Welcome to our project website!
In order to age well it is crucial that people are able to live autonomously and self-determined for as long as possible. For this it needs a world without barriers and neighborhoods, which support autonomy and social participation. Meanwhile social participation increasingly also encompasses digital participation, as digitalisation transforms almost everyone area of our society.With our Erasmus+ project Bridge the Gap! (realized from October 2020 until September 2022) we want to find creative and sustainable ways to enable older people to live autonomously and to shape living environments in such ways to support the independence as well as the social and digital participation of older citizens. Bridge the Gap! wants to support and train older people to explore, analyse and (re-)shape their neighbourhoods with the help of digital tools.
It was a pleasure to share and discuss our learnings and reflections with all of you! We are happy to now share the documentation of the final event. Please find a link to the recordings of our presentations about the project and insights into the activities in all five Bridge the Gap! countries (Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Lithuania).
Register now for our Final Event! At our online closing event, we will address the topics age-friendly urban design and the digital participation of older people together and take a brief look at the project.
In November 2021, AFEdemy granted the certificates of the final training Bridge the Gap! training group in Gouda. This concluded the successful series of test trainings of three months.
How age-friendly is my neighbourhood? A group of older adults and city officials joined a neighbourhood walk through the 13th district in Vienna.
Get involved in the public consultation by the European Commission! The Commission is launching a public consultation on the formulation of a set of principles to promote and uphold EU values in the digital space. The consultation is open until 2 September 2021 and seeks to open a wide societal debate and gather views from citizens, non-governmental and civil society organisations, businesses, administrations and all interested parties. Find more information here.
On the morning of April 8th, the Dutch partner organisation AFEdemy organised an online interactive session on the proposed set-up of the training of the Bridge the Gap! Project. Ten interviewed older adults and experts, such as older adults’ advocacy organisation KBO-PCOB, SeniorTab, SeniorWeb and The Hague Library were present.