Project information
Effects of digitalisation in (post) COVID-19 era on quality of life, and social inclusion of older adults (DIGOLD)

Project Identification
Project Period
1/2023 - 12/2025
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Social Studies
digitalisation, ICT, technologies, older people, COVID, quality of life, inclusion
Cooperating Organization
Alma Mater Europaea ECM

The project will describe the effect of the COVID-19 related acceleration of the ICT usage on the heterogeneous group of older adults. It will evaluate the level and size of the change in their digital literacy and skills and try to identify the medium to long term effect of these (non)changes on the older people's quality of life and social inclusion. To reach this goal following activities will be performed: secondary analysis of the available datasets, new quantitative survey and qualitative in-depth interviews data. We employ a comparative and collaborative approach to find innovative ways to assess the macro-level societal influences brought by the profound social change and distinguish them from some of the previously known mezzo- and micro-factors affecting the affinity and adaptation to modern technologies in later life.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  1 – No poverty Sustainable Development Goal No.  3 – Good health and well-being Sustainable Development Goal No.  4 – Quality education Sustainable Development Goal No.  5 – Gender equality Sustainable Development Goal No.  8 – Decent work and economic growth Sustainable Development Goal No.  10 – Reduced inequalities Sustainable Development Goal No.  16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions Sustainable Development Goal No.  17 – Partnerships for the goals


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