Association E-Seniors (ESE), Paris, France
E-Seniors is a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Paris and founded in 2005 by Monique Epstein, the general manager of the association. E-Seniors aims at fighting e-exclusion by providing access to and training in ICT to seniors and/or disabled people. Its main objectives are:
- Bridging the digital gap between generations
- Encouraging seniors’ participation and involvement
- Opening new horizons for efficient use of free time
Since its creation, E-Seniors has provided courses in ICT usage for seniors in various public locations and the association is constantly opening new locations all over the region in order to provide a “proximity” service that takes into account the rhythm, interests and needs of its potential audience. Through its work for elderly people and with them the organization also tries to increase awareness about the importance of ICT solutions in everyday life. E-Seniors also proposes interactive gaming activities in residences for elders, retirement homes and day-care centres. E-Seniors is aware of the challenges that healthy or dependant elders face and then invests resources in the development of new applications and services to enable independent living and help maintain physical and mental health.
E-Seniors has experience in projects related to ICT-tools designed for seniors and for active and healthy ageing and funded by Erasmus+, COSME or H2020 programs. In addition, ESE is a member of the French node in the EIT Health, a European consortium operating in the framework of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) that has the mission to promote entrepreneurship and develop innovations in healthy living and active ageing.