Project

Colabor Active project description

According to WHO, Active Ageing (AA) is “the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age” and community participation is one of its more fundamental components, along with volunteering, social connections and intimate relations. Elder Persons (EPs) who retire from work can remain active contributors to their families, peers and communities. To this use comes Sharing Economy which refers to economic and social systems that enable shared access to goods, services, data and talent as opposed to ownership. More particular, Not-for-Profit Sharing Economy (NFPSE) is a main concept of the project, as it provides opportunities of exchange of services or resources without a remuneration and thus everyone who wants to offer to the community can participate no matter their age or background.

Therefore, the project “COLABOR-ACTIVE: Development of a training program for enhancing Active Ageing through Not-For-Profit Sharing Economy” is launched with the main objective of increasing the competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge) of EPs and their Communities, about how to enhance AA through NFPSE through an innovative training program.

Target group?

Associations, private and public entities supporting elder persons; associations, private and public entities involved in social innovation; associations, private and public entities involved in sharing economy; associations, private and public entities involved in ICT sharing economy platforms; researchers; academics; policy makers, etc.

Co-created methodological guide for training elder persons and their communities on the implementation of non-for-profit sharing economy for active ageing

A Methodological Guide will be developed, with the direct participation of End Users, for determining key contents, methodologies and tools needed for creating and improving the competences of Elder Persons (EPs) and their Communities (CMs) for enhancing Active Ageing (AA) through the implementation of Non-For-Profit Sharing Economy (NFPSE).

Designed Experiential Training Activities

Experiential Training Activities will be designed for enhancing the practical and experiential training of Elder Persons and their Communities in implementation of Non-for-Profit Sharing Economy (NFPSE) for Active Ageing (AA) purposes, including the optimal and oriented exploitation of aforementioned Training Materials within real environments.The design of will be done according to the information included in I.O.1 “Co-Created Methodological Guide for Training Persons Elder Persons and their Communities on the implementation of NFPSE for AA”

SHARING-ACTIVE e-Training Platform

An e-Training Platform will be developed, including a collection of existing e-learning Tools for supporting the understanding and implementation of the Training materials and Designed Experiential Training Activities. It will also include links to existing ICT NFPSE Platforms.

Training Materials Package

Training Materials will be developed including:

  • Bases for improving Active Ageing (AA) through the implementation of Non-for-Profit Sharing Economy (NFPSE)
  • Guidelines for evaluation of personal needs and criteria for decision-making and adaptation of NFPSE approaches to each Elder Persons (EPs)
  • Knowledge about existing knowledge, concepts and tools related to AA, Community Participation, NFPSE and ICT NFPSE Platforms.
  • Collection of initiative and successful experiences about Community Participation of EPs and best practices for their implementation, including supports to be given by the members of their Communities
  • Collection of initiative and successful experiences about exploitation of ICT Platforms and best practices for their implementation, including supports to be given by the members of their Communities
  • Basic and easy-to-understand guidelines to develop digital and technological skills directly related with the exploitation of ICT EPs Platforms for supporting AA.
  • This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication 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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