23 Sep ICT for the Elderly
Purpose and activities
There is no doubt that ICTs allow members of the growing elderly population to remain independent longer.
The ICT 4 the Elderly project aims to facilitate a pathway for up-skilling the digital competences of individuals between the age of 55 and 75 and to make them aware of some of the many opportunities that the Internet offers.
In order to do so, the project first will collect best practices from other successful projects to develop a training manual and an online academy. Once the training materials are ready, individuals aged 55-75 will be selected through a call for applicants and will take part in the piloting as ambassadors of the project. Two pilot trainings with 12 people each will take place in Malta and in Berlin.
To assess the project results, policy recommendations will be produced to reach policy makers and training providers.
Expected results and task distribution among partners
The project activities are divided into three Intellectual Outputs:
O1 – Collection of Best Practices and Open Educational Resources (OERs): the aim of the first output is to collect best practices, which have resulted from other projects, both EU and nationally funded. Every partner will have the task to collect OERs resulted from other projects. This will ensure no double funding for materials already created. Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC) leads this output.
O2 – Developing of Training Manual and Online Academy:
- The resources collected in Output 1 will be made available in the Online Academy which will allow participants to study further Ynternet.org Foundation is responsible of developing the Online Academy.
- In addition to developing the online platform, the output 2 foresees the production of training materials in information technologies to be used during the training. Simbioza has the task to put together the training manual.
O3 – Production of recommendations for stakeholders and policy makers: ALL DIGITAL is in charge of policy recommendations based on the results of piloting activities for further transferability and upscaling of the project results.
Malta Communication Authority, as a project coordinator, is responsible for the overall project management and quality control.
This project will address older adults aged 55-75 and over who have minimal or no engagement with digital technology. They will be selected based on a call for applicants. The minimum requirements are to be able to speak English, to travel and to be enthusiastic. These participants will have the role of project ambassadors during and after the project.
- Malta Communication Authority, Malta
- Simbioza Genesis, Slovenia
- Foundation Ynternet.org, Switzerland
- Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Germany
- ALL DIGITAL, Belgium