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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:
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 …

SAA Partners meet in Gouda, the Netherlands

AFEdemy hosted a transnational project meeting in Gouda

The 2nd annual Newsletter was launched!

Get to know all we have done in the last months and the next steps in SAA!

Older adults taking a selfie
Smart Against Ageism on International Day of Older Persons

SAA is aligned with the International Day of Older Persons.

Tackling Digital Exclusion and Ageism: FRA Report

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights released a report about the implications of digitalizat…

Co-creation workshop in Bulgaria
Co-creation workshop in Bulgaria

Alzheimer Bulgaria held a co-creation workshop in the end of February in one nursing home in Sofia, …

Alzheimer Bulgaria celebrates its 20th anniversary

Alzheimer Bulgaria celebrates its 20th anniversary by holding a conference “Where to now? Providing …

Meeting in Coimbra
The SAA project partners were together in Coimbra, Portugal 

A fruitful meeting followed by enriching sharing



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


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