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KnowBrid, Bridging the Generation Gap

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INTRODUCTION

'KnowBrid, Bridging the Generation Gap' project is included under the Grundtvig initiative in the LifeLong Learning Programme of the European Commision. Its main aim is to equip seniors against social exclusion by providing access and training in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in order to create a bridge across technological gap between generations, caring seniors against isolation and opening new horizons for using their free time efficiently.

The project will prepare seniors to become "facilitators for active ageing and social inclusion"  to help other seniors to prepare for active ageing, understand and accept inter-generational approach and exchanging experiences between generations. In the development of the project it is fundamental the interchange between the partners, including different study and learning visits.

OBJECTIVES

The project seeks the next objectives:

  1. Develop the contents for an ICT learning module for seniors.

  2. Create an european group of seniors facilitators for the active ageing and the social inclusion.

  3. Disseminate the learning methods and tools developed.

  4. Provide access and training in Information and Communication Technologies.

  5. Create a bridge across the technological gap between generations.

  6. Care the elderly people against isolation and open new horizons for their free time usage.

RESULTS

The main foreseen results are:

  1. Learning Module Booklet in ICT for seniors, with contents explained in easy and visual way.

  2. Pilot local workshop for experiences exchange between generations.

  3. Network of seniors facilitators for active ageing and social inclusion.

STUDY AND INTERCHANGE VISITS

The project includes several study and interchange visits, with the participation of teachers and learners, elders and young people from the 4 countries:

1st visit: Brno, Czech Republic (30th October 2012)

2nd visit: Ankara, Turkey (10th and 11th July 2013)

3rd visit: Tudela, Spain (22nd and 23rd October 2013)

4th visita: Milan, Italy (23rd and 24th April 2014)

PARTICIPANTS

In this Grundtvig Learning Partnership 4 entities from different european regions take part:

Entity

Country

Link

Business Link (lead partner)

Czech Republic

www.businesslink.cz

Directorate of Yenimahalle Public Education Centre and Evening Art School

Turkey

www.yenimahallehem.com

Éupolis Lombardia, Institute for Research, Statistics and Training

Italy

www.eupolislombardia.it

Dedalo Foundation

Spain

www.fundaciondedalo.org

LEAD TIMES

The project has a maximum duration of 24 months, it is expected to finish by July 2014.

CONTACT

For further information about the KnowBrid project, you may access its website knowbrid.blogspot.com or send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

'This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.'

 
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