Cáritas Coimbra promotes Digital Lifelong Learning
During March and April, Cáritas Coimbra and the Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) promoted events to present the Digital Life Learning project to older adults.
This project aims to develop a toolkit and training sessions to increase older adults’ digital skills, with the active collaboration of young university students. During the sessions the project’s main goals were presented, as the methodologies and the next steps of the Portuguese pilot in Coimbra. At the end of each session, and to give voice to those to whom the project relates, the older adults fill out a questionnaire to understand their digital difficulties, needs, fears, and expectations.
The events took place in Coimbra, in spaces that promote active and healthy aging, namely in the Parish Council of Santo António dos Olivais, the São Pedro Social Centre, the São José Community Centre, and the Community Insertion Centre.
The #DigiLife will last 26 months, funded by the Erasmus+ Program: KA220-ADU – Partnerships for Cooperation in Adult Education, of the European Commission, and has 6 European partners: Cáritas Coimbra (Portugal), Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal), Plataforma del Voluntariado (Spain), People Behind (Greece), Università Degli Studi Di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy) and Fondazione Garagerasmus (Italy), the project’s coordinator.