TEC-MED
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Development of a Transcultural social-ethical-care model for dependent population in Mediterra basin

About the project

Mediterranean countries are showing common trends in terms of social support decrease and the need for innovative and sustainable socio-ethical-care models. These issues have an impact on many categories of vulnerable people, such as dependent elderly having chronic diseases and lacking family network support, with the consequence of being further marginalized. TEC-MED will develop an innovative and cost-effective socio-ethical care intervention framework which will improve and adapt social care policies tackling the phenomenon of the ageing population. A new organizational model will be designed to support cooperation and partnership between public institutions and social care actors. Six pilot actions will be implemented in the participating countries to test and validate the model by involving social enterprises, citizens and public administrations.

Key information

TEC-MED
Development of a Transcultural social-ethical-care model for dependent population in Mediterra basin
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.2 Social and solidarity economy
Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt

Financial data

3.3 million
Total budget
2.9 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

10
Partners
6
Countries
5
Technical outputs

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What will be improved?

TEC-MED will contribute to reduce the marginalization of elderly people and improve the quality of social services provided to them. Through the development of a common model supported by software applications, the project can help to set a benchmark model for social assistance in the Mediterranean region. The project will also support cooperation among institutions for the set-up of laboratories of “ideas” for designing innovative social services.

Who will benefit?

  • Dependant elderly people having chronic diseases and lacking family network support
  • Social care operators and NGOs providing assistance to the elderly population
  • Public social services

Expected achievements

  • 28,200 people covered by improved social services 
  • 12 agreements between public administrations and relevant stakeholders for coordinated planning and implementation of social services
  • 90 social care professionals involved in social pilot schemes
  • 6 action plans for public administrations
  • 1 online platform for cooperation and partnership between public institutions and social care actors
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[TEC-MED] The importance of ICT in ageing

Information and communication technologies (ICT) can facilitate self-care among older people, their interaction with health professionals, contributing to age well.

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Improving social care for the elderly: TEC-MED unveils draft model

The model aims to foster the inclusion of dependent elderly people with lack of family support and/or at risk of social exclusion.

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Tunisia: provision of external audit services for the TEC-MED project

INNTA, partner from Tunisia of the TEC-MED Project, invites interested parties to submit a proposal-offer in accordance with the specifications described in the call for inter…

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Provision of external audit services for the expenditure and revenue verification of the TEC-MED project

The Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC), Project Partner 7 (PP7) of the TEC-MED Project, invites interes…

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[TEC-MED] The social value of ageing

On the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, one of our researchers reflects on the social value of aging and the importance of caring for everyone, especially the elderly.

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13 June 2020
[TEC-MED] Lebanon: stories of older adults during the coronavirus pandemic

TEC-MED sheds light on the stories of old people and how they lived through the COVID-19 lockdown.

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03 June 2020
TEC-MED online platform: a collaborative tool to improve the lives of dependent elderly people

TEC-MED project aims to develop an innovative and cost-effective socio-ethical care intervention framework which will improve and adapt soci…

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08 May 2020
How the TEC-MED project partners are facing the COVID-19 pandemic?

Psychological and emotional support, social involvement and participation, scientific research: learn more about the TEC-MED response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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16 April 2020
TEC-MED tips during COVID-19 times

Experts of the Greek Association of Alzheimer Hellas and Related Disorders offer some recommendations for poeple with dementia people during COVID-19 times.

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06 April 2020
TEC-MED: provsion of external audit services

The deadline for submitting bids is the 10th of April 2020.

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31 March 2020
COVID-19 in Egypt: situation and response

Learn more about the response of the Egyptian government to the COVID-19 crisis.

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31 March 2020
Lebanon response to COVID-19

In an effort to contain the spread of the virus, schools and universities wereclosed on February 28 followed by public administrations, public places and religious institutions in the next days.

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31 March 2020
COVID-19 in Tunisia, what about the vulnerable people?

Since January 26, awareness campaigns against COVID-19 and preventive measures over all the country were settled.

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31 March 2020
The COVID-19 situation in Greece, focus on the elderly population

Several specific measures have been decided and implemented in Greece as means to handle the coronavirus situation.

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31 March 2020
COVID-19 in Spain: impact on the elderly population

Spain is one of the most affected countries by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially its elderly population.

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26 March 2020
Coronavirus and the model of social care in Spain: the chronicle of a death foretold

An op-ed by Ana María Porcel, coordinator of the TEC-MED project.

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02 March 2020
TEC-MED: external audit services

The deadline for submitting bids is the 10th of March 2020.

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19 February 2020
Current situation of dependent elderly in Lebanon

An overview of the situation of dependent elderly in Lebanon by the TEC-MED project.

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19 February 2020
Needs and solutions for the elderly population in Greece

TEC-MED project has conducted an analysis of the needs and solutions for the elderly population in Greece.

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08 February 2020
Analyzing the social care models in the Mediterranean: TEC-MED project starts interviews with experts

TEC-MED has started to analyse the social care models of the different countries participating in the project.

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20 January 2020
TEC-MED project is seeking experts in the social care field

TEC-MED project is seeking experts in the field of social care services to elderly people.

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20 January 2020
TEC-MED project: provision of external subcontracting services

The deadline for submitting bids is the 24th of January 2020, 10:00 am CET.

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