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.
The DiSC consortium have completed work on key project outputs, the Digital Security Competence Framework and the Digital Benchmarking Tool.
The ground-breaking digital security framework has shaped the subsequent benchmarking tool and direction of the content and functionality of the digital board game. The Benchmarking Tool is a practical online tool to measure digital security skills and attitudes against the framework.
During January and February 2021, the project consortium consulted with 27 strategically targeted key stakeholders representing senior citizens, local ICT training project managers, regional University of the Third Age members, trainers, lecturers and IT professionals and digital engineers.
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.