iHERE is a European-funded Erasmus+ program that stands for Dgital HEalth liteRacy Education and runs for 24 months, between 2020-2022.

The iHERE project supports the vulnerable social groups in developing a set of health literacy and digital literacy skills. This set of complex skills include the ability to analyse information from digital sources and apply the knowledge to personal health situations. More specifically this can be improving the ability to read and write in online ways that require multiple elements of information, science, health, media and education. 

The main aim of iHERE project is the direct access of the socially vulnerable groups into healthcare services and health promotion information through the familiarization of digital sources and tools in order to ensure health improvement, disease prevention, medication adherence in a meaningful way and through the provision of needs and gaps tailored tools and training (innovative approaches and digital toolkit).

Project Outputs

This section is dedicated to the key intellectual outputs, events and training acvitities of the program. For participation, register your interest below!

IO1: Development of the iHERE Curriculum and Resources Toolbox
IO2: Development of the Website & Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
IO 3: Development of the digital handbook for educators and institutions

Project's Mission

Build a digital health training course that considers the needs of learners from disadvantaged backgrounds but is addressed to everyone who wants to improve their digital health skills.

Develop digital health skills

Enhance their ability to search, find, understand, and evaluate health-related information from electronic sources (online) and to apply this knowledge to health situations.

Reduce health inequalities

Reduce misinformation and health inequalities between learners with disadvantaged backgrounds (i.e. immigrants, refugees, low-income adults, adults at risk of poverty/exclusion and older adults) compared to the general population.

Build training tools for professionals

Build innovative training tools and resources (such as curriculum, digital tools, framework) for adult vocational training educators (VET).

Add value in health promotion policy

Compose value and context in the policy field of health promotion and prevention/prolepsis for a shift in the way the vulnerable groups should be addressed for their effective Health Care and Literacy and bridging healthcare inequalities.

Create education opportunities

Create education opportunities for health promotion, health care & prosperity, wellbeing attitudes, EU security in healthcare systems delivery.

A culture of wellbeing

Infusion of a culture of wellbeing and individual/social prosperity, health literacy and care at EU level.

Target Groups

Primary Beneficiaries

Disadvantaged and vulnerable social groups. These groups often face particular health challenges due to their lower socioeconomic status and lack of adequate social support, they are vulnerable to a number of threats to their physical and mental health, experiencing additional barriers such as the structure of the overall health care system, limited health literacy, absence or limitation of learning opportunities.

Our target groups are (a)migrants/refugees, (b) older adults and (c) people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, living in poverty and at risk of exclusion.

Secondary Stakeholders

Policy makers (at national & European level), EU experts, EU representatives, Higher Education /scientific personnel with interests in adult training, digital learning, health and digital health care and literacy, vulnerable group issues, wellbeing & prosperity.

Social networks of professionals interested in the area of education, digital skill development and literact and health promotion.

Adult training institutions and providers, research and development centers, instructional and curriculum designers, ICT developers-experts and designers on the subject of eLearning models and practices.

Non-profitable Associations and Institutions, Public Institutions and Social Services, Local Community Groups and Authorities, Civil Society Organizations & NGOs.

Health providers, health-related centers and institutions, health professionals & practitioners.