The population of the EU is aging rapidly. In many sectors, securing the supply of skilled labor will therefore be a major challenge for companies. Consequently, the number of workers who will leave the labor market in the next few years will be significantly higher than the number of new workers.

There is ample evidence that seniors over 50 who continue to work remain socially active and healthy. In addition, seniors over 50 have a lot of experience, know-how and can contribute to the success of their employers.

Seniors over 50 are encouraged to expand their activity but at the same time they are caught in situations of impossible career management by employers, both for maintaining employment and for hiring. They are more exposed to long-term unemployment and those aged 60 to 64 have a low rate of participation in economic development.

Studies and surveys have shown that those aged 65 and over or “retired” are ready to work or be consulted part-time, which could clearly fill the “gap” in the supply of qualified labour.

Other research referring to the assessment of entrepreneurship roles suggests that self-employment in seniors boosts their self-esteem and motivates them to take on new tasks and perform well at those tasks.

In summary, there are many advantages to training seniors while facilitating entrepreneurship.


Everywhere in Europe, the population is aging with an enormous intellectual capacity, an enormous experience in various fields of activity but which is confronted with a harassing management of the end of career which does not promote the employability of seniors. We firmly believe that it is time to bring educational resources and tools to seniors so that they can face this digital transition and be able to undertake.


Through the SENEXIA project, we wanted to fight against age discrimination by developing educational and innovative solutions to promote “access to training” for the employment of seniors and entrepreneurship.

Specific Objectives

Through the SENEXIA project we aspire to:

Act against the illiteracy of seniors and improve the use of digital tools to make this population more autonomous

Help seniors overcome obstacles in accessing opportunities

Tackle the potential source of age discrimination


The ICC Project Team will create

Training program to improve digital skills for trainers and social workers

This program is developed to support in the digital transition
  •  Module 1: Digital Tools: introduction to the range of digital tools available to support migrant learners.
  • Module2: Digital Strategies: Introduction to gamification, challenged-based learning and samples of free tools that embed these strategies
  • Module3: Motivating and Supporting Learners
  • Module4: Introduction to the Toolkit of Interactive Infographics for learners
  • Module5: Cultural Awareness and Intercultural dialogue
  • Module6: Cultural Mediation (opportunities and challenges) and how to manage this in the classroom

Interactive Infographic Kit

The infographic resources are interactive and require some digital skills as they will be available through the online platform. The trainers will help the beneficiaries to use the online material.

Mooc platform to strengthen the digital skills of senior entrepreneurs

The ICC Learning Platform for fosters an inclusive digital learning environment for grantees that utilizes new learning and training technologies. All learning resources and training materials are available on the ICC MOOC.

Mooc platform to strengthen the digital skills of senior entrepreneurs

All learning resources and training materials will be available on the SENEXIA MOOC at
The proposed model for improving digital and entrepreneurial skills of seniors in the SENEXIA project is being developed in 6 EU member states: France, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Bulgaria, Finland.

Générations Solidaires Val d'Oise 95

GSVO 95 is an association was created in June 2010, with the aim of acting for intergenerational solidarity and for the sustainable development of the Val-d’Oise department. The main activities of GSVO 95 are intergenerational socio-cultural learning activities aimed at fostering the social integration of various target groups. Through collective training, workshops and socio-cultural activities, GSVO 95 promotes social diversity, tolerance and equality.

Spectrum Research Centre CLG

Spectrum Research Centre (SRC) was established in 2017 to support young academics to bring their research into action. SRC was founded specifically at the request of local social and academic researchers and post-graduate students, who identified a local need to develop a space where research hypotheses and findings can be validated through local actions. At the outset, SRC aimed to support academics throughout their research activities; however, as the company has grown, the aim is now also to provide academics with opportunities to give their research a European perspective.

Website: https://spectrumresearchcentre.com/


INTEGRA Filder e.V. is a non-profit association that carries out integration work by and for people with and without a history of migration in Filderstadt and in the Stuttgart region – regardless of origin, culture and religion. The focus is on educational work for children, young people and adults with special offers for women. The offer covers a broad spectrum from low-threshold to tertiary educational offers in the areas of language, culture, pedagogy, health, empowerment, social participation, ecology, climate and environmental protection as well as art. The association cooperates in a large network with partners, organizations and associations of various orientations. INTEGRA serves as coordinator and partner of European projects. Of particular importance to us is the trusting contact to the local people, both the immigrant and the long-established population, whose encounter is made possible and sustainably promoted within the framework of our offers. We attach great importance to tailoring our services to the needs of the people and to realizing projects, activities and events together. The quality of our work is very important to us. Further information at www.integra-bildung.de


KU TU EOOD is a marketing and communications agency and consultancy, focused on the development of attractive marketing, communication and advertising products for a wide variety of organisations and sectors. The company is also involved in European cooperation projects for providing non-formal education opportunities applicable to different target groups in the fields of language teaching and learning, integration of migrants, active citizenship, promotion of tolerance, anti-discrimination and inclusion of marginalized groups, facilitating access and inclusion on the labour market, etc.

Website: www.kutu-bg.eu
Contact person: Raya Stanachkova, office@kutu-bg.eu



Iniciativas de Futuro para una Europa Social” (IFESCOOP) is a non-profit cooperative which works with the regional and local Public Administration (Regional Government and City Municipalities), Social Partners (Trade Unions and Employers Associations), as well as many other institutions and organisations in different fields, mainly related to adult education and vocational training. IFESCOOP provides vocational training for different target groups, where priority is given to specific disadvantaged groups such as migrants, women, disadvantaged people, etc.
At European level, “Iniciativas de Futuro para una Europa Social“ promotes and develops international projects within the framework of the programs of the European Union.

Web site: www.ifescoop.eu
Contact person: Fernando Benavente fernandoifes@gmail.com


Events and Workshops

Pilot Event

A local working group in each partner country will test and validate the training program (PPR1), the infographics (resources (PPR2) and the MOOC Learning platform (PPR4) to assess aspects of the training program that could be improved and/or modified and how according to the objectives of the results of the project.

ICC National Seminars

During these events, the resources and educational materials of the ICC project are presented and shared with a very varied audience made up of representatives of local organizations and associative institutions, local authorities, adult education establishments, project beneficiaries, migrants and social workers.
These operational seminars will take place locally in France, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic. The objective is to present, demonstrate and test the ICC learning platform, with its potential users – social workers, as well as different stakeholders.


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