> Timeline: December 2022 – November 2024
> Keywords: age-friendly environments; digital divide
Building on their previous collaboration in the DreamLike Neighbourhood project, the project will develop a digital tool with and for older persons to discover and showcase their neighborhood.
The objectives of the project is multiple:
Promoting social participation and digital equality: SEE U wants to support the participation of older people in the public square and city planning. Through an application, older persons will be able to develop a digital tool that can be promoted by the municipalities, which will bring together different stakeholders around shared hobbies, interests and creativity. The project also aims to apply an inclusive approach, by giving access to digital technology to all those who wish it, and particularly to digitally excluded older people.
Closing the digital gap : With the co-creation of a training concept and specific workshops organized for and with older people, the project will enable to take over the use of the application and thus contribute to the digital empowerment of older people.
Providing accessible and innovative learning opportunities: In order to support older people to become expert in the digital world, an individualized approach is needed, taking into account the heterogeneous needs of each person, depending on their history, gender, experience, and lifestyle. Everyone, regardless of age, may have a different learning curve, which the project will take into consideration when conducting trainings and workshops.
Older people act as role models : Older people will become experts about their neighborhoods, leveraging their expertise on neighborhood knowledge for the benefit of pairs, willing to explore the city through nice guided online on a specific application. Older persons will not only become expert in using this application but will also become trainers by co-developing Online Manual for the creation of online based tours. With SEE U, participants will learn from each other during the all process “Learning happens along the way”.
The project will co-create senior-led tours for seniors on a digital application. The project partners in Austria, Slovenia and The Czech Republic will develop a training concept and provide workshops with and for older people, who are interested in developing their individual web-based tours and explore their neighbourhoods with others. In addition to these digital tours, an Online Manual with instructions and materials for the creation of web-based tours especially for and with older people will be available. With the Handbook and (free) Webinars we will raise awareness for the issue, make the experiences gained in our project visible and provide inspiring examples of tours and tools.
- Queraum.cultural and social research (Austria) – coordinator
- Letokruh, z.u (Czech Republic)
- Slovenian Third Age University
- Gerontologie CH (Switzerland)
- AGE Platform Europe
As a partner in this project, AGE Platform Europe will be responsible for
- disseminating the project work at EU level;
- reviewing the materials designed for the project : Fact Sheet, the Workshop Concept. Draft contributions to the Handbook (a guide to develop digital tours);
- presentating the results and materials to AGE’s Task For on Age Friendly Environment;
- organizing the final event and participating in development, implementation and sustainability meetings .