Grundtvig project TYNET50+ reaches the finish line with success Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 June 2014 19:59

TYNET logoEDEM is actively participating in the Grundtvig Project with subject 'How young technological women can do network with women 50+ (ΤΥΝΕΤ 50+)' which is at its final stage. The difficulties of women 50+ to get familiar with new communication technologies (e-mail, internet, skype, facebook, mobile phones etc) are studied through this project. These could be on one hand because they do not have the necessary technological background and on the other hand because they don’t feel easy with technology or they don’t have easy access due to prejudices and stereotypes.



Aimof the project, which takes place in 7 European countries, by the European network WiTEC (www.witec-eu.net), is to build in each country, a group of young women, with the technological knowhow, who, during the project, will be skilled with additional abilities a) to teach women 50+ who belong to special groups: they do not have access to new technologies, they are poor, they are not educated, they are ‘social excluded’ (minorities, emigrants etc.) b) to transfer they necessary knowledge in a simple way in order that women 50+ can develop the basic skills to use new technologies.


Grundtvig logoThe project was structured according four thematic Workshops, with the participation of partners’ representatives and of women –young ones with technological specialization and older ones without any technological skills.

  • small BarcelonaThe first Workshop took place in Barcelona in September 2012 and it focused in two subjects α) Μentoring, b) Learners profile. It was the kick-ff meeting of the project.
  • The second Workshop took place in Bastad in Sweden in April 2013 with subject: What can ICT do for me? The design of an on-line toolkit to be used by women 50+ and the ways to train them, how to use It, was discussed during this workshop.
  • Small AthensEDEM undertook the organization of the third workshop with subject ‘Mentoring and training competencies for young women-Sharing of experience and good practices for young women’. This workshop had great interest because the participants were divided into three groups and discussed the tools and method for approaching women a) emigrants, b) unemployed high educated and c) unemployed basic educated. Due to the fact that this workshop took place in Athens, there were also female students of the National Technical University of Athens participating in the workgroups.
  • Small BolognaThe 4th Workshop took place in Bologna, in April 2014, with subject ‘Completion of Generations’ on line guide’. It was devoted to process the online guide for the intergenerational communication and training which is the produced toolkit of the project but also some alternative tools for communication, networking and training were presented.