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Assessment of the Senior Market for ICT. Seniorwatch 2006 - progress and developments. SMART 2006/0062, Tender Specifications

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Information and communication technologies (ICT) increasingly permeate our society and economy. The dissemination of ICT on a large scale is a relatively recent but fast developing phenomenon, which evolves constantly and in different ways according to the local context, a variety of complex and interrelated issues.
The increase of ICT provides numerous of new opportunities. New products, applications and services can be used to overcome barriers, to compensate or restore individual functions, and to increase participation of older people. On the other hand ICT can erect new barriers for certain parts of the population, particularly disabled and elderly people.
European society is ageing. By 1995 70 million people over the age of 60 were living in the Union, almost 20 % of total population. Till 2020, this figure will rise to 25 %; the numbers of people 80 years old and older will more than double. These trends have several implications: there will be more older people in absolute as well as relative terms, there will be considerably more older "old" people, more people with disabilities specially given the correlation between disability and ageing, there will be fewer family carers (i.e. informal carers), and there will be a smaller productive workforce to contribute to the financing of health and social services.
Part 1: Technical description
Part 2: Administrative details
Annex I: Administrative Identification Form
Annex II: Financial Identification Form
Annex III: Exclusion Criteria & Non Conflict of Interests Form

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Record Number: 8087 / Last updated on: 2006-09-01
Category: SUPP
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