Cybersecurity is one of the most important and ‘hot topics’ within the European Commission, but the policy level focus, naturally is on Strategic planning at Pan-European level, with a strong focus on IoT, Industry, Digital infrastructure, Education and other fast moving industries and sectors which are vulnerable to cybersecurity and data breaches. This is highlighted by the initiation of a Network of National Coordination Centres, a Cybersecurity Competence Community and a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre by the European Commission in 2017. By 2022, cybersecurity ratings will become as important as credit ratings for businesses and websites (Gartner Innovation Insight for Security Rating Services, 2018). It is within this European context that our project focuses on promoting Erasmus+ amongst seniors citizens and older generations at local and regional levels. The aim of the DiSC project is to support elderly individuals in acquiring and developing the basic skills and key competences (based on, and related to the Digital Competency Framework). The project will support and reinforce the development of these key digital competences for all elderly European citizens throughout their life. In a world where technology and, in turn, digital threats, scams and online dangers are developing more quickly each year, partners aim to ensure this underrepresented group are able to benefit from an increased level of self-awareness through the use of innovative learning tools.
As well as raising awareness amongst the target groups, one of the main regional impact envisaged for project is on the attitudes of senior citizens who believe they can not or do not have an impact on the way digital security threats affect them, or that they are too small to make a difference to national and European cybersecurity issues. Therefore, the project will look to raise awareness and re-position the views of both the elderly populations and the ICT educators which train them, by highlighting both the professional and personal benefits of the application of a proactive digital security approach to every day life.
Innovation Hive will be participating in all IOs, however will be also implementing dissemination activities within the project’s lifecycle. Moreover will be responsible for the co-development of the DiSC digital board game.
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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