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Smart Against Ageism (SAA)


About the project

Smart Against Ageism (SAA) is a gaming tool to raise knowledge against ageism. It will contribute to developing more empathy and tolerance with older adults.
Besides an interactive learning platform, we develop a compendium and a toolkit for trainers. Policy recommendations for a more inclusive society will complete the results. SAA will be made available for informal and non-formal learning free of charge.
SAA will contribute to restoring the image of older adults as full citizens with the potential to benefit their communities and remove the barriers to their social participation.
Our consortium joins Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Lithuania, Bulgaria and The Netherlands in a creative and engaged team working together from January 2022 to June 2024!

The SAA project’s brochure is available in different languages:


The context

Smart Against Ageism (SAA) aims to improve the image of older adults. They are full citizens who contribute to society and they deserve respect.

Negative stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination on the ground of age are known as “ageism”, which has been shown to cause cardiovascular stress, lowered levels of self-efficacy and decreased productivity and even make life on average 7,5 years shorter.

Across the EU, policies and practices still replicate ageist prejudices, and deprioritise, disregard, or even exclude older adults.

Our newest Erasmus+ project Smart Against Ageism (SAA) focuses on fighting ageism!


Project results and
other resources

Four project results will be elaborated in the project:

Compendium “Responding to Ageism”
The compendium will be based on personal experiences of being a target of age discrimination as well as strategies to cope with the situation. 

Interactive learning platform
The SAA interactive learning platform with the learning game at its core and further material for learners, adult educators, policy-makers in authorities and associations, and the broad public.

Toolkit for trainers
The toolkit for trainers with all necessary material to implement the game in workshops also enables members of seniors’ lobby groups to offer training.

Recommendations for policy-makers
Recommendations for policy-makers, lobby groups and associations to tackle the problems of ageism.

These together with other resources have been compiled in the resources section.



These are our latest news:
SAA Multiplier Event in Portugal was a success!

The Portuguese Multiplier event happened on May 7th, in Porto.

Successful test workshops for the SAA project

AFEdemy organised 2 successful workshops for testing the SAA game. Participants were critical but al…

Age Discrimination: Too Young at 20, Too Old at mid-40s

Germany's Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Ferda Ataman, condemns age discrimination against women,…

SAA game tested in Kaunas, Lithuania

SIC and Kaunas U3A organized a workshop to test the SAA game.

SAA Workshop carried out in Frankfurt

The team from ISIS carried out a local workshop in an older adults meeting centre.

SAA game was tested in Portugal

SAA organised a workshop that took place on 16th February 2024 in Coimbra, Portugal.

Test workshop of the SAA game in Bulgaria

Alzheimer Bulgaria held a test workshop for the SAA beta version and reviewed two cases and made com…

The Characters of the SAA Game
SAA Game development

The SAA educational game is right now in the development process and will soon be ready for testing …



The Smart Against Ageism (SAA) project involves seven partner organisations in six European countries:


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