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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 develop 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 restore the image of older adults as full citizens with 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:
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
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 of 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 enabling members of seniors lobby-groups to offer trainings.
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.
The Smart Against Ageism (SAA) project involves seven partner organisations in six European countries:
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