The project

SENSNET is aimed at creating a European Academy that will design, develop, collect, test and valorise an innovative training pathway that will be tailored to the specific needs of professionals who work with ageing people with sensory impairment (vision and/or hearing).

Thus, the main target group of the project are workers at day care centres for older people, geriatric social workers, care workers for seniors, therapists for seniors, GPs, nurses, home-visiting care workers and other professionals that provide services to support ageing people with sensory impairments.

The target group of the project are these professionals, whose good appropriate preparation will finally benefit ageing people with visual and/or hearing problems that due to their impairments have problems of daily living.

EU funding

The project is cofunded by the Erasmus+ Programme, promoted by the European Commission.

Erasmus+ provides grants for activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. It offers opportunities for:

– Individuals to spend a mobility or volunteering period abroad and to receive linguistic training,

– Organisations to collaborate in project partnerships in the fields of academic and vocational training, schools, adult learning and European sport events.

Erasmus+ also supports teaching, research, networking and policy debate on EU topics.

We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme in 2017 – a milestone for Europe!

SENSNET project’s reference number: 2016-1-ES01-KA202-025275


Achievements so far

Transnational kick off meeting and workshops in Valladolid among professionals working with older people with vision and hearing impairments.

Transnational meeting in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) together with site visits and workshops.

Transnational multiplier event in Düren (Germany) to disseminate the project achievements to the European network ENVITER.

Documents that can be downloaded. They are freely available, but cannot be traded, neither copied or modified without the express consent of the partners of the project.

Methodological guide SENSNET

Generation of the first structure of the training materials.


Our next challenges

1. Finish the elaboration of the training materials within the following topics:

-Lighting and ergonomics for professionals working older people with vision impairment

-Media and communication for professionals working with older people with sensory impairment

-Access to culture for professionals working with older people with sensory impairment

2. Deliver online training courses for professionals

3. Assess the quality of the training courses delivered

4. Deliver a second round of training courses

5. Final assessment

6. International multiplier event to disseminate all project results