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
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

10
Partners
6
Countries
5
Technical outputs

Project duration

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Partnership

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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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The TEC-MED project is organizing training to teach about the social-ethical transcultural care model

The training on the care model will be online through the TEC-MED platform for all the countries that are participating in the project.

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TEC-MED social care model for the elderly highlighted in second project newsletter

Read more to learn about the progress of the care model social-ethical transcultural intended for the elderly in the Mediterranean basin.

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TEC-MED project is one of the first projects in Lebanon targeting the elderly and their caregivers

The Lebanese partner initiates collaborations with local organizations for the Implementation of the TEC-MED project.

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The TEC-MED project receives support from the social health sector in Tunisia

The TEC-MED project in Tunisia has the support of all healthcare professionals for the implementation of the care model.

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[TEC-MED] Egypt launches social protection program for the elderly

Egypt is discussing the “The Elderly Care Law” project, which aims to protect the rights of the elderly.

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TEC-MED project discusses plans to support dependent elderly people

The II International Workshop, held on July 16, brought together all the project partners and more than 50 stakeholders to work for the elderly.

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[TEC-MED] Laying the latest foundations of the care model for the elderly in the Mediterranean

On the II International Workshop, the team of TEC-MED project laid the foundations for the Capitalization Plan.

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The TEC-MED capacity building plan is a fundamental pillar to enhance the elderly's life situation

The planning process started with an assessment of needs and goals through several workshops and interviews with potential stakeholders.

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Lebanon: the TEC-MED project is looking for training agents

The deadline for submitting applications is the 15th of August 2021, 3:00 pm Beirut Time.

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TEC-MED project to launch training plan on social care model for elderly people

Each participating country in the TEC-MED project has developed a capacity-building plan relevant to its context, needs and specific stakeholders. 

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TEC-MED validates its capacity building plan to improve elderly´s lives around the Mediterranean

During its 2nd international workshop, TEC-MED will move to next stage by validating the transcultural care model and discuss the details to…

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TEC-MED transcultural care model: an innovative approach to address elderly’s needs in Lebanon and Tunisia

The model that TEC-MED developed for the elderly will be applied through pilots in Lebanon and Tunisia to better address their needs and tho…

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TEC-MED project to test its care model for supporting elderly people in Spain

TEC-MED team is getting ready to test the care model they have developed for the elderly in the Mediterranean.

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TEC-MED and the technology and telecare in pandemic times

The TEC-MED project includes technology and digitalization as an important dimension in their care model for elderly and dependent people.

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TEC-MED project identifies training needs of stakeholders for the implementation of new care model for elderly people

The TEC-MED project holds a workshop to identify the needs of the different stakeholders and develop the care model for dependent elderly pe…

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TEC-MED begins to implement capacity building plan to reduce the marginalization of elderly people

The model allows comprehensive care, which unites the clinical history of the person and their social situation.

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Lebanon: TEC-MED highlights COVID-19 vaccination process

The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in February 2021 came at a critical time in Lebanon which is witnessing an unprecedented financial, health and socio-political crisis.

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TEC-MED in Greece focus on the role of family caregivers

More involvement from public services is needed to update current model of social care for elderly people through adequate funding programmes and adopting ICT tools.

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Tunisia: TEC-MED fine-tunes capacity building´s needs to adapt care model for elderly people

TEC-MED project focuses on skills development of social and health care staff to improve the quality of life of elderly people.

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TEC-MED in Lebanon is a glimpse of hope in this dark time

The project is developing an intervention framework to improve and adapt social care for older persons who are at risk of social exclusion.

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Egypt: TEC-MED project is working to improve the social care model for elderly people

The project's goal is to provide a model for improving social care services for the elderly who lack support from their families and society.

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TEC-MED presents “Our elders matter, their stories”

The TEC-MED project presents the elderly’s stories told by their protagonists during the European Researchers' Night.

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TEC-MED platform, a technological solution to support well-being of elderly people

The TEC-MED platform is intended as a technological solution to provide assistance and support to the implementation of the model designed in the TEC-MED project.

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[TEC-MED] Mobile applications for elderly during COVID-19

Mobile applications provide a valuable tool to help families stay connected, and to help the elderly to maintain mobility and link them to resources that enhance well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The implementation of the TEC-MED model

The TEC-MED model was presented in Spain on October 16 at an event that brought together more than 50 people.

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TEC-MED project discusses on how to improve the lives of elderly people in Greece during online workshop

The workshop, organized by the Therapeutic Educational Centre for people with Intellectual Disabilities of Patras (Merimna), one of the part…

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Egypt: 25 stakeholders discuss how to improve the lives of elderly people during TEC-MED workshop

The event took place in Cairo on the 27th of October to discuss the Action Plan for the application of the social care model for the elderly…

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TEC-MED: read our first international newsletter

As part of the promotion of our project, we have launched the first international newsletter about social care for elderly.

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Enhancing the role of women in TEC-MED project

Women offer a significant contribution in the research and implementation of the project with their valuable experience. Here are some examples.

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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.