Project Partners


Project title



Building of digital entrepreneurial capacities of the elderly through the innovative training system

Programme priority

Increase competences for business and social innovation

Project Objective

The main project objective is to address the lack of employees with digital skills by introducing of an innovative transregional system, which builds the capacities of elderly digital self-employed.

Strategical objectives
  1. Strengthening the employability of elderlies
  2. Enforcing the adaptation of eDigiStars Innovative System in adult/senior requalification
  3. Tackling the gap of human resources for digital employment
eDigiStars kick-off event

The partners of the project “Building of digital entrepreneurial capacities of the elderly through the innovative training system – eDigiStars” and many stakeholders from 8 Danube countries gathered together in an online kick-off communication event on 29.09.2020. It was intended to publicly announce the start of the eDigiStars project, to create feeds for media for all partners transnationally and to engage potential transnational cooperative institutions. 

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eDigiStars aims at developing, piloting and assuring sustainability of an innovative system that uniquely combines tools for multiple target groups. The system consists of 3 modules – POWERYOU empowers the elderly to transition into digital self-employment; CAMPUS works to adjust existing educational courses to the needs of the elderly and LABEL provides officially recognised certificates providing the elderly with clear proof for their new competencies. During the event the communication manager Silvia Stumpf from BAA – Bulgaria, presented eDigiStars and eDigiStars innovative system as a tool to develop sustainable ecosystems in the Danube region which successfully turn older workers to digital self-employed entrepreneurs. Communication assistant Lia-Filipa Kirova presented all 19 partners from 8 countries – Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, who are going to work together. The event included a discussion panel on issues tackled by the project trying to summarise the possible change that will be achieved. The Danube macro-region is confronted with 3 common challenges – lack of workforce in digital fields, aging population and Ageing population & employability difficulties, lower competitiveness of the whole Danube region.
Ecosistemul inovator eDigiStars este bazat pe trei instrumente:
  • Instrumentul POWERYOU – cum reușim să abordăm și să lucrăm cu vârstnicii pentru ca aceștia să își schimbe mentalitatea și pentru a-i convinge că pot învăța și pot progresa într-o carieră în lumea digitală
  • Instrumentul CAMPUS – cum să adaptăm cursurile la nevoile seniorilor
  • Instrumentul LABEL – cum să câștigăm încrederea angajatorilor și să le demonstrăm competențele seniorilor.