SPIDW – Strategic Partnership For Older People’s Inclusion Into The Digital World


The preliminary needs analysis conducted in each partner organization has shown that older people lacked updated digital skills which may cause a lot of problems for them and decrease their quality of life. Retirees may live alone, though they have the need to socialize, remain in constructive touch with other people, have a lot to give. Therefore, there is an urgent need for them to have access to education based on digital tools. Using digital tools is essential for both themselves  and society. If  they were excluded from the technologically rapidly  changing world, if they did not go hand in hand with the developing technology, this may erect divides between them and within  generations, social groups, indeed entire society and might degrade the social cohesion and interconnectivity.

Aims / objectives

to provide conditions and opportunities for older people to obtain digital skills getting familiar with and participating in carefully selected good practices, including filmmaking;

to train the trainers about  how to apply in older adult education good practices based on most advanced  digital  tools;

to enable educational providers to develop and strengthen their capacity to work internationally, sharing ideas, methods and good practices and

to implement successful activities with older people at local, regional and national level.

The target groups

Trainers, teachers, social workers, experts, who work with older people. They will be trained how to apply the selected effective good practices.

Duration: 1.10.2018 – 30.9.2020

Activities / Methods / Results

Project partners will participate in 3 trainings in Germany, Slovenia and Portugal aiming  at improving their general ICT skills, acquiring new teaching and learning methods and  techniques for older adult education, for bettering older people’s  access to education, new apps, to gaining new skills for jobs (if they want to continue working, even in retirement), integration in society, sending their  digital messages using tools as cinema making – production of shorts featured films; film documentaries – conducting biographic interviews, setting a Web TV with videos, etc.

The results will be at least 2 films per partner ( 14); a web site for uploading films and documentary videos;

E-brochure with selected good practices examples for free access for any expert working with older people;

A Moodle based platform that will be used for the repository and communication purposes to support the project tasks. For each task a separate Learning Room will be established to support collecting documents and products. For communication each Learning Room will offer a dedicated Forum.

Older people will extend their social network to  peers from abroad.

City Games Augsburg >>

SPIDW International Training. Ljubljana, 25.-27. September 2019. Programme >>

Newsletter No. 1 >>

Multimedia / Written publications

Adult educators’ ICT skills first, adult learners’ skills second – Strategic Partnership For Older People’s Inclusion Into The Digital World (published on EPALE) >>

Urban myths and commercials. What makes them readable we discovered in the SPIDW project training in Ljubljana >>

Newsletter No. 1 >>

Contact information

Dr. Dušana Findeisen

00386 41 355 313; 00386 1 433 20 90

Contract number: 2018-1-DE02-KA204-005076