The ICT 4 the Elderly project supports the digital competencies development of individuals between the age of 55 and 75 and aims to make them aware of some of the many opportunities that the Internet offers.

To show you the results of ICT 4 The Elderly we invite you to join The Belgian Project Webinar, which will take place on the 17th of November 2021. In this blogpost we want to present to you the speakers that will take part in it.

Grażyna Busse holds a Master’s in Pedagogy in the Field of Adult Education and Social Gerontology. She is the initiator and co-founder of the expert association Educational Centre of Intergenerational Integration HIPOKAMP. She is also the initiator and co-organiser of meetings, training courses, and seminars on the demographic challenges in the context of ageing. Grazyna coordinates national & international projects on “active ageing in good health” and popularising gerontological and geragogical knowledge. She is involved in the creation of the curricula innovative course of studies at the Medical University in Lodz: MANAGED SENIOR CARE. The idea of the course is to implement practical, professional knowledge and experience, which will be shared together with a multi cross-disciplinary theoretical program.


Irina Kalderon Libal is a Policy Officer in DG CNECT, Unit: “eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing”, working on Active and Healthy Ageing and innovation, Silver Economy, Health Tech ecosystems, and Digital Skills. Before 2017, Irina has worked in DG REGIO, as well as at the United Nations’ Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR, Sustainable Development Section) and at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in UNESCO.


Eric Gijssen has been an e-facilitator for over 20 years. He was involved in the development and facilitation of ICT-projects (bridging the digital divide and promoting media literacy) and coaching on the job of facilitators in training. Since 2019 he works at FedOS vzw, a network of socio-cultural associations from Flanders and Brussels. He develops a project on the cultural participation of elderly people 80+: both live and online.


Fiona Tesi graduated from the University of Malta with a master’s in Business Administration in 2007 after having completed a degree in Management, Banking, and Finance in 2004. She has worked for the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications for 4 years and then transferred to the Malta Communications Authority as a project coordinator for 13 years. During this period she has been entrusted with major projects such as the government third software initiative, the student placement programmes 2007 and 2008, ICT training for the elderly, setting up the Community Technology Learning Centres (CTLCs), ICT 4 the Elderly, Women4IT, BeSmartOnline! and ICTforALL amongst others. She is now working with as a Senior Manager, reporting directly to the CEO, leading the Projects Pillar, and is also a member of various expert groups.

Leonor Afonso is graduated in psychology, life coaching and has extensive experience in non-formal education and community work. She collaborates with the foundation in international projects in the fields of digital youth work and digital literacy. She enjoys working with storytelling, theater of the oppressed, and personal development.



If you want to know more about it, join the webinar!