1bn Euro research into digital technologies for Europeans to age well

Responding to the needs of Europe’s growing ageing population, the Commission has adopted a European Action Plan for “Ageing Well in the Information Society”. This Action Plan is accompanied by a new joint European research programme raising to over €1bn the research investment on information and communications technologies (ICT) targeted at improving the life of older people at home, in the workplace and in society in general. eGovMonitor reports the story.