ICT has severely contributed to change our everyday life and has turned letters to e-mail, market shopping to on-line shopping, apps and automatic replies to human technical customer support...
S.O.S. Creativity presents Erasmus+ project funded by the European Commission. The project is being implemented in 6 countries Spain, France, North Macedonia, Belgium, Poland, Italy by eight partners. The main goal of the project is skills development and inclusion through creativity and arts in order to enable seniors to make use and benefit from online cultural contents and resources provided in the field of creativity and arts.
The project started in March 2021. At the first stage, the partners have mapped the Cultural and Creative Resources. This enables the users to virtually travel in the European countries and learn more about culture and history. It is especially useful for seniors and adults who are not able to travel due to the COVID19 pandemic measures imposed by the states.
E-Seniors – project partner from France has contributed to the project by gathering online cultural resources available at SOS Creativity project website.
Up to date, E-Seniors association has disseminated the cultural and creative resources and promote the use of the project website at three events. First, the senior beneficiaries of the organization became aware of the cultural resources, which are safe to visit, click or download.
Second, the participants of the focus groups became aware of the cultural repositories. The information delivered turned out exciting for the seniors who noted the website for future use.
Besides, E-Seniors organized youth workers’ workshops where the use of cultural resources was promoted. The participants stated that this kind of resource is useful in youth work for educational purposes.
Good practice from France: The containment during the COVID19 pandemic created the emergency need for accessibility to the internet and modern technologies. In this regard, one of the cities – Créteil’ s townhall has initiated the project Dipbike, a funny three-wheeled vehicle that takes on board the tools of a small nomadic digital factory (3D printer, electronic kits, vinyl cutter, digital machine, etc.) to help people discover the creative and digital educational opportunities. Besides, the town hall organizes free of charge monthly appointments with those in need of accessing the internet, downloading, printing administrative forms, etc. This service is especially useful for seniors.
Aside from public administrations, business companies seek to promote inclusion and fight against digital illiteracy. Huawei launched a project of DigiTruck. It offers digital training in a container converted into a mobile classroom. The DigiTruck has 20 workstations equipped with tablets, a local Wi-Fi network, a projector, and smartphones. It familiarizes users with digital devices, projectors, and online conference tools.
E-seniors: Eleonore Lehn email@example.com
E-seniors: Tamar Chapidze-Deschard firstname.lastname@example.org
Project coordinator: email@example.com
On June 17th 2021, Internet Web Solutions run the first bimonthly call of SOS Creativity, a 24-month Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission.
S.O.S. Creativity is designed to support the development of IT key competences for adults to let them exploit cultural offers and artistic contents available online, while boosting their level of consciousness toward the potentialities and the risks of the net such as phishing, fraud, fake news, invasion of privacy, defamation etc. that can arise while navigating free contents website or paying to subscribe to some cultural contents or even looking for books to be read online.
After the official greetings from the coordinators and some points regarding administrative issues, the shared agenda of the call included:
- an update of the state-of-art of the OER Platform (https://www.soscreativity.eu)
- the Intellectual Output 2 tasks made so far and future steps (Mapping of cultural resources and Baseline report and Self-Assessment Tool)
- dissemination status and future Press Releases to be translated and shared in Institutional channels
- discussion about next Transnational Project Meeting in September
This Erasmus+ project gives the opportunity to 8 partners from Spain, France, the Republic of North Macedonia, Belgium, Poland and Italy to develop free and user friendly deliverables to enable seniors to benefit from online cultural and artistic contents, resources and activities in total security being aware of the risks of navigating and downloading such resources.
Internet Web Solutions, the project coordinator together with the consortium showed a genuine enthusiasm in collaborating toghether in this project and for the tasks implemented so far.
On April 15th 2021, consortium joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of SOS Creativity, a 24-month Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission. The KOM, originally planned in Málaga, Spain was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.
After the official greetings from coordinator, each Institution involved introduced itself in a brief presentation, then administrative aspect were dealt with, the OER Platform which will be available in all project’s languages, an overview of all Intellectual Outputs expected, along with Dissemination tasks to be implemented at a local, national and European level.
This Erasmus+ project will give the opportunity to 8 partners from Spain, France, the Republic of Macedonia, Belgium, Poland and Italy to develop free and user friendly deliverables to enable seniors to benefit from online cultural and artistic contents, resources and activities in total security being aware of the risks of navigating and downloading such resources.
The 2-year project’s implementation will allow partners to share innovative and highquality learning opportunities tailored to the needs of individual low-skilled or low-qualified adults to address common challenges, such as: digital competences for seniors, development and inclusion through creativity and the arts and senior welfare).
Internet Web Solutions, the project coordinator together with the consortium showed a genuine enthusiasm in collaborating toghether in this project that aims to support seniors in a Covid-19 post-pandemic era, in which Internet has a bigger impact even on personal relationships.
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