BESS Project

Our society is an ageing one. According to the 2011 year EU census, the ratio of the 65+ citizens is 17% and this ratio will be 29.9% by the year 2050 (Ageing world 2015 study). This situation means a huge challenge to society and to the social care system too.

Elderly people easily lose their quality of life, can cope harder with everyday challenges and also can lose their personal autonomy as they rely on the help of other people to secure their everyday needs.

Also, a big issue is the lack of personal connections, interactions. Elderly people often have problems with traveling and in a longer term it can lead to the loss of friends.

These people are important members of our society. They gained valuable experiences in their work, part-time activities, they were attendants of many interesting or important historical events and it would be a great loss if these experiences and memories would disappear with their owners.

ICT as a mean of integration

Modern ICT devices and online services can help to prevent or defer the above-detailed difficulties. Today’s Internet-based services can help to stay in touch with friends and relatives, can provide health preserving services, can give platforms to share memories, hobbies, and knowledge.

With our project, we would like to help elderly people to use ICT devices to help their everyday life, to raise their quality of life and to help them to prevent their personal autonomy as long as it is possible.

To reach this goal we would like to prepare a guide for younger relatives of seniors about how to teach the basics of ICT gadgets.

This intergeneration study module will give the foundations for further learning of senior persons.

We would like to develop a special web platform after an international survey and needs analysis to host the teaching materials and

to serve as a community building and knowledge sharing platform. By the development of this platform, the ergonomic and pedagogic needs of the target group are taken account.

The third result is cca. 60 video based learning materials covering common IT related issues that occure in the life of senior person (online shopping, communication, searching). About 20 videos will cover international topics with local language versions and the rest will cover local, country specific themes with local language narration.

Finally we would like to teach seniors to make their own videos with simple gadgets (4th result).


With all the above-detailed results we would like to set the theoretic and practical foundations of the IT-based education of seniors and to prepare an education, community building platform to help their everyday life, raise their quality of life and to help to preserve their autonomy.

The participating organizations of the project from Finland, Hungary, Liechtenstein, and Slovenia have relevant knowledge and experience in the education of seniors and in the development of IT-based curriculums. We are sure that the project team has the expertise and the knowledge to make something new and useful for the seniors.

Our project

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

News & Events


The YouTube channel of the Be Smart Seniors project has reached 60.000 views today! We would like to say thank you to all of the helpers and volunteers of the project who have helped our efforts and promoted the project.

Liechtenstein event

The representatives of Anthropogogik Brändle met the teachers of the Oberschule Eschen (Liechtenstein) who received an introduction about the aims and results of the Be Smart Seniors project and the intergeneration study concept. Also, a small contest was organized for the students of the school to promote the project and to involve them in the …

Maribor event

The Andragoški zavod Maribor successfully held two multiplier events on the 9th and 15th of October in Maribor, Slovenia. Keeping in mind the epidemic restrictions the events were held for smaller groups of participants who were adult education providers and representatives of adult education centres from all over Slovenia, who are involved in the education …