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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 was presented at the conference ‘Let’s talk about ageing’ 

The SAA project was presented in a conference, in Porto, Portugal.

The SAA | Smart Against Ageism project is strong and running! 

The partners held the Second Transnational Project Meeting

International Conference: Learning and Implementing Social Innovation
International Conference: Learning and Implementing Social Innovation

SHINE, AFEdemy and the Nursing School of Coimbra are organising a conference on November 8th and 9th…

Conclusions from the surveys in Bulgaria

Main contexts of age discrimination in Bulgaria according to the desk research and interviews with c…

“Smart Against Ageism” at the 32-nd Alzheimer Europe Conference

ABA will present “Smart Against Ageism” at the 32-nd Alzheimer Europe Conference in Bucharest on the…

Gerontology days Conference 2022
SAA Project was presented at the Gerontological Days 2022 Conference

On 7 October, SAA was presented at the Gerontology Days 2022 – International Scientific Conference, …

International Day of Older Persons
International Day of Older Persons was celebrated on 1 October

The International Day of Older Persons was proclaimed in Resolution 45/106 adopted by the UN General…

First results of the survey in Germany

This article sums up the newest developments regarding the desk research and the interviews with cit…



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


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