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Setting the stage for the digital training: DigitalScouts consortium gathered in a Transnational Meeting 

The DigitalScouts partners gathered for their third Transnational Project Meeting in Wiesbaden, Germany. Hosted by BerufsWege für Frauen e.V., the meeting, held from March 12th to 14th, marked a key milestone in the development of the Digital Training and Toolkit, which is aimed to empower digital scouts in supporting older adults in using digital tools, thus enhancing their digital participation.  Over three days, partners collaborated on refining the digital training module structure and content. Additionally, plans for revision and implementation were discussed, preparing the work for the months ahead.  The consortium also had the opportunity to learn more about the project “Die Gute Stunde,” represented by Torsten Anstädt. They organize interactive online cultural events for older adults interested in art and culture. In instances where visiting a cultural institution is not feasible due to various reasons or distance constraints, new cultural events are broadcasted via video conferencing multiple times a month. Curated by a diverse array of artists and cultural professionals, these events include concerts, readings, art tours, film screenings, and much more.  Funded under the Erasmus+ program, DigitalScouts is coordinated by the German organization ISIS, along with five other partners: SHINE 2Europe (Portugal), the BerufsWege für Frauen e.V. (Germany), the AFEdemy, Academy on Age-Friendly Environments in Europe (the Netherlands), the Asociatia Grupul de Educatie si Actiune pentru Cetatenie (Romania) and the Austrian Red Cross (Austria).   Stay tuned for further updates on this inspiring project that aims to make a difference in the digital literacy and participation of older adults! 

The European Compendium GOOD PRACTICES FOR DIGITAL PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE 60+ has been officially released! 

Are you interested in topics related to ageing in the digital world? Want to learn about main facts and good practices? Then you cannot miss this report! This publication features illustrative examples on the status quo concerning digital readiness of people aged 60+ in the European Union and aims to pave the way for further offers of digital literacy training for older people.    Within this compendium, you will discover compelling good practice examples of digital participation in our partner countries – Austria, Germany, Portugal, Romania, and the Netherlands.   The ultimate goal is to inspire municipal stakeholders, policymakers, organisations, and individuals to prioritise digital inclusion for older adults.   Good practices are organized into key phases for achieving success:   The Compendium has been translated into four languages: Dutch, German, Portuguese, and Romanian.  Stay tuned for more updates on this inspiring project that aims to make a difference in the “digital life” of our older adults!  Download the Compendium (pdf.) 

Digital Scouts project consortium gathered in their second Transnational Project Meeting

In a remarkable display of international collaboration, the DigitalScouts project consortium came together for their second Transnational Project Meeting on October 23rd and 24th, marking a significant milestone in the quest to empower older adults in their use of digital tools. The consortium is coordinated by the German organization ISIS (Institut für Soziale Infrastruktur) with five other dedicated partners: SHINE 2Europe (Portugal), the BerufsWege für Frauen e.V. (Germany), the AFEdemy, Academy on Age-Friendly Environments in Europe (the Netherlands), the Asociatia Grupul de Educatie si Actiune pentru Cetatenie (Romania) and the Austrian Red Cross (Austria).  The Digital Scouts project carries a noble mission: to equip older adults with the digital skills they need to navigate the modern world, promoting not only opportunities for health and wellness but also fostering greater social, cultural, and political engagement. During this Transnational Project Meeting, the partners unveiled the substantial progress they’ve made in several project activities. Worth of mention was the discussion on the learning structure and content for the DigitalScout’s Training and the Toolkit. Additionally, the project quality assurance and green practices implementation were presented along with progress on the sharing and promotional activities. As the DigitalScouts project forges ahead, it’s clear that this innovative consortium is bringing us one step closer to a world where older adults can confidently navigate the digital landscape, enriching their lives in countless ways. Stay tuned for more updates on this inspiring project that’s making a difference in the lives of our seniors!