DiSC – Digital Security for Senior Citizens

DiSC – Digital Security for Senior Citizens

Implementation period: 01.12.2020 – 30.11.2022
Assistance program: ERASMUS+
Project number: 2020-1-PL01-KA204-082121

Project description:

Cybersecurity is one of the most important and ‘hot topics’ within the European Commission, but the policy level focus, naturally is on Strategic planning at Pan-European level, with a strong focus on IoT, Industry, Digital infrastructure, Education and other fast moving industries and sectors which are vulnerable to cybersecurity and data breaches. This is highlighted by the initiation of a Network of National Coordination Centres, a Cybersecurity Competence Community and a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre by the European Commission in 2017. By 2022, cybersecurity ratings will become as important as credit ratings for businesses and websites (Gartner Innovation Insight for Security Rating Services, 2018).

Target groups:

  • low-skilled senior citizens aged 55+.

Project website: https://disc.erasmus.site/

Project outputs:

O1: Framework of Digital Security Competences – will define the key components of competences needed by senior citizens to effectively integrate digital security protocols into their localised contexts, as well as to provide and validate an EU reference framework for developing and evaluating digital security competences;

O2: Digital Security Benchmarking Tool – tool for use by senior citizens seeking to assess their level of digital security competency;

O3: DiSC Digital Board Game – online game will be a digital version of a typical turn-based board game;

O4: Digital Security for Senior Citizens Piloting and Impact Assessment Report and Policy Recommendations – This output will produce an evidence-based impact assessment report which will present the feedback gathered from each of the piloting phases and stakeholder engagement activities, an analysis of the findings and give policy recommendations based on the assessed impact at local, regional, national and European level.


  • CWEP – Rzeszow, Poland (coordinator)
  • FYG Consultores – Valencia, Spain
  • E-Seniors – Paris, France
  • Cuiablue– Reading, United Kingdom
  • InnoHive – Larissa, Greece