2019 - ongoing
University for Third Age
People Behind began this initative in Athens in late 2019,
offering to people 65+ a variety of workshops and activities .
After Covid-19 we created the e-learning platform,
the e-Universtity for Third Age, where
our beneficiries follow weekly workshops, do their homework,
express ideas and thoughts and build relationships.
To access the e-learning platform (version only in Greek)
Currently the courses are:
European History, Greek Philosophy, Computers, English language,
Ancient Tragedy, Literature, Drama, Art history.
The program has been supported from TIMA Charitable Foundation, the Ministry of Culture,
Latsis Foundation and Eurolife FFE.
All our programs and activities are based on the actual needs of our beneficiaries. We design each program after relevant research both in the field and in good practices from other national, European and international organizations. The ultimate goal of all People Behind's projects is to improve the quality of life of older people.
2021 - 2023
The project aims to defend the right of equal access and participation of people 65+ in the digital world and is implemented over a period of 22 months in 5 cities in Greece (Patras, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Chania, Athens ).
At a time when government services, banks, markets, and even medical services are being digitized, the right to equal inclusion in the digital world affects everyone regardless of age.
Digital illiteracy, non-age-friendly platforms and the stereotypes for older people prevent them from using digital tools that will improve both their everyday lives and quality of life in general.
The project is implemented with InterMediaKT NGO as project leader and People Behind as partner.
It is supported from Active Citizens Fund program.
2018 - 2020
Expression lab 65+
Through the techniques of theater, music and theatrical movement,we practice creativity, imagination and expression.These excerises help to improve memory as well as mental and physical health of the beneficiaries. This program is a collaboration of People Behind and ActionAid Hellas Community Center.
Program: Epikentro ActionAid Hellas.
Facebook 65+ is a series of 10 courses designed especially for older people. They learn how to sign up on Facebook, to add friends, chat, comment and share material and content they like.
Through this action, older people get fiamiliar with new technologies and become part of the digital culture of the modern age.
The courses have been offered by People Behind in the context of the Digital Citizen festival as well as at the Theotokopoulou House of the Municipality of Athens.
2017 - 2018
The happiness campaign
Through this project we discuess what happiness means for older people and at the same time we design a Social Media campaign
named "Make me happy".
Older participants get in touch with the digital world, Facebook and Instagram, learn to use hashtags, emoticons, upload photos,
selfies and videos!
Program: START Create Cultural Change