The Erasmus+ project No Rumour Health will help elder to fight health misinformation

Empar Vengut Climent/

On December 13th, 2019, the kick-off meeting of the adult education Erasmus + Project No Rumour Health was held at the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication of the University of Valencia. The main objective of this project is to help older people differentiate whether the news they collect through social media is fake or true. Members from the four institutions participating in No Rumour Health gathered together last month to discuss the main points to progress in unison for the correct development of the project.

No Rumour Health consortium will develop a mobile application for older people to function as a trustful source of information for health-related issues. Moreover, four online modules will also be created. These modules will be free to access and will empower adult learners to take their own decisions in health-related issues through contrasted information.

The app will be designed in a co-creative way along with people over 65 years old. Several associations and entities, both social and health-related, support this project and will collaborate in the testing of both the app and the modules.

Both the app and the e-modules will be available in the three languages of the participating countries, that is, in Spanish, Polish and Greek, as well as in English.

The entities involved in the European No Rumour Health consortium are the Polibienestar Institute of the University of Valencia, as coordinator, together with the partners Salud Sin Bulos, FyG consultants, Danmar Computer and Evropei Inhilates. The project has been positively endorsed by ERASMUS + and has received 129,543 Euros in funding.