The average age of the Greek population is among the highest in the world and is constantly increasing. Combined with rapid technological development, digitization of services, and the alienation of big cities, elderly citizens who do not have the possibility to rely on relatives are left helpless.
At the same time, Greece has the highest youth unemployment rate in the EU. Young people with low levels of education, limited work experience and a lack of basic skills are trapped in unemployment and poverty. This is even more acute in refugee and immigrant populations as their integration and equal treatment in daily matters of survival are often blocked by a wall of discrimination and prejudice.
The project bridges the gap between young and old people, highlighting the importance of human contact against alienation in the age of technology. The action is based on two pillars:
- Vocational training programs aimed at the daily support of elderly people and their relative (Caregiver of the Elderly, Health Services Advisor)
- Connection to the job market (graduates are linked to corresponding jobs identified by the Odyssea team, through the network of our partner companies)
people trained as Caregivers or Health Service Advisors
people equipped with Employability skills
people connected with the labour market