The kick-off meeting of project TRIO – Adult education on digital, health and data literacy for citizen empowerment took place on May 25 and 26th, in Porto.
TRIO is an Erasmus+ project (March 2022 – May 2025) that aims to empower citizens of different ages through informal education, in the areas of health, digital and data literacy.
According to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2020, there are a high number of citizens living in Europe with few digital skills, and the same report points that 26% of Portuguese population had no digital skills at all.
The TRIO project aims to develop a concerted upskilling pathway to improve health, digital and data literacy for citizens in 3 different age-ranges (18-35; 36-50; 51+), promoting adult education through the development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity building.
Over the next two years, TRIO will develop a modular approach with a manual, a curriculum and a complete toolkit for adult educators, designing it in co-production with relevant target groups and stakeholders. The proposed educational approach will be supported by a digital learning platform that ensures adaptation to the changing needs of the users, technology and context. TRIO will also develop a Green Paper to be delivered to policy makers and relevant European Initiatives.
INESC TEC (Portugal) is the project coordinator, and the consortium includes 5 other partners from 5 countries: SHINE 2Europe (Portugal), AFEdemy (the Netherlands), ISIS Sozialforschung (Germany), CETEM (Spain) and BOKtech (Romania), with a total budget of 323.930,00€. TRIO also includes several additional organisations as associated partners of the initiative, ensuring it will reach different citizens and groups in the involved countries and beyond.
The project was kicked off in a two-day meeting in Porto, Portugal, with the presence of the Portuguese Erasmus+ Education and Training Agency, to discuss the planned work and launch the next activities.
Further news to come soon for the co-creation of the platform and contents!