Project Overview

Remote working skills among the older population are not as prevalent as they are within the younger digital immigrant and digital native workforce. These older workers need an opportunity to build key skills for remote working if they are to stay active in the workforce.

Governments can ill afford to sustain the economic cost of a high number of able-bodied people unable to retain their employment because of an underlying health. The European Green deal and the Sustainable Development Goals propose a fairer, more equitable society where no one is left behind.

RETAIN-ME project responds to those ideals and develops remote working solutions in the form of bespoke training resources to ensure that vulnerable workers can be retained in employment.


Through the results produced by the RETAIN-ME project team, the aim is to support older and vulnerable workers to embrace the digital transition in European workforces, so that they can continue to make active and meaningful contributions to European economic, civic and social life – all facilitated through embracing digital technologies and platforms.


Participatory methods are encouraged to enable all participants to play an active and influential part in the project’s processes and results.

Project Results

PR1 – RETAIN-ME Employer’s Toolkit 

This Toolkit consists of job readiness, job retention and job seeking resources as well as the step-by-step guides for vulnerable workers. The content is suitably comprehensive and includes indepth and practical information on the topic of remote working for employers. This Toolkit acts as a “Go-to Guide” for managers wishing to adapt their business to fit within the scope of the remote working revolution.

PR2 – RETAIN-ME Vulnerable Employee Toolkit

The Toolkit comprises 18 Remote Career Planning Resources, which are available online through the MOOC in all partner languages. Aiming at developing the remote working literacies of vulnerable employees so that they can manage successful remote careers, this Toolkit provides a complete suite of resources which addresses the issue from a holistic perspective.

PR3 – RETAIN-ME MOOC & Community of Practice 

The MOOC provides access to the RETAIN-ME Employer’s Toolkit and the RETAIN-ME Vulnerable Employee Toolkit.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s)
only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and
Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible
for them. Project number 2021-1-SE01-KA220-VET-000032922

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