Project: Ageing Workforce towards an Active Retirement

Acronym AWARE (Reference Number: aal-2009-2-136)
Duration 01/07/2010 - 01/07/2013
Project Topic The AWARE project aims at developing an effective solution at the European level for social inclusion of 63M retired elderly people (REP) and at preparing 38M older workers (OW) for transition to retirement. This will be attained by training in the use of ICTs for social participation and by providing an ICT-based tool that can enable social interaction of both groups to promote an active aging and to fight against consequences of retirement such as depression, loneliness and isolation. At present, REP is the population segment presenting the lowest use of the Internet and ICT technologies despite being one of the population groups presenting the highest potential on their use. OW demand an improvement on its quality of work (due to loss physical and mental skills), and on its work-life balance (due to the transitional stage before retirement. Thus, in order to address these issues and prevent their psycho-social consequences, AWARE project will develop a new Social Network hosted on a telematic platform to provide innovative services to the targeted groups, contributing to their social inclusion, to EU policies towards the aging society and supporting companies in the management of the needs of the ageing workforce. AWARE consortium will achieve this by the consecution of the following specific objectives: - To develop an accessible, user-oriented platform that will include social networking tools (chat, blogging, common interests groups, etc.) implementing the Mahara ePortfolio system, embedded with Moodle-based modules. -To develop an accessible, Moodle-based learning system for training REP and OW in the use of the platform. -To Build a Knowledge Management and Sharing module, Moodle-based, enabling a proactive participation of REP and OW in the use of the platform. -To provide innovative services enabling flexible workplaces and adaptations of home environments, through participatory ergonomics principles, resulting on the improvement of their quality of life
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Calvet, Vila & Arriaga Consulting, S.L. Spain
EURAG EUROPE Netherlands
Institute of Ergonomics Germany
Milecastle Consultancy Ltd United Kingdom
Media Touch Italy
Unión Democrática de Pensionistas y Jubilados de España Spain