As life expectancy increases, Europe’s rapidly aging population continues
to grow in number. According to the Eurostat, one in four people will be
over 65 years old by 2050.

Social policies for the elderly in Europe often neglect lifelong learning, and
this despite the fact that the sustainability of social protection systems
relies on the autonomy and on the community participation of the elderly

Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe will adopt an intersectoral and gender sensitive approach and capitalise on the valuable experience of
its Partners to provide the elderly with innovative and tailored training opportunities. In particular, partners will carry out the following
a) Develop a dedicated OER Platform accessible to all, free of charge, in full Open Access mode and in multilingual versions (EN,
FR, GR, IT, MK, ES) where all the content produced will be published
b) Develop highly interactive e-learning courses to improve the memory and learning skills of the elderly, help them familiarise
with practical services such as online shopping, and bookings, etc. with a view to improving their cognitive abilities and health,
as well as preventing skill decline and dementia
c) Develop guidelines to facilitate the uptake of Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe so as to sustain project results beyond
Erasmus co-financing and widen its range of impact

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