Closely linked with the trend of demographic ageing, we see a significant increase in the number of online social platforms for older people in the following they will be referred to as 50plus platforms. However, their potential as a learning environment is still rarely recognised.
Thus, PEER's vision was to facilitate informal and non-formal peer learning on 50plus platforms with the support of the 'PEER learning package'. This package contains four customised Web 2.0 tools and guidelines (in the EU's 21 languages) on how to motivate older people for peer learning on 50plus platforms. The guidelines contain instructions on pedagogical, organisational and technical aspects including quality standards for setting up targeted online peer learning tools.