Euriclea: Integrated job- matching and network on family employment

Project information

Index: 1167R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Employment, human capital and education
Location ITALY NORD-EST Padua Veneto Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2007
End: Ongoing

Topic of the practice

Care and domestic work

Good Practice Information

Portal Euriclea matches the labour requests of workers available to deliver assistances and care to elderly or disabled people and families who require these services, with the adoption of an operative system with common standards, promoting a correct management of professional relationship. Main beneficiaries: families that need personal care assistance and care givers (mostly migrant women).

Multi annual programme, funded by different sources (regional funds, ESF). The average amount per year is about 200.000€ (80% to regional and provincial public employment services and 20% private service providers). The programme has already been used as inspiration for the set-up of other similar programmes in Italy (other Regions) and funded by the Italian Ministry of Labour.

Evidence of success

Current users are the operators of about 300 branches located throughout the Veneto. About 50% of the operators are using for matching labor supply and demand for family employment. Currently there are 1,910 Euriclea curricula of babysitters, 7,936 caregivers, 5,621 domestic service and 163 requests of the families. Year 2012, 1.421 families have resorted to the service.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Giorgio Santarello

Province of Padua

Annex completed on: 07-29-2014

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