About the project
Missing out on these skills currently leads to being a disadvantage group on the financial markets that cannot draw from the full source of offerings in terms of money management, budgeting and investments.
Objective of DEFINE is to increase the skills on IT and technological developments in finances connected to money management, budgeting and investments. In order to achieve this goal learning scenario games in these areas will be developed for all of the participating countries to give seniors to learn to navigate. In addition to these scenario offline training materials, trainer guides and a handbook with additional material for offline trainings will be developed. Both, the learning scenario games and the offline materials will be used to complement each other.
Demographic ageing within the EU is likely to be of major significance in the coming decades. Low birth rates and higher life expectancy are transforming the shape of the EU-28’s age pyramid. In the coming decades the share of older persons in the total population will increase significantly. Unlike younger generations, seniors have not grown up with technology, therefore they are increasingly getting marginalized due to digital illiteracy.
Seniors rarely have people instructing and guiding them on how to use today’s technologies, and it’s often too complex for them to understand on their own. The DEFINE project aims to give these people the opportunity to get the needed skills via adult training providers/centers.
What are the main outputs
1) The DEFINE training, which will be developed by the project consortium with the input from different perspective. In total training materials for a minimum of 30 hours will be developed. The training materials will include online and offline parts whereas the offline parts will be face-to-face trainings with trainers and the online parts of the trainings will be covered by so called learning scenario games which will be accompanied by trainers during the face-to-face sessions. This means that both online and offline trainings will be well connected with each other. It is essential that the consortium works together in the development and implementation phase and each partner adds the knowledge according to their expertise.
2) The DEFINE Transferability and Evaluation Handbook, which ensures that the DEFINE training materials created will be thoughtfully implemented to other countries or to other parts of the participating countries. For the consortium it is of utmost importance to create a sustainable impact on seniors to increase their participation at the online financial markets to decrease their disadvantages in terms of skills, possibilities and costs that is attractive, appealing, motivating, of highest quality thus sustainable and transferable.