Digital solutions to support mentoring in social innovation for senior entrepreneurs through Adult Education


EU-Programme: Erasmus+ Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education
Coordination: Coopérative d’activité et d’emploi Work in SCOP (France)

Duration: October 2020 – September 2022


European countries are struggling to find ways to tackle the demographic consequences of the aging workforce. Senior Entrepreneurship seems to represent an unrevealed potential for economic prosperity for older age.

Adult Education (AE) can play a key role to make it real. Nevertheless, older adults aged 55-64 years are three times less likely to participate in learning than younger adults aged 25-34. Empowering them with the appropriate tools, resources and motivation, is a complex and urgent challenge that requires strong and proactive multistakeholder partnerships

The aim of SILVER UP is to co-creating digital solutions and innovative products to train senior mentors to support social innovation for senior entrepreneurs through AE. Seniors will be supported in developing valuable mentoring skills to support new senior entrepreneurs or freelancers to develop more sustainable businesses through social innovation. The seniors who receive mentoring will gain clarity regarding their own personal expertise and potential for developing sustainable businesses.

To achieve these goals, the project will carry out the following intellectual outputs:

– Competence Framework in Mentoring skills to support social innovation for senior entrepreneurs (IO1)

– Online Open Learning Platform (IO2) with high-quality digital tools to upskill senior mentors in the Competence Framework

– Methodological Framework for the implementation of Mentoring programmes to support Social Innovation for Senior Entrepreneurs (IO3)

Project Nº 2020-1-FR01-KA204-080520

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.