Building of digital entrepreneurial capacities of the elderly through the innovative training system

eDigiStars Kick-off Event

The partners of the project and many stakeholders from 8 Danube countries gathered together in an online kick-off communication event on 29.09.2020.

eDigiStars aims to develop, piloting and assuring the sustainability of an innovative system that uniquely combines tools for multiple target groups. The system consists of 3 modules – POWERYOU empowers the elderly to transition into digital self-employment; CAMPUS works to adjust existing educational courses to the needs of the elderly and LABEL provides officially recognised certificates providing the elderly with a clear proof for their new competencies. During the event, the communication manager Silvia Stumpf from BAA – Bulgaria, presented eDigiStars and eDigiStars innovative system as a tool to develop sustainable ecosystems in the Danube region which successfully turn older workers to digital self-employed entrepreneurs. Communication assistant Lia-Filipa Kirova presented all 19 partners from 8 countries – Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, who are going to work together. The event included a discussion panel on issues tackled by the project trying to summarise the possible change that will be achieved. The Danube macro-region is confronted with 3 common challenges – lack of workforce in digital fields, ageing population and Ageing population & employability difficulties, lower competitiveness of the whole Danube region.