Workshops to combat digital exclusion in rural areas

A LAG organised a series of tailored workshops to combat digital exclusion among people over 50 years old.

Project summary: 

A local action group organised a series of 3-day workshops in nine municipalities for residents with limited computer skills who are over 50 years old. The workshops were conducted by a professional trainer. After passing a competency test and committing to 100% attendance at the workshops the participants received tablets and keyboards to continue practising their skills. 

These workshops were organised in response to the identified need to develop computer skills among inhabitants aged over 50 in the LAG area. The project promoter is the LAG Northern Jura Partnership Association.

Project results: 

90 people over 50 years old acquired, or improved their computer skills.

The participants learned how to carry out simple, everyday activities, such as finding information on the web, searching for job offers, making electronic payments and online purchases, or sending e-mails.

The new digital competences helped to improv the participants’ quality of life.

The project is an example of good practice that other entities can look to when organising similar initiatives for digital education, regardless of the target age group.