“Use IT and Enjoy”. This is a high-sounding name of the project that has been just accomplished by partners’ consortium from Lithuania, Denmark and Sweden.

A project that was funded by NordPlus Adult aimed to explore the methodologies of non-formal education organizations used for motivating elderly to use ICT. Proficient organizations have been chosen for the project consortium: Aeldremobiliseringen seniors association from Denmark, Pensioners‘ association PRO from Sweden as well as Langas į ateitį from Lithuania to run the Project.

"It has been very enlightening to compare the various motivation factors in the Baltic countries. Even with different cultures and traditions, the basic human factors are the same. The project shows, that we can learn from each other and this will benefit those senior citizens, now endeavoring the new digital daily life." – says Gitte E.Olsen, Director of Telecentre Denmark.

Next to desk researches “Use IT and Enjoy” project activities were enriched by four partners' meetings in consortium countries. Each organization made the rest of project teams familiar with own activities and methods. All partners organized meetings with key people in ICT trainings area as well as policy makers in each country.

“While implementing this project we were going deep not only into the ICT courses in the ICT centers and libraries, we were also analyzing state policy differences and impact on information society development, existing information systems usability, etc. We have compared the amount of attention given to this topic in partner countries.” – tells project coordinator Karolina Jasvinaite.

Two years collaboration is summarized in best practice package “Engaging seniors to use ICT”. This publication includes elements that lead to the more effective engagement of the elderly to use ICT.
It can be downloaded here.

More info about the project can be found here.

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