The fast development in today technology has not only positive aspects. Young people and adults spend a lot of time in front of screens and computers - often more time than what is suited for a healthy lifestyle. As a consequence, many times we experience unbalance in personal life as well as in social interactions.

There are more and more people studying the "screen addiction" - particularly the internet addiction - from different points of view: psychological, sociological, anthropological, historical, etc. In all the countries - both at governmental and at ground-root level - professionals develop strategies to help the youth (the digital natives) to become aware of the problems implied with screens over usage.

Much less is done for adults - the digital immigrants - in order to help them to find a good relationship with electronic media. More particularly, a specific formation for parents and animators is lacking in most countries.

Our Learning Partnership project « SLOW TECH » for adult education addresses these problems through 5 international workshops, with main focus as follows:
a) improving our competences in working with different types of media;
b) this will be achieved through the analysis and understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each type of media;
c) a wide range of playful activities and exercises will then be proposed. These will help to find a better balance in our personal lives as well as in building relationships with other people.

NGOs from four European countries (Poland, Hungary, Germany, France) are part of the project. The partners are all involved in promoting active European citizenship and in the formation of adults, with a particular focus on parents.

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SlowTech - Krakow

An international conference will be held on May 16th, 2015 in Krakow, Poland to conclude the SlowTech project.

More information can be found on the official Slow Tech website ( as well as under following adress
(in Polish language only):

SlowTech Games

On the SlowTech website you can find a list of games, both indoor and outdoor, that was suggested by prof. Alois Hechenberger. One of their main purposes is to reinforce interpersonal skills and values, e.g. communication, teamwork and trust. For each game there is a written description and in most cases also a video showing the actual game.

The list can be found under link below:

SlowTech Links

One of the results of the ongoing SlowTech project is the list of websites with a content that is related to this project.

These links, divided into three groups ("Playful activities", "Cinema debates" and "Internet"), could be found under following adress:

SlowTech - Mannheim

At the beginning of November 2013, the meeting of leaders of the recently started SlowTech project was held in Mannheim. Many of the decisions taken at that time now affects the ongoing project.


SlowTech - Lublin

The first meeting of the SlowTech project was held on 20-23 March 2014 in Lublin. Two issues were raised: the history and evolution of the media and problems resulting from the use of the media. The meeting was enriched by sightseeing, which allowed participants to get to know the local culture.


SlowTech - Solingen

During the second meeting, which was held in Solingen, Germany, on 26-29 June 2014, participants learned about team games, and thus perfected the principle of effective communication and harmonious cooperation. During the course named "Team Tango" they could geto know how to lead and follow others. Cultural experiences have been gained through a visit to Cologne.


SlowTech - Strasbourg

The third meeting took place in Strasbourg on 11-14 September 2014. It was dedicated to the films and their use in training and education. The workshops were accompanied by the sightseeing: watching the beautiful houses and a visit to the European Parliament.


SlowTech - Budapest

The fourth meeting of the project took place in Budapest on 5-8 February 2015. It was dedicated to the issue of social networks, chats, streaming, etc., with particular emphasis on the role of adults and parents. Participants prepared presentations on social media, cyberbullying and safe use of the Internet. Projection of the Hungarian film "Kontroll" followed by a debate has also been organized. The participants visited the city, and before leaving they planned the next meeting in Krakow.