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Adult Inclusive Design Project (AID)

The main objective of the project is to promote the social participation of elderly people from different nations (Cyprus, Italy, Poland and Spain) through some voluntary activities, i.e. actions aimed at encouraging their active engagement in society and the development of openness attitudes towards the most vulnerable groups of the population, in particular those coming from contexts other than their own.

Specifically, the project intends to increase the social awareness of the people involved by training them in the use of new technologies, a way to facilitate sharing, connecting different contexts and experiences and promoting integration into the local, national and global community. The hypothesis is that the exchange of innovative experiences through new technologies allows to build and consolidate the social inclusion of different target groups, encouraging knowledge and openness to other cultures and, at the same time, strengthening the sense of "European community".

The project, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, is coordinated by The UCLM -University of Castilla-La Mancha, (lead partner) and involves three partners:

  • LUMSA University
  • Fondazione polacca “AKTYWNI XXI”
  • SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education Ltd (Cipro)

The project started in September 2020 and will end in September 2022.

The LUMSA University research group is composed of:

  • Prof. Gabriella Agrusti (contact person for Italy)
  • Prof. Valeria Damiani
  • Dr. Elisa Muscillo
  • Dr. Federica Caccioppola
  • Prof. Vincenzo Schirripa
  • Dr. Alessandra Boscolo