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Our Work, Our Rights!

Digital counselling, information, training and support for 24-hour carers

Legally independent but in practice uninformed, vulnerable, and isolated: this is reality for approximately 60,000 migrant 24-hour carers working in Austria. But what if 24-hour carers were actually independent and had a say in their working situation?

This project is dedicated to digital opportunities for giving 24-hour carers access to objective information. The goal is to highlight to them their rights and the legal options open to them, including but not limited to in the context of exploitation, violence, or (sexual) abuse. The digital channels established by this project are also intended for use in offering training resources concerning carers’ status as informal caretakers in order to improve the professional standing of 24-hour carers.

Time frame: 06/2022 – 12/2023

Online workshops for carers

In September, we are launching a series of online workshops
in different languages to provide you with information that is relevant to your
relevant to your work in the care sector. These workshops are
designed especially for you and cover the most common problems in the workplace.
workplace. There are two types of events: “Webinars” and
“Thematic meetings”.

Webinars” are
Presentations on specific topics to which we invite experts. At
Following the presentation, there is a question and answer session on the same topic.

Thematic meetings
encourage dialogue and contact with colleagues in the field.
area. Each meeting has a specific theme and consists of an open
consists of an open discussion with our guests.

List of events in chronological order:

19 September, 13:30-15:30 (Austrian time)
Zoom Webinar:
“Depression, loneliness and burn-out at work. How do we recognise them and how can we protect ourselves from them?”
Guest: Bianca Goujon-Bora, psychotherapist.
Moderation: IG24

26 September, 13:00-14:30 (Austrian time).
Zoom Webinar:
“Dealing with dementia and with sexual harassment”.
Guest: Psychotherapist Ingrid Schweiger
Moderation: Edith Zitz
In cooperation with the association “inspire” from Graz
Maximum of 15 persons possible!

03 October, 13:30-15:30 (Austrian time)
Thematic meeting for caregivers 1
on Zoom: “Discussion about burnout, depression, loneliness”.
Guest: Bianca Goujon-Bora, psychotherapist
Moderation: IG24
Maximum of 15 people possible!

10 October, 13:00-15:00 (Austrian time)
Zoom webinar:
“Running your business/administrative aspects”.
Guest: Accountant Ofelia Cristea
Moderated by: IG24

17 October, 13:30-15:30 (Austrian time)
Thematic meeting for cargivers 2

“Presentation of the ‘Our Work, Our Rights!’ project”.
IG24 meeting room (Schottengasee 3A/1/4/5, 1010 Vienna)

Moderation: Alexandra Pâzgu, IG24 and Anca Romocea, CuraFAIR
In cooperation with CuraFAIR

24 October, 13:00-15:00 (Austrian time)
Thematic Meeting for Supervisors 3
Zoom: “Running your business/administrative aspects” – Language: Romanian

Guests: Ofelia Cristea, accountant and Monika Vrânceanu Curafair, Volkshilfe
In cooperation with CuraFAIR, Volkshilfe

29 November , 14:00-16:00
Thematic Meeting for Carers No. 4
Zoom: “Don’t be afraid of dementia” – Language: German
Guest: Raphael Schönborn, dementia expert and managing director of Promenz
In cooperation with the association “Promenz”.

04 December, 13:00-15:00 (Austrian time).
Zoom Webinar:
“Behavioural measures in case of emergency” – Language: Hungarian
In cooperation with Caritas and the “Train to Care” programme

IG24’s online information events take place via ZOOM. For participation with microphone and camera, access via the browser must be enabled. We will send out the link to the event room in good time before the event starts.

Please follow our website and social media channels to learn more about the topic and how to participate.

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