SUM Project Takes Off with Co-creation Workshops in Bologna

We recently had an exciting and productive workshop to kick off the SUM project. The focus was on building a common language and getting to know each other, as well as identifying topics of interest and discussing tools and processes to work together. Our partners shared their experiences and insights, with Housatonic providing valuable tips on organizing effective workshops, Verificat sharing their expertise in elder training, and Lapland offering insights from their benchmarking research on media literacy programs for seniors around the world.

Presenting the experiences of each partner

Live scribing of the main discussions

By the end of the workshop, we achieved some key outcomes: we established roles and responsibilities, developed an action plan, created an elevator pitch, defined the toolkit’s index and the website’s structure and content. But the most important outcome was the strong sense of collaboration and shared purpose that emerged between the partners. 

Housatonic’s visually summary of SUM’s scope, goals and challenges. 

We are committed to creating a fun and safe learning environment through cocreation. While our primary focus is on seniors, their needs and concerns, we are inviting people of all ages to join us in this effort to build a more trustworthy and resilient society.

As we move forward, we are excited to continue working closely with our partners and stakeholders to develop and refine our approach. We are also eager to engage with other organizations who share our vision and want to be part of the solution to the challenge of information and mistrust. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of seniors and in society as a whole.