St@ndbyMe (An educational tool for ethical, transparent, and safe activities in adult education, targeting the digital inclusion of older persons in Europe) aims to support practitioners in the field of adult education (i.e., teaching older persons the use of ICTs) and long-term care in building their capacity on how they can help older persons to meet their potential in digital participation, while protecting their rights to health, autonomy, independence, and privacy.
The project will introduce a rigorous human rights framework within training activities for practitioners in adult education and care, working in formal or informal settings. The proposed actions include a variety of training activities for practitioners, educational material that can support their work, an enhanced community of practise, field-testing resources to older persons, as well as the promotion and dissemination of the project results at the European level.
The idea has been designed and developed by a group of organisations based in several European countries and include the University of Linkoping (Sweden, acting as coordinator), Frankfurter Verband (Germany), 50plus Hellas (Greece), The Association of Social Service Providers (Czech Republic), CollectiveUP (Belgium) and Tree Agency (Estonia).
The project has been accepted for funding by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ funding programme and it will run until December 2025.