The mental health challenges that have erupted due to the quarantine and social distancing measures as a result of Covid-19, accentuated the need to introduce new technologies which will ensure their social participation and inclusion in the digital age. According to AGE Platform EU, seniors are more likely to develop depression symptoms which lead into higher risks of suicide compared to other groups of population. Additionally, the EC notes that in 2019, 18% of adults in Europe face social isolation while the majority refers to the seniors’ population who find obstacles in engaging in social activities due to social and health constraints. Moreover, the EU Committee of the Regions stressed the importance of recognizing the value of volunteering and its capacity to increase the performance of the European economy. Eurostat emphasized the role of seniors in society and the necessity to bridge the generational gap by the development of opportunities to exchange ideas.
Therefore, this project aims to: