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Valorisation of INnovative Technologies for AGing in Europe
Start date: Oct 1, 2011,

The presence of different kinds of barriers for the access of this target group to the ICT world, from those due to lack of technical expertise or for other purely economic or personal reasons, is a problem faced by all the European countries and, in order to be overcame, it needs large-scale and long-term innovative solutions.Various organizations from Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Greece and Turkey, will cooperate in a two-years-long project which aims to:- carry out a social survey entitled “Why don’t you like Me? – Where and when adult people face the biggest difficulties in using computer and software and how these can be overcome” - assemble and adapt a set of open source software in order to customize an operating system for over-65 users- set up local networks composed of public and private stakeholders for the economic and environmental efficiency in the process of dismantling of obsolete hardware- organize an international workshop for staff and volunteers of organizations that provide adult education and other services for elderly people- tackle the digital divide that affects elders by identifying a common European strategy to transfer basic digital skills- design and promote a dedicated WebsiteThe impact of project activities will be ensured by the transversal involvement of different target groups, such as elderly people, voluntary associations, adult education institutions, public authorities, SMEs and other private bodies.We will implement a well structured dissemination plan both at local, national and international level, including numerous exploitation activities in order to put the bases for the sustainability of the project.VINTAGE "Valorisation of INnovative Technologies for AGing in Europe" is an integrated action which aims to face the digital exclusion of this target group by placing the elder in the center of the contemporary digital world.
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