Project info


    SUARE: Software Utility for Age Responsive Effects

  • 2021-2-TR01-KA220-YOU-000049391

  • 01/03/2022 - 29/02/2024

Project info

  • erasmusplus

  • Action Ka220

  • Call 2021

  • CEN

Project Description:

Background “By 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over. At this time the share of the population aged 60 years and over will increase from 1 billion in 2020 to 1.4 billion. By 2050, the world’s population of people aged 60 years and older will double (2.1 billion). The number of persons aged 80 years or older is expected to triple between 2020 and 2050 to reach 426 million.” Rate of the population over 60 yeas old is increasing not only in developed countries but today also in low and middle income countries. (WHO) The Decade builds on the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan and the United Nations Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and supports the realization of the United Nations Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021–2030) seeks to reduce health inequities and improve the lives of older people, their families and communities through collective action (WHO). Why we applied this project is to be among the communities for collective action in order to develop our communities by fostering the digital skills and competences of older people and incentivise the young people to develop a software in the way of digital entrepreneurship. The rationale behind the project is to make our societies age-friendly .The project aims to promote young people’s sense of initiative and youth entrepreneurship including social entrepreneurship by making need analysis in order to identify and evaluate of the needs of older persons and their families and develop a digital application with which both older persons and their families to meet their needs and make their life easier, happier or less isolated from the societies where they live in. The project aim to improve the life of older people as the disadvantageous group, their families and the society in which they are part of. Looking on the bright side of unexpected and abrupt COVID-19 pandemic which effected human health globally, it expedited digital information and communication technologies that is one of the the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We understand better that digital technologies gains favor more in time of crisis people of all ages almost in every societies. According to Johnson (2021), “ skills are more of a challenge of course for older persons (digital immigrants) than for the younger generations (digital natives). The pandemic has given emphasis to the crucial importance of having the necessary digital skills and competences in order to get through the time and do well. One of the good example of the difficulties which older persons experienced is to succeed in getting vaccine appointments for COVID-19.(Johnson, 2021).