The e-Protect project at the “Semaine Bleue” in Paris for the digital inclusion of seniors
The multiplier organized by E-Seniors Association took place the 4th of October 2022 in the heart of Paris, only a few streets away from the Eiffel towel.
The event was set during the Blue Week, created in 1951 in France with the aim of informing and raising awareness about the contribution of retired people to economic, social and cultural life, the concerns and difficulties encountered by the elderly, and the achievements and projects of civil society organizations.
To start the event, Sylvie Ceyrac, Deputy Mayor in charge of Solidarity and Intergenerational Relations of the 15th arrondissement of Paris, made a speech highlighting the difficulties of seniors in Paris and the challenge they face with the digital divide. Then, Monique Epstein, Director of the E-Seniors association, introduced the purpose of the association and the work done for the past 15 years to reduce the digital divide.
The presentation of the project was made by E-Seniors’ project managers Agathe Larmor and Romane Seas, during 1 hour, and included an overview of the results of the project, a presentation of the elearning platform and a Q&A with the public.
Then the event finished with some live music and a catering buffet to give participants a time to directly ask one-to-one questions to the project managers, to register for ICT classes and to test the e-Protect elearning platform in a dedicated space.
Overall, 41 participants attended the event. E-Seniors gathered positive feedback and seniors were impressed with the work done to bring the results from the e-Protect project to them. They also expressed interest in the content and asked questions on how to further their skills and knowledge on the topics presented.