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EMISC - European Mentoring in Social Care

What is EMISC?

The EMiSC project delivers support for the role of mentors in social care at entry level, with a formal curriculum and a mentor training course, a mentoring assessment tool and an exploration of ways of promoting formal recognition of such skills.


EMiSC wants to contribute to the development of a European Area of Skills and Qualifications, by reducing disparities in learning outcomes affecting disadvantaged learners. One of the main focuses of the project is to create a ‘common foundation’ in social care training across the EU, so that all EU care services are based on UNCRPD principles and provided by staff that understand and follow these principles.



European Union Erasmus+ Programme



10 Partners from 8 Countries:

  • Belgium: EASPD (coordinator of the project)
  • United Kingdom: Social Care Training Ltd
  • Belgium: Inproof- BE
  • Cyprus: LCEducational
  • Hungary: Hand in Hand Foundation
  • Bulgaria: Socialna asociacija Sveti Andrej (BDS)
  • Slovenia: CUDV Draga
  • Portugal: C.E.C.D. Mira Sintra
  • Romania: Fundaţia Alpha Transilvana
  • Belgium: Job-Link vzw

EASPD plays the role of Project Coordinator.



The project will last three years, from 1st of September 2015 to 31st of August 2018.

Project Summary

EMiSC focuses on bringing attitudinal change within the care sector, by delineating and supporting the mentoring role in the social care workplace. This is a contribution alongside other EU wide products such as the Basic European Social Care Learning Outcomes (BESCLO) and the European Care Certificate (ECC), to the creation of a European Area of skills and qualification in social care. It offers formal recognition for a role which many experienced staff already undertake when they guide and help new staff. It also opens routes for mentor and mentees to formal recognition of their learning & skill.

EMiSC will produce a set of learning outcomes (LO) covering the mentoring function, with related assessment criteria, a mentoring assessment tool (MAT) and a Mentoring Training Course (MTC) to train new mentors. It will also produce a formal curriculum to support the EMISC LO, a Train The Trainer Course as a start-up device for new countries and a formal report on the issues facing the acceptance of transnational learning outcomes, using the experience of our partners.

These products will be tested by 4 cycles of mentoring, with a control group of un-mentored candidates. All will be initially assessed and re-assessed at the end & all will sit the ECC. Results will be compared to demonstrate what the beneficial impact of mentoring can be.




Sonia Staskowiak, Project &Liaison Officer 
+32 2 282 46 17

To download the Leaflet.
To download the Mentor Training Course for European Social Care Workers - English version