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Our actions: ICT Learning, Internet and Community Service  Train youth people (16-25) to become ICT teachers of the digital excluded elderly, while developing autonomy and active citizenship.
 Train the elderly (people over 55) to become mentors for the youth (their previous teachers) to better face work and life challenges with an ethic dimension and valuing youngest "digital capital".
 Train Facilitators of intergenerational learning of each country of the consortium to be the key actors and mediators of those two groups. Our innovation: Youth, Elderly and Intergenerational Exchange
The eScouts project aims to prove that innovative ways of communication and activism through ICT are strongly re-shaping social interaction, learning approach as well as general perspective of life’s expectations and values. Elderly facing the digital gap and assessing the youth can still feel useful and updated within the society, and youth can learn perspectives in values and can be inspired
to discover their job preferences since they become teachers and get to know ICT from another point of view. In addition, the interaction itself hopes to be a great benefit for both target group and from a community vision, an important social improvement.
Our expected results: Employability, Personal Development and e-Inclusion
Our expected results could be:
Increase sense of social responsibility, increase in self-worth and confidence, provision of practical skills, school attendance and employability improvement, opportunities
to keep learning, re-integration into
community life, rebuilds social networks,
developing community capacity
and a more inclusive society, building of
social cohesion, enhancing and building culture.
Our network
Most of the partners in the consortium
have a large network of centres
(cultural centres in Italy and UK,
telecentres in Spain, Bulgaria and
Poland, training centres in Germany). The consortium
consists of eight partners who have different but complementary
expertise, work experiences and in different areas of influence nationally
Why join us
 Because: All participants will be involved in the pilot experience thanks
to their own interest and motivation to explore new paths;
 Because: Youth will be prepared under the “Community Service – Learning”
approach, having practical assessment and advising, while performing
their task in reality. Elderly, once learned how to manage ICT, will
take benefit from it addressing their expertise and vision of reality to
their young teachers, complementing this process in face to face meeting
to empower the emotional links between them.
 Because: Intergenerational practice can encourage the sharing of resources
like knowledge, time, skills and services. Helping promote work
between different community groups, breaking down barriers and
stereotypes about the young and old, enhancing and building culture,
and providing volunteers and workers to create community facilities and
activities.
Who are e-Facilitators in Europe ?
The e-Facilitators have a crucial task, not only as teachers of ICT, but also as socio-cultural
mediators. The project partnership "eScouts" will conduct a comparison study of these
profiles and about the available educational opportunities in their respective countries.
The goal will be to create a common professional profile in Europe.
 
  Projects
MW- Sonet SUMMARY
European VET Solution for eInclusion facilitators
eScouts - Intergenrational Learning Circle for Community Service
 
 
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