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chAnGE Project

chAnGE Transnational Project Meeting held at UCC

5 Oct 2023





chAnGE - innovative learning for a more climate-resilient healthcare service for older people

University College Cork recently hosted the initial transnational project meeting of the ‘Climate change and Healthy AgeinG: co-creating E-learning for resilience and adaptation’ (chAnGE) project, where Professor Suzanne Timmons of the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, UCC, is the lead coordinator. This €1.5 million EU-funded Erasmus+ project is an alliance of universities, vocational education and training providers, and health & social care organisations, across Ireland, Portugal, Finland, Austria & Greece. Together we are co-creating a suite of online micro credentials for health and social care workers who deliver care to older people.

Recent severe weather events have highlighted the climate-vulnerability of older people in Europe, and the challenge of providing safe and responsive healthcare during climate crisis events. We plan to enable and empower health and social care workers to plan and incorporate climate adaptation and resilience into their everyday work.

The innovative education will be interactive, accessible, bite-sized, and stackable, and co-created with target learners and older people, at EQF level 4-6. Learners will have access to resources for learning amplification, allowing them to be climate-resilience champions at work and to train others. The learning content and learning-amplification resources will be freely available for anyone to adapt or use. 

Professor Stephen Bryne, Deputy President and Registrar of University College Cork greeted the group of international partners during the three-day kick-off event in UCC, pictured below with Professor Suzanne Timmons (above) and partners of the chAnGE alliance.

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Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation

School of Medicine, UCC The Bungalow, Block 13, St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland.