DigitalScouts officially kicked off in Gouda, the Netherlands, on January 19th and 20th, marking the launch of this new Erasmus+ project.
This new project is coordinated by ISIS (Germany), and the other partners are 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).
DigitalScouts seeks to empower older adults in their use of digital tools, promoting opportunities for health and wellness while fostering greater social, cultural, and political engagement.
From December 2022 to July 2025, the DigitalScouts team will develop an European Compendium, showcasing successful examples from participating countries on how older adults can benefit from using digital tools. As part of this effort, DigitalScouts’ Training Program will qualify “digital scouts” to help older adults embrace the digital age with confidence. The self-learning course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge on the diverse possibilities of digital participation and health promotion, enabling digital scouts to provide personalized support based on individual interests.
The project’s Toolkit for Trainers ensures that adult educators can seamlessly integrate DigitalScouts’ training into blended learning environments.