SeniorWatch II

Assessment of the Senior Market for ICT - Progress and Developments






DG INFSO, European Commission (EC)

The SeniorWatch II study is aimed at assessing and measuring changes in the ICT market for older people, which occurred since 2002 when the first SeniorWatch study was conducted, and follow up the developments. It will capture the evolution of key existing indicators, to identify progress/failures and repeat some measurements. It will identify and measure, where necessary, new indicators to best capture evolutions or dynamics in the Information Society for older people in terms of inclusion. For this purpose an assessment of the availability and capabilities of existing indicators (i.e. Eurostat, OECD, European Commission’s and IPTS databases) will be carried out. The study should also look at the potentials to introduce new indicators if necessary to capture dynamics that are not highlighted by existing sets of indicators. The study is carried out together with the Work Reserach Centre, Dublin and the international market research and survey organisation IPSOS, Hamburg, Paris et al.