The study will run for 18 months and will consist of 4 main steps:
- The current situation of health care assistants in all Member States will be mapped building upon previously collected data (Spring/summer 2015);
- Representative national and European professional organizations (or competent authorities) will be approached to identify the stakeholders interested in working on a suggestion for a common training framework for HCAs (Spring/summer 2015);
- A Delphi study will be conducted among professional organisations (or competent authorities) to explore the shared vision on the core skills, knowledge and competences of health care assistants (Autumn 2015).
- The results of this study will be taken further into a two-day workshop organized in spring 2016 in Brussels.