online conversation on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #CarersDay_EU and #WeAreCarers_EU.

 

For more information about European Carers Day:  www.carersday.eu.

The European Carers Day campaign 2020 was led by Eurocarers and its members.

EPIONI translated a press release for the European Carers Day campaign and a  flyer in the Greek language.

 

The material was posted on the Greek EPALE platform: https://epale.ec.europa.eu/el/content/elliniko-diktyo-frontiston-epioni-giortazei-tin-proti-eyropaiki-imera-frontisti

7.7.2020 – 2ndt Day

Welcome

The meeting was chaired by Mrs Céline Martinez, from the NGO “La Compagnie des Aidants” and Spyros Zorbas, President of the association Greek Carers Network EPIONI.

Céline Martinez welcomed each of the participants.

 

After the welcome speeches, each of the project partners made presentations/updates about the work of their organisation, the state of play with respect to family carers in their respective countries and their strategy in relation to the implementation of the project.

A focus group for young caregivers was held with the participation of the partners and the participation of Olivier Morice, Alix Olivier and Amarantha Bourgeois. Youn

Partner Updates

Care Alliance Ireland 

Mr Liam O’Sullivan mentioned that they understand that many family carers in Ireland are anxious about the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Care Alliance Ireland in addition to their regular submissions, newsletters, discussion documents 

La Compagnie des Aidants  

The  association “La compagnie des aidants” is based in Paris ( 54 rue Molière – 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine – Tél : 01 76 28 40 81 email : ckulak@lacompagniedesaidants.org –  www.lacompagniedesaidants.org 

Ms Céline Martinez gave a brief update on the work of La Compagnie des Aidants She highlighted that they were using a bus/campervan to raise awareness of family carers in France. 

Greek Carers Network EPIONI (www.epioni.gr) 

Mr Fokion Dimitriadis shared that EPIONI conducted successful webinars on Depression 28-29.9.2020 & 9.10.2020

To pursue the implementation of the EU directive for Carers in Greece they met with the vice minister of Health on 25.9.2020  and submitted a memo drafted by a lawyer on behalf of EPIONI.

Eurocarers

Mr Stecy Yghemonos gave a brief update on Eurocarers work and the current priorities of the organisation within relevant EU institutions and stakeholders. Eurocarers is preparing a toolkit composed of practical information and tips targeted at carers who are in the first line to deal with coronavirus.