Supporting Adult Learners through Digital Entrepreneurship: the DEAL website is available online

For Adult People, the modern digital era can represent an entrepreneurial opportunity and not only a threat: the DEAL project aims to trigger and unlock this potential providing strong, reliable, evidence-based and practical digital entrepreneurship and business management knowledge/tools to empower self-employability and entrepreneurship for low-skilled adults.

The DEAL Website is now online at  providing specific info on project aims, activities and results. The platform will contain all the Project’s information, deliverables and outputs.

The OER Platform, developed by IWS, (Internet Web Solutions) will be constantly updated by the partnership as a whole during the project implementation.

DEAL Website is available in five languages (English, Icelandic, Irish, Italian and Spanish) and is composed by multiple sections freely available to all navigators.

HOME: the section introduces users to the DEAL platform by highlighting the three main results of the Project:

  • Mapping
  • Toolkit
  • Operational Manual

PROJECT: the objectives of the project education and training programme are to provide Target Users with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to reach the level of empowerment enabling them to take advantage of digitalisation for the purpose of developing self-employment entrepreneurship opportunities.

PARTNERS: describes the Partners involved in the DEAL Project.

MAPPING: Intellectual output 2 will consists in mapping Dynamics and Trends of the Silver Economy and Active Ageing for the purpose of ensuring, through the production of a comparative Country Map, using a common methodology, of the existing and emerging dynamics and trends of the silver economy and active ageing, so as to ensure that the currency, relevance and practicality of the proposed education and training programme responds to the actual and not some perceived needs of the Target Users.

TOOLKIT: IO3 responds to evidence-based identified needs encompassing the necessity to bridge the gap between AE and Digital Literacy especially in the context of entrepreneurial skills and self-employment opportunities.

OPERATIONAL MANUAL: The Operational Manual outlines and explains both the content and operational requirements of the newly developed OER. It highlights the operational lessons learned from the perspective of what worked and could have been improved on the basis of the execution and deployment of the DEAL training in IO3.

GLOSSARY: will define and explain the main terms related to the digital literacy.

NEWS: to remain always updated with DEAL latest developments…

ASSOCIATES: in order to involve as many Associated Partners as possible and spread the word about DEAL to end-users, targets, general public and ultimate beneficiaries.

In the Project, IHF asbl brings its expertise and experience as a key social player in international and European projects. In particular, IHF asbl ensures the “European Dimension” of the Project as it carries out all the technical tasks from a “European Perspective”, i.e. carrying out analysis of relevant EU policies and initiatives; extrapolating EU relevant case studies, lessons learned and best practices.

DEAL is managed by seven Partners from five countries, i.e. Belgium, Iceland, Ireland, Italy and Spain, and is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

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