Find the most recent information on EU Funding activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by visiting our ICT in FP7 website , which covers ICT in the 7 th Framework Programme (FP7) 2007 - 2013.
Links & Context
At the level of this website, only a limited number of links to other sites are provided. These sites provide information about other organisations working in this domain. In addition, courtesy of these organisations, their sites usually include a "links" directory, referencing many sites relevant to the e Inclusion sector.
- Employment and Social Affairs thematic portal on Europa
- Social measures for target groups: Disability and old age
- Scientific Research and Technological Development in the European Union
- European Research Area
- Joint Research Centre (JRC)
- Community Research Assistance to SMEs (SME TechWeb)
- European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST)
General terms are explained in the following glossaries:
- Information Society Glossary and Acronyms
- FP5 Alphabetic Index
- CORDIS Glossary
- European Commission ABC
- The World Health Organisation has also produced a complete classification of functional disabilities .
However some missing or more sector-specific terms are described below. Although provided to ease comprehension of all the technical and administrative jargon used on this page, these explanations cannot be considered as reference definitions. For such definitions, visitors must refer to official texts.
- Assistive system
- Technology which can help compensate for functional limitation, facilitate independent living and which can enable disabled and older people to realize their potential.
- Autonomous living
- Technological developments can play a significant role in supporting older persons and persons with disabilities in their desire to remain in their own homes and live autonomously. Applications are developing which can assist older and disabled persons in carrying out activities of daily living, which can help them control their environment, manage their households and which allow them to summon help in emergencies. In addition, older and disabled persons can access many social and medical services from the home and have care delivered remotely to the home (e.g. active and passive monitoring, teleconsultation and support, etc).