The internet portal Wissensdurstig.de (thirsty for knowledge) is part of the service point “Digitisation and Education for Older People”. The service point exists since 2017 and is a nationwide point of contact for questions on the promotion of learning and education in old age and specifically on education in the context of digitalisation.
Thirsty for knowledge:
- supports older people in finding educational offers and events in their area,
- qualifies multipliers in educational work in the design of suitable learning opportunities,
- advises those responsible in local authorities, the federal states and the federal government on setting up sustainable structures.
The work of the Service Agency is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
At wissensdurstig.de, there is information on educational opportunities for older people throughout Germany, tips and materials on digitisation and education in old age, interesting facts for education providers, good practice examples and current information on digitisation, education, projects, campaigns and more. Education providers can register on wissensdurstig.de and enter their education offers online themselves or use an automatic interface to their own event database. The providers should be organised on a non-profit basis and the offers should be inexpensive.
Initial ideas for a continuing education course for older people are offered by wissensdurstig.de via the brochures “Neugierig bleiben” (Stay curious) and the “Wegweiser durch die digitale Welt” (Guide to the digital world).
Informational youtube video on the work of wissensdurstig.de: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6q3O0C7Ios&t=3s
Access date: 13.05.2022