Two types of citizens live in the “global digital village”: digital natives, those born in the internet age, and digital migrants, those born befor
The Next Generation Internet: Diversity, Inclusion and Skills
A human-centric internet should reflect the openness, diversity and the inclusion that are at the core of European values.
The internet should allow all citizens to interact and to take part in the online society: from the born digital to the silver surfers. The European Commission's programme for the next generation internet initiative will support an internet that is “language transparent”, where devices and machines are able to fully understand various languages and interact with humans.
Europeans, irrespective of their age and physical condition should be able to interact seamlessly with each other and their online environment with the help of adapted interfaces and AI (artificial intelligence) agents.
Allowing all Europeans to enjoy the benefits of advanced internet services and technologies, means upskilling citizens of all ages, and adapting our education systems to the requirements of a digital economy.