“ICT Guides” (acronym TIDES) is a project within the program Erasmus +. The project partners is University of Lodz and several cities halls of large European cities: Goteborg, Berlin, Madrid and Sheffield. In these cities, there is a high percentage of people, especially immigrants, threatened early school leaving phenomenon, what leads to social and individual problems like poverty, unemployment or social exclusion. There are seniors as well, vulnerable to loneliness and social exclusion because of their age.

The idea behind the project is the development of immigrant pupils (aged 12-16) training for the elderly (65+), then its execution and evaluation. The project is based on the idea of ​​empowerment and the process of intergenerational learning.

University of Lodz will be responsible for research on the effective use of ICT in intergenerational learning in order to reduce the early school leaving phenomenon. Qualitative and quantitative research will be conduct with  immigrant pupils and seniors, including 320 people from Gothenburg, Berlin, Madrid and Sheffield. The partners, representing the cities mentioned above, will be responsible for developing and piloting courses. For this purpose, the organizations involved in the project immigrant pupils and elder people.

Program: Program Erasmus+
Duration: 07.12.2015 – 31.08.2018
Coordinator: SDFUTB – Sektor utbildning, SDF Västra Hisingen Göteborgs stad (Sweeden)

Sheffield City Council (UK)
University of Lodz (Poland)
DGI-CM – Dirección General De Inmigración, Comunidad De Madrid (Spain)
SBJWB – Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft Berlin, (Germany)

Contact person:
Joanna Leek
Faculty of Educational Sciences

Karolina Tomczyk
International Educational Project Office

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] 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.

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