The services accessed through the PALETTE platform will be chosen, based on the most important needs expressed by seniors with low computer literacy. These services will be organised around four axis. 1. Communication, to foster social activities and contacts as well as encourage active participation in the community. 2. Wellness services to support long term independence of individuals. 3. Lifelong learning services to help seniors to keep up with ICT, media, general and professional skills, control of personal finances. 4. Working services to help seniors to stay active and earn an income beyond the pension age.

All these services will not be reinvented, we will rather provide simplified access (when needed) to existing services as well as educational material through a web platform to eliminate existing barriers to the information.


Nowadays a real digital divide exists between people with low and high computer literacy. The restricted access to computer services can be a serious handicap for the less skilled. Therefore, the PALETTEv2 project aims at providing a web platform helping seniors with low computer literacy to stay socially, economically and physically active. The platform will provide a simplified access to many online services such as communication, lifelong learning, working services and well-being in order to promote the participation of everyone to the digital society and hence to society as a whole.

Expected results and impact

The PALETTEV2 will break the digital divide suffered by the less skilled seniors by fostering their active involvement in social and economic activities through ICT services. The user centred approach will ensure the adequacy and accessibility of our platform on any devices as well as a fully personalised experience. To avoid ghettoisation we will ensure the compatibility with many existing applications. The final product and services of PALETTEV2 will be commercialised to different customers and stakeholders such as older adults, local government agencies, service providers and health insurance institutions.


Partners involved in the PALETTEv2 project

Organization Type Country Website
University Hospitals of Geneva R&D Switzerland
SC SIVECO Romania SA Large Industry Romania
Stichting Reflexion R&D The Netherlands
Knowledge Society Association SME Poland
The Prava poteza Institute SME Slovenia
VILANS SME The Netherlands
Stichting Smart Homes End User The Netherlands
KempenLIFE End User The Netherlands
University of Bucharest End User Romania
  • Project name: PALETTEv2 – Participative Activity and Learning Environment offering Targeted ICT Tools for the Elderly
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  • Coordinator: University Hospitals of Geneva
  • Duration: 30 months
  • Starting date: 01.04.2016
  • Total budget: € 2’014’440.00
  • Public contribution: € 1’366’051.50


Frederic Ehrler


T.: +41223728697


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