TEC-MED Project - Development of a Transcultural Social-ethical-care Model for Dependent Population in Mediterranean Basin

IDRAAC has recently started working on a new project: “TEC-MED Project - Development of a Transcultural social-ethical-care model for Dependent Population in Mediterranean Basin“.

The TEC-MED project is funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Med Program (Total budget: €3.3 million & EU contribution: €2.9 million) and involves 6 countries (Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt). 

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.

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.
Expected beneficiaries include: dependent elderly people having chronic diseases and lacking family network support, social care operators and NGOs providing assistance to the elderly population and 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


* 10 Partners
* 6 Countries
* Start date: 26 September 2019
* End date: 25 September 2022


You can visit the project’s website on the following link. 



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