DIGITOL_Logo_pink Theme: digital divide, digital literacy, disinformation

Timeline: January 2020 – January 2022

> Key words: active citizenship, digital literacy, participation, Internet use, information society, intergenerational knowledge transfer


DIGITOL – generations united combatting fake news – developed older persons’ digital media literacy using innovative intergenerational educational practices while promoting EU common values.


The project delivered:

  • A handbook (in English) summing up two years of DIGITOL activities carried out by project partners and participants. It presents a description of the implemented activities and highlights its strengths and weaknesses, so that other organizations can be inspired to work in an effective way in the intersections between intergenerational and digitalization. The handbook is also available in Bulgarian, German, Greek and Italian
  • Reports about the digital integration of older adults and tools available in the four pilot countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy) and a cross-country analysis
  • A Digital Social Academy e-learning platform gathering educational material: https://digitol-academy.eu/ 
  • A Training of Trainers Toolkit (in English) which collects the methodology, the material and the evaluation results of the Training of Trainers programme. The Programme was aimed to build capacities of a group of younger people (Young Ambassadros) willing to improve their digital skills in identifying and managing fake-news, as well as increase awareness of the European common values. Following the Programme, the Young Ambassadors were prepared to co-design and run a Capacity Building Programme targeting older adults, following an intergenerational approach. The Toolkit is also available in Bulgarian, German, Greek and Italian

AGE involvement

The role of AGE in the consortium was twofold:

  1. contribute to understanding the digital participation of older people, the nature of fake news, and identifying the best European practices in adult education 
  2. engage with the relevant European stakeholders, devise a sustainability plan for the future of DIGITOL and participate in the dissemination of the project results.



Vera Hörmann

Project Officer

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