On 7th September a train-the-trainer event took place at the University of Alicante organised by the Institutional Project Management Office (OGPI), in the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Digitalized Financial Education for Seniors - Interactive Scenario Gaming Solutions for Increasing Online Financial Literacy of Seniors - DEFINE".

During the meeting, the DEFINE project, partnership, aims, target groups and expected results were presented by Prof. Joaquín Marhuenda, DEFINE Project Researcher. Following the presentation of the project, Ms Noelia Lopez, OGPI Senior Project Manager, presented the DEFINE training course “Digital financial literacy for seniors” developed in the framework of the project. The course, funded by Erasmus+ programme, aims at increasing seniors’ skills on IT and online financial management services. This face-to-face course is a pilot course, divided in five modules, that will be delivered from 28th September at the University of Alicante (Sede Ramón y Cajal).

The event was attended by the five professors of the University of Alicante that will deliver the training, two representatives of the Santander Bank that will collaborate in the implementation of the course to ensure that is practical orientated and a representative of the Permanent University of the University of Alicante, collaborating in the dissemination and implementation of the course.

The DEFINE project aims to help seniors (female and male above the age of 60 years) to increase the online financial literacy skills and competences on a horizontal level. This is connected with the main aim of the project which is to upgrade seniors´ skills in handling online financial management services, to increase their active participation at financial markets again, to decrease their costs of participation due to upgraded online IT skills, to enhance their investment possibilities and understanding which leads to a minimization of disadvantages and fraud of this target group.