Golden Age Platform: Inclusion of Senior Citizens to Virtualised Environments with Lifelong Learning Facilities
The GAP-IOS project aims at the social integration of the elderly and seniors in a unique way where they can engage in social life through high-quality learning opportunities via digital learning solutions through various learning methods. The project will focus on the inclusion of seniors and elderly people in society, for that reason Open Evidence will collaborate with seven partners from 4 European countries, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Turkey who work with and for seniors and are experienced in life-long learning, training and online activities.
For the elderly, it is necessary to engage actively in society, to be constructive, to deal with current and social issues. There is a substantial need for opportunities to promote senior’s active inclusion in society and lifelong learning, so they can connect with other people and their social contribution can be ensured. The project aims at the social inclusion of the seniors and elderly people in an innovative way where they can join in social life by high-quality learning opportunities on digital learning applications through informal and non-formal learning methods. The project will create educational environments and provide a best practice model that can be used in various countries to increase the living standards of the elderly and provide their social inclusion into society.
Open Evidence has broad experience on elderly and senior citizens, regarding their independent living capabilities, prolonging their functional and cognitive capacities and possible actions to contribute to the society. In the light of this, Open Evidence’s expertise will be utilised in teaching methods, and on communication and pedagogy basis of GAP-IOS.