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.