We are looking for partners interested in collaboration on an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic partnerships project aimed at elderly people.
One of the most important challenges for the EU is aging of its population which is characterized by a decrease in fertility, a decrease in mortality rate, and a higher life expectancy among European population. The total number of the older population is projected to increase greatly within the coming decades. According to Eurostat, the share of elderly in 2016. (65 or over) among the total population in the EU-28 accounts to 19,2%.
Furthermore, the share of elderly who use the internet at least once a week is 45%. However, there seems to be a gap in internet use between the old and new member states. Sweden, Denmark and Netherlands are among best with over 80%, while Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece barely reach 15% of elderly people who get to use the internet at least once per week.
The main reason for presented low rates does not lie in technology gap or accessibility but rather in the fact that elderly people, especially in less developed member states don’t know how to use it. Thus the quality of life of elderly people is lower in new member states compared to old members. Even the most basic actions and contents like e-citizen, e-banking, e-commerce, e-reservations, reading news portals, social networking or communication is not available to these people.
Thus the objective of the project is to increase educational opportunities for elderly people and pensioners in the field of e-services.
Possible intellectual outputs:
- e-services for elderly
- social networking and e-communication for elderly
- Multilateral meetings according to location of project partners
Possible education and training activities:
- Pilot education for at least 20 target group participants in each partner country