The Erasmus+ project DiSC presents an innovative approach to building the digital security capacity and awareness of European seniors, through the development of an innovative set of measures.
Leeds, United Kingdom
The Erasmus+ programme funded project DiSC (Digital Security for Senior Citizens) launched in December 2020. The initiative is represented in five European countries, and the consortium members, Centrum Wspierania Edukacji I Przsiebiorczosci (CWEP), FyG Consultores, Innovation Hive, eSeniors and Cuiablue will develop a framework of digital security competences specifically for senior citizens. Several accompanying tools will also be realised through the project, which runs from the 1st December 2020 until the 30th November 2022.
Firstly, an interactive self-assessment questionnaire will support senior citizens to measure and improve their digital security competences. Additionally, an interactive online game will help the end users to practice preparing, responding and adapting to digital security threats. Lastly, the project will develop a set of policy recommendations aimed at informing
As well as involving stakeholders as part of the project’s co-creation methodology, real-life piloting phases for end users will take place during September and October 2021, during which time the DiSC project consortium will gather feedback on the Framework of Digital Security Competences and the Benchmarking Tool. During April and May 2022 senior citizens and wider stakeholder organisations will test and the final version of the Online Digital Security Game.