Title Social Agents Promoting Active Aging through ICT
Project Number 2013-1-ES1-LEO05-68046
Product Singular Initiatives
Title Singular Initiatives
Product Type others
Marketing Text These initiatives involved the acquisition of skills related to the use of ICT by the beneficiaries. The technologies that worked in each initiative, allowed to develop personal skills and abilities important to maintain and extend, also improving the image of these elders before their family, friends and contacts, and even their own personal self-esteem. This encourages social and technological integration through a natural process based on the interests and needs of elder people (reducing isolation, avoiding travels, making information and some services more accessible, etc.).
Description The main aim of this deliverable was to test the practicallity and the local success of the transferred methodology within the project. Each social agent trained in the project was in charge of launching a singular initiative with a group of elderly, using ICT as main thread, and following the ACTing methodology learnt during the training.
Target group Social agents + Senior participants
Activities at which the participants engage (ACT)
In total, 36 singular initiatives were launched by the trained social agents in the partner countries (11 in Spain, 10 in Romania, 10 in Italy and 5 in Switzerland).
In each country, the national referent trained in the first part of the project was responsible for coordinating and monitoring this pilot test, providing the necessary feedback and support to the social agents.
Area of application
The singular initiatives contributed to the achievement of the project objectives by:
- Facilitating the acquisition of ICT skills and empowerment of elderly in the digital gap, allowing them to develop their interests;
- Facilitating the perception of ICT as useful and helpful tool to face many of the problems associated with aging
- Highlighting the value of gained ICT (and other) skills, competences and capacities ,as well as their practical application to daily life, as the successful initiatives serve as example and motivation to other senior citizens, as well as to other social agents