The European Economic and Social Committee issues recommendations for older people's digital inclusion
O 13 and 14 July 2016, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted its own-initiative opinion on 'the digital pillar of growth: e-seniors, a potential 25% of the European population'.
Stating that 'All European over-50s must become e-seniors as soon as possible' the paper explains the benefit and challenges of promoting older people's digital inclusion and provides policy recommendations. With a view to harnessing the economic power of the EU's older citizens, who make up 25% of its population, the EESC believes that in growth terms it does not make sense to consider them as a population category outside the mainstream of life, but that both their abilities and their expectations should be recognised and they should be included as economic and social players of the digital age.
The paper can be read in different languages following this link