During the last two years we work on a project for social and digital inclusion of older people. Our country, unfortunately, is lagging behind on these important for the quality of life areas. Just training on using technologies is too dully and not related with the daily routine of older people. So we approached it through the theme European Traditions, receipts and kitchen using smartphones.
On 28 October at the Sofia LAB hall of Association for Development of Sofia we presented the activities and the results of the project. With us we had some participants from Sofia, Trud village and Dolni Vadin Village, who shared their impressions and stories. Yanka Konstantinova told us about the tradition and the song for meeting the best man in the day of the wedding, closely linked with the receipt that are still followed up to this day in the village. We watched together some video receipts, created by older women in Bulgaria, Cyprus and France. There was lively discussion about the products and the way of cooking.
The Bulgarian participants who created and shared their own video receipts received a bunch of kitchen cutlery. At the end of the day we all agreed that digital skills are important in the contemporary world, but face to face meetings are essential part of life.
TRACEUS project is implemented in partnership with Dublin City University (DCU) from Ireland, E-Seniors: initiation des seniors aux ntic association from France, Universidad de Castilla - la Mancha from Spain, Centre for advancement of research and development in educational technology (CARDET) from Cyprus and MEDITER - Reseau Euro-Mediterraneen pour la cooperation a.i.s.b.i. from Belgium with the support of Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.