Promoting ICT knowledge for the elderly people


Rapid digital transformation offers European member states a unique opportunity to turn population ageing into a pathway for growth. The Silver Economy Study of European Commission estimated that by 2060 at least one in three Europeans will be over 65. Moreover, in the Eurostat’s study “Ageing Europe: looking at the lives of older people” it has been underlined that two fifths of people aged 65-74 years old had never used even a computer.
Within this context, learning is no longer confined to a specific phase in our lives, but rather it has become a dynamic process covering all stages of life. Bridging the digital divide between generations, is perceived as the potential approach to meet every day needs of older people. ICT4Elders is the answer towards transforming elderly peoples’ lives by improving their well-being as they will be able to use the Internet and access services ultimately aimed for their well-being. Our project proposal fosters innovation by ensuring that elders could have the appropriate information needed.

Objectives of the project

  • O1: Promoting ICT education and lifelong learning of older adults;
  • O2: Increasing motivation through guided learning;
  • O3: Give elders the opportunity to progress and have a quality life via active ageing and being drastic members of the society
  • O4: Provide elder care givers the opportunity to upskill their knowledge and competences in their work field
  • O5: Assist Active ageing organizations and nursing home in providing elders and their families services of high quality

Expected Main Results

The main expected results of the project are:(Countries of implementation: Czech Republic & Greece)

  • 1 developed training curriculum for elder care givers and companions
  • 1 developed guidance scheme for elders
  • More than 60 elders are going to participate in the guidance provision
  • At least 20 elders participated in the social experiment
  • More than 500 elders are going to benefit from the project
  • More than 60 elder care givers are going to have been trained on the features of the ICT4Elders framework, using the training scheme developed through this project.
  • Intellectual Output 1: Behavioural Analysis on the negative effects of Information Technology illiteracy on Elderly People
    • Activity 1.1: Building a common methodological framework for the situation analysis & research
    • Activity 1.2: Conducting of qualitative and quantitative research on the negative effects of Information Technology illiteracy on Elderly People
    • Activity 1.3: Social Experiment on the vulnerability of ICT illiterate elderly people in online threats
  • Intellectual Output 2: Design of a Social Inclusion Training Curriculum for the elderly
    • Activity 2.1: Definition of Learning Outcomes
    • Activity 2.2: Preparation of an e-portfolio of OER for elderly care givers and companions
    • Activity 2.3: Design the MOOC Platform & uploading of the material
  • Intellectual Output 3: Delivery of a Social Inclusion Training Curriculum for the elderly
    • Activity 3.1: Design and delivery of peer learning strategy and material Based on the designed training developed under IO2.
    • Activity 3.2: Implementation of peer learning activities
  • Intellectual Output 4: Guidance to elders on the use of ICT services
    • Activity 4.1: Preparation of elders’ face-2-face guidance material
    • Activity 4.2: Evaluation of guidance activities
  • Intellectual Output 5: Engagement of nursing homes for the integration of ICT4Elders in their premises
    • Activity 5.1: Preparation of ICT4Elders related material for nursing homes and VET providers
    • Activity 5.2: Identification of nursing homes and conduction of a round table
    • Activity 5.3: Tailored approach for each of the nursing homes
    • Activity 5.4: Feedback loop and evaluation of the nursing homes engagement
    • Activity 5.5: Exploiting the news
  • 5 Project Meetings
  • 3 Multiplier Events
Funding Programme: Erasmus+ Ka204

Duration: 11/2020 – 10/2022, 24 months

Budget: 299.215 Euro

Countries: Czech Republic, Luxemburg, Greece, Germany

Project Number: 2020-1-CZ01-KA204-078197

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