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...
About the Project: 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.
News: On 13th of May E-Seniors have promoted the project S.O.S. Creativity at the event organized by the associated organization E-Juniors. The event was open to seniors and juniors, the leaflets of the S.O.S. Creativity were disseminated.
On May 5th and 10th 2022 S.O.S. Creativity consortium celebrated the ninth anniversary of World Password Day and Europe’s day.
Current affairs: S.O.S. Creativity consortium moved to the implementation of the Intellectual Output 4 (IO4). The partners are organizing training sessions with the seniors to pilot the developed training materials and validate them for further use. The final target is to reach 180 trained participants. The following upcoming tasks are planned: (1) Deploy, test and validate with 180 target groups, (2) Collect Feedback and fine-tune final version, (3) Preparation of the pedagogical guidelines.
On April 19th 2022, the SOS CREATIVITY consortium joined the III Transnational Project Meeting, a 24-month Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission with Internet Web Solutions from Spain as coordinator.
Indeed, partners from Spain, France, the Republic of North Macedonia, Belgium, Poland and Italy participate in this Erasmus+ project targeted to seniors and adult tardive digitals.
After the official greetings from coordinator, the OER Platform (https://www.soscreativity.eu/ ) with an overview of all Intellectual Outputs developed so far and availble in 6 languages (EN, ES, ITA, MK, PL and FR) were presented along with the Dissemination actions implemented at a local, national and European level.
The core of the meeting was the presentation of the Test&Validation Plan, part of the Intellectual Output n.4 in which the consortium will provide free and user friendly training sections 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. Testing and validation will be held in collaboration with associated partners so they will integrate S.O.S. Creativity training into their regular activities and thus promote social and cultural inclusion. Each partner will collect and analyse feedbacks with comments and aggregated data. These feedbacks will form the basis for the next activity of fine-tuning and guidelines for future use.
A massive and genuine enthusiasm 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.
A recent Report from Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, has analysed the effect of COVID-19 on the lives of elderly people in Europe.
“COVID-19 and older people: Impact on their lives, support and care” captures the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the quality of life of older citizens, including that on their well-being, finances, employment and social inclusion.
The Report provides for a comprehensive overview on health and well-being, social interaction, paid and unpaid work, finances and deprivation, support for ad hoc needs resulting from lockdowns, healthcare and long-term care.
A specific focus is dedicated to the potentialities of ICT in ensuring the provision of healthcare to citizens, especially elderly. According to the Report, e-healthcare (e-consultation, e-prescription, etc.) facilitated access to healthcare, but 56% of people aged 50+ who needed a consultation had a face-to-face consultation because they preferred it to the available e-healthcare options. The role and potentiality of e-care depends very much on the capacity of policy makers to facilitate the use of ICT for all people possibly involved, from elderly to professional carers.
SOS Creativity aims at provide seniors with the right tools to make a good use of technologies, increasingly important in everyone’s life.
To stay updated with our progresses, please feel free to visit the official project’s website: https://www.soscreativity.eu