European Educational Symposium


Athens | 26 - 27 September 2024


European Ageing Network, Metropolitan College and AKMI are inviting you to the European Congress for the 21st century skills in long-term care from Thursday 26 to Friday 27 September 2024 at Theoxenia Palace Hotel.

The congress aims to highlight the importance of the right quiver of skills for the elderly care workforce, as well as illustrate their role in the progress of elderly long term care sector. In addition, the conference will emphasize to issues such as the challenges encountered by both the labour market and the educational sector regarding the attractiveness of the profession of elderly caregiver, the development of the occupation and the importance of the human factor.

We cordially invite you to participate in the conference, where you will have the opportunity to engage in plenary sessions and parallel session led by esteemed international and Greek speakers. Join us in lively discussions about the future of skills in the field of elderly care and help establish the groundwork for innovative collaborations within the industry.

A Gala Dinner on 26th of September, and a Cultural activity outside Athens on 28th of September are going to complete the conference activities. These additional events not only facilitate extensive networking but also offer a chance for enjoyment in one of Greece’s most picturesque locations.

Your presence at the congress and additional events promises a unique blend of professional enrichment, networking, and cultural exploration. We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching experience.



A legend renewed and revitalized, Theoxenia Palace completely renovated in 2012 is the incomparable star of Kifissia. Located in Kefalari, the most exclusive area of the Northern Suburbs of Athens, this boutique hotel combines discrete luxury with exceptional accommodation and hospitality services to create a unique experience for its guests.

Adonis Ballroom, fully renovated in 2015, is the ideal choice for hosting the plenary sessions of our conference. The parallel sessions are going to take place in other venues of the hotel, where the attendees will have the opportunity to further discuss about the thematic of the conference and discover new aspects of the 21st century skills fo the elderly care workforce.




09:00 – 10:00
Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:30
Opening Words
11:00 – 11:30
Plenary Session 1

Panorama of skills in Europe

11:30 – 12:00
Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:00
Parallel Session 1

Reskilling & Upskilling LTC
Volunteering / Informal Care
Reablement of the people

11:30 – 12:00
Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00
Parallel Session 2

Reskilling & Upskilling LTC
Volunteering / Informal Care
Reablement of the people

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30
Plenary Session 2

International Panel on Leadership

16:30 – 17:30
Coming Together
Greek Social Programme

Gala Dinner Venue for the European Educational Symposium on Long-Term Care

We are excited to announce that our gala dinner will be held at the beautiful Ble Pavillon on Alimos Beach, the perfect place for a special evening.

Ble Pavillon is located on Alimos Beach and has a lovely garden that blends with the sea, creating a peaceful and elegant setting. The venue combines modern and classic styles, with open spaces and high-quality details that give it a tropical charm. It is newly designed to host important events and offers stunning views of the sunset over the Saronic Gulf. The venue’s colors and natural light create a simple yet luxurious atmosphere.

Join us at Ble Pavillon for an unforgettable gala dinner as part of the European Educational Symposium on Long-Term Care, where we celebrate our commitment to advancing 21st-century skills in long-term care.

09:00 – 09:20
Welcome coffee
09:20 – 09:30
Welcome speech
09:20 – 09:30
Plenary Session 3

How to be an attractive employer

10:30 – 11:30
Parallel Session 3

Migrations In & Out
Best Practises in Dementia
Social dialogue affecting working conditions and skills

11:30 – 12:15
Coffee break
12:15 – 13:15
Parallel Session 4

Management shift : employee experience & self-directed teams
Positive leadership
New EU curriculum for care givers – a new way to go?
Retirement in 3rd countries

13:15 – 14:30
Plenary Session 4

Thinking Out of the BOX

Word of Conclusion

Flisvos Marina
Starting point


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Flisvos Marina