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Project Boomer: Digital Literacy Workshops for the Elderly in Five Croatian Counties

BOOMER photoIn collaboration with the Croatian Pensioners' Association, from May 17 to 22, members of the CREDO Research Center at the University of Dubrovnik held workshops on "Digital Literacy for the Elderly" in five Croatian counties. This initiative brought the BOOMER project consortium one step closer to its goal of providing digital literacy education for the elderly in all Croatian counties.

During the workshops held in Dubrovnik, Kaštel Kambelovac, Vodice, Senj, and Zadar, participants had the opportunity to expand their knowledge on key topics such as internet safety, recognizing misinformation, cyber security, responsible communication and content sharing on social media, and managing personal finances in a digital environment. Each workshop was carefully designed to address the specific needs of the elderly, providing not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills for everyday application.

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PATHFINDER - New project to promote AI skills in higher education

Pressemitteilung Pathfinder StartCentre for Research of Digital Transformation CREDO launched the Erasmus+ project 'Pathfinder' in cooperation with the LAB University of Applied Sciences in Finland, the University of Liechtenstein and the formatio private school in Liechtenstein aimed on the understanding and application of artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education.

By using strategic guidelines, AI-based tools and tailored learning programs, teachers and students will be equipped with the necessary resources and knowledge to responsibly and effectively integrate AI into the teaching and learning process. Project includes the development of a teacher support framework, an AI-powered lesson planning toolkit, and a competency-based learning program for students. These tools aim to improve employability, promote innovation and strengthen the resilience of the European education community.

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Round table "Digital skills in the third age"

BOOMER title photoOn Monday, June 12, 2023, BOOMER project consortium organised round table “Digital skills in the third age” and presentation of project results at the Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb. BOOMER aims to improve the digital skills of third age population, to bridge the intergenerational digital gap and enable the active participation of older people in everyday activities. Over 100 retirees, members of the group that BOOMER is intended for, visited the event.

The results of the project were presented by prof. Nebojša Stojčić, project coordinator and director of the UNIDU CREDO research center. As he pointed out, according to the share of people of the third age with digital skills, Croatia is below the European Union average, and this population group is more exposed to the risk of disinformation, financial fraud, identity theft and similar risks in the digital environment.

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