SENIORENGAGE will provide a practical networking platform on which senior and young professionals may network with each other, and which is composed of the following:
- RetiredProf System: This module will allow retired seniors to carry on with their professions through shared knowledge, becoming mentors of young professionals and guiding them through the challenges of their career.
- ProfBuddies: Retired seniors of a certain professional area will be able to interact and network with each other, through the use of groups, message boards, instant messaging and a variety of Web 2.0 features.
- SeniorConsult: Older adults prior to retirement will be able to provide their advice to businesses or non-profit organisations in need of answers to simple questions. In this way, professional seniors will be able to provide support to younger ones, contributing to their sense of self-worth.
SENIORENGAGE addresses the need to help retired senior professionals retain their sense of self-worth and continue to participate in society in the post-retirement years by developing a network of online knowledge sharing and community.
The aim of the SENIORENGAGE project is to become a driving force in fighting exclusion and depression affecting the retired individual, by providing a platform in which he or she can continue to feel useful and improve feelings of self-worth, helping to reduce isolation and encouraging active engagement in the community regardless of physical health.
Expected results and impact:
The main result of the SeniorEngage project is to provide a tool with which senior and young professionals may network with each other using the latest Web 2.0 and social networking tools in one single online destination.
The technology will be available for post R&D best practice dissemination through the use of the projects’ case studies. The targeted market is retired elderly professionals in Europe. Several contacts have taken place between SME partners of the consortium and senior citizen organisations, who see a huge potential benefit in the product with regard to adapting the software to suit their own needs.
|Centre de Recerca I Innovació de Catalunya, S.A. (CRIC)||R&D SME||Spain||http://www.cric.cat/|
|Feltalálói És Kutató Központ Szolgáltató KFT (MFKK)||R&D SME||Hungary||http://www.mfkk.hu/u/|
|Center for Usability Research and Engineering (CURE)||SME||Austria||http://www.cure.at/|
|JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMK)||University||Finaland||http://www.jamk.fi/|
|Microlink PC Ltd (MICROLINK)||SME||UK||http://www.microlinkpc.com/|
|Association of Care Giving Relatives of Jyväskylä Region (CAJYR)||End-user organisation||Finland|
Coordinator: CENTRE DE RECERCA I INNOVACIÓ DE CATALUNYA, S.A. (CRIC)
Duration: 24 Months
Starting Date: 01 December 2010
Total budget: 1.272.595
Public contribution: € 723.685
Project Manager & Research Engineer
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