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Elderly, the digital divide and citizenship (Hamburg)

The district of Altona (Hamburg), together with the City of Marseille and “TheMayor.EU – the European Portal for Cities and Citizens” are pleased to organize the second EUDIGIT webinar: “The Elderly, the digital divide and citizenship”.

The event explore the topics of digital divide and citizenship, how the divide impacts the elderly and how cities can design more inclusive digital policies, together with citizens and local stakeholders.


What to expect?


17 June 2021

The first day is introduced by high-ranking politicians from Hamburg and the district of Altona, as well as by members of the project consortium. An entire panel is dedicated to the exploration of the successful digital policies for seniors that each EUDIGIT partner city has implemented on its territory.

BAGSO, the German National Association of Senior Citizens, presents an overview of the situation of the elderly and the digital landscape in the country. European policy experts and decision makers bring the EU perspective to the debate and introduce us to the Green Paper on Ageing.

Finally, the afternoon session gives the floor to senior citizens from partner cities, who together discuss how they make use of digital services, the challenges they face and what expectations they have towards their local administrations.


18 June 2021

The second webinar day is dedicated to the local action and how cities from across Europe have made progress in integrating seniors in the digitalisation processes. Various aspects of the smart city concept for seniors are explored – from Artificial Intelligence to e-health.



Watch the webinar's replay

Opening Session & Panel 1, Seniors, cities and the digital: states of play and best practices

Panel 2, The elderly people and the digital: European perspectives & Panel 3, Daily-life experiences of seniors in a connected European Union

Panel 4: The making of the smart city for seniors, part 1

Panel 4: The making of the smart city for seniors, part 2 & Closing


Download the speakers presentations materials





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