As the European population ages, society faces various challenges, such as the physical and mental health of older people and their active participation in society and society in general. In the last century and mainly in recent decades, life expectancy in Europe has increased, the population of the European Union is aging and this process is likely to accelerate in the future. In the 55-64 age group, computer and Internet use is more frequent than in the 65+ age group. One reason is that people aged 55 to 64 are mostly still professionally active and may need computer and internet skills for their work. There is a high expectation that technologies/ICT can help societies improve the quality of life for citizens. The 2018 International Computer and Information Literacy Study states that digital competences are the skills necessary to participate in a technology-driven world. This also applies to adults aged 65+, who in today’s world cannot participate in civic and social life without mastering basic ICT skills. In order for these people, too, to participate better in the civic and social life of modern society, we must promote innovative approaches to learning.
The vision of the project are:
1. Facilitating access to informal learning opportunities for older people.
2. Combating negative stereotypes about active citizens aged 65+, thus contributing to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.