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Challenges: ICT education for older people

COVID-19 significantly affected the adult education sector and the organizations in Spain. The situation has led to changes in the work program and new rules and laws for learning provision came into place. While the COVID-19 forced many providers to temporarily close their doors, it was also a moment in time that revealed the importance of adult learning and education in advocating and bringing resilience to the Spanish population.

ACEFIR’s focus for the next year will be to make ICT and other digital technologies available to older people. The pandemic has showcased how little digital skills exist among the older learners in Spain. Voicing a recommendation to the Spanish government, ACEFIR would build a new Framework for Adult Education by creating a new consortium with a wider vision of what adult learning and education is, including Labour, Health Education and Culture Departments across Spain.