MedLit45+: Building advanced media literacy competences and digital skills of low-skilled adults 45+ through social media
MedLit45+ aims at developing the digital/media competences of low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed adults 45+ through innovative tools.
Grant Agreement Number: 2017-1-RO01- KA204-037220
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 11/2017-10/2019
Digital technologies are key drivers of innovation, growth and job creation. Almost 90% of jobs in the EU require at least some level of digital skills, therefore digital competence is increasingly linked to participation in the labour market. Digital competence is not only about being familiar with digital technologies but also about the way new technologies and online media are used.
However, according to DESI Index, Greece, Romania, Portugal, Spain and Italy rank below the EU average in digital competitiveness. At the same time, EU workforce has insufficient digital skills, while those above 45 years old are more vulnerable to the widespread usage of digital technologies, including social media.
Goes without saying that low-skilled/low-qualified adults 45+ need to develop and upgrade their media literacy and digital skills for the effective use of social media in a way that can generate increased opportunities for them, in social and professional level.
MedLit45+ aims at developing the digital/media competences of low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed adults 45+ through innovative tools, so that they are able to build a robust online professional identity to strengthen their access to employment, leading to social and economic inclusion.