e-Inclusion in the EU
In August 2010 the European Commission adopted the Digital Agenda for Europe. Its goal is the optimised use of the social and economic potential of information and communication technologies (ICT). The 101 key actions include the promotion of digital skills and integration, support for the ICT-enabled benefits for society and research and innovation,
Switzerland participates in the “Ambient Assisted Living” (AAL) programme, a European research and development programme. Given the growing proportion of older people in the population, AAL supports market-oriented research projects to improve the health, autonomy and quality of life in the personal ambient environment of older people. The focus is on applications from the information and communication technologies sector.
EU e-Inclusion website with further links to the Digital Agenda for Europe and to AAL