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...

In our transforming society lack of digital skills in the elderly population is synonymous to social isolation; inability to access information and services, including health services; loss of autonomy, and an increased sense of inadaptability. ICTSkills4All – Empowering old citizens for a digital world aims at...

In 2011, the Danish government agreed on an ambitious eGovernment strategy stating that by 2015, 80 % of the communication between citizens and public authorities should be digital. As a consequence, the focus in the Danish telecentres has been moved from solely general ICT skills...

During Get Online Week 2012 Android tablet devices (with internet flatrate and telephone function) were given for one year to individual seniors and senior organizations to facilitate internet usage among the older generation. Stiftung Digitale Chancen (SDC), the initiator of this project, reports that media...

With the aim of promoting active aging as well as intergenerational solidarity, the International Aid Network (IAN) organized a competition for grandparents and grandchildren in using computers to search the internet. The competition was organized in Belgrade, Serbia, as a part of a larger project called Silver...

In Denmark the education of IT support staff and programmers is conducted at a TEC (a vocational college). The Association of Danish Senior Citizens has entered into a partnership with the Technical Colleges (TECs) whereby students are attached to the telecentres as technical support staff. The arrangement...

It’s all about feeling comfortable, about creating the right environment. The telecentres of the Association of Danish Senior Citizens generate that feeling. Because for many elderly, the idea of returning to the school bench is an intimidating one, as they retain unpleasant memories from their school days. Take a cup of...

The Learn more about ICT network in Denmark embraces NGOs, libraries, citizen information points, social housing and adult teaching centres. On Telecentre-Europe’s community site, you can see a glimpse of all those ICT beginners being helped out by the network’s member organization such as DaneAge Association,...

On September 13th, Telecentre-Europe’s member Learn more about ICT network (Denmark) organized a Senior Surf Day. 461 places all over the country opened their doors to new senior clickers and more than 8200 seniors visited an event & learned about the internet. There are around 365.000 Danish...

The recently started international project Use IT and Enjoy implemented by Swedish, Danish and Lithuanian partners held a kick-off meeting in Vilnius at the very beginning of September. The project team consisted of representatives from Telecentre-Europe member organizations Aeldremobiliseringen (DK) and Langas į ateitį (LT), and...

Together with partners from Sweden & Denmark, Telecentre-Europe’s member Langas į ateitį is participating in the project “Use IT and enjoy” that will focus on engagement and motivational methodologiesof ICT usage by elderly. A package of best practice examples will be prepared and the collected knowledge will help to...