● Offer an innovative training programme to motivate senior citizens to enter the digital world safely
● Improve senior citizens creativity skills
● Help senior citizens discover the culture and arts resources and events online
Project Background - Rationale
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a great number of cultural centers, libraries, universities of third age, NGOs which are acting for the promotion of culture in small towns and rural areas, through their closing down. Furthermore, senior citizens have been exposed in a great risk of social exclusion and isolation because of the lack of digital competences during this pandemic. Numerous courses in digital literacy have been organised for several years by local CCS institutions in all participating countries but their effectiveness is limited. What is more, due to COVID-19 pandemic, educators from local CCS institutions need to find a way to get in touch with people with limited digital skills and to offer them some sort of on-line cultural activities that are attractive enough to motivate them to enter the digital world. This is particularly difficult now, when they are locked in their homes.