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.
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.
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.
O3 – Production of recommendations for stakeholders and policy makers: Policy recommendations will be produced based on the results of piloting activities for further transferability and upscaling of the project results.
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.