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!