Glossary & Acronyms
Based on the respect of human diversity, the “Design for All” approach means adapting the environments, products and services so as everyone, regardless of age, gender, capabilities or cultural background, can participate on an equal basis in the construction of our society in all types of activity (i.e. economic, social, cultural, entertainment, and recreational). This expression is sometimes replaced by 'Inclusive Design' which has a similar meaning.
DG = Directorate General (European Commission)
List of DGs in the European Commission:
- DG AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
- DG BUDG - Budget
- DG CLIMA - Climate Action
- DG COMM - Communication
- DG CONNECT - Communications Networks, Content and Technology
- DG COMP - Competition
- DG ECFIN - Economic and Financial Affairs
- DG EAC - Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
- DG EMPL - Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
- DG ENER - Energy
- DG ENV - Environment
- OLAF - European Anti-Fraud Office
- DG ECHO - European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
- DG NEAR - European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
- Eurostat - European statistics
- DG FISMA - Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
- DG SANTE - Health and Food Safety
- DG GROW - Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
- DG DEVCO - International Cooperation and Development
- DG SCIC - Interpretation
- JRC - Joint Research Centre
- DG JUST - Justice and Consumers
- DG MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
- DG HOME - Migration and Home Affairs
- DG MOVE - Mobility and Transport
- DG REGIO - Regional and Urban Policy
- DG RTD - Research and Innovation
- DG TAXUD - Taxation and Customs Union
- DG TRADE - Trade
Digital divide is the gap that exists between people or countries regarding the extent of access to Information and communications technologies (ICTs).
Digital health is the term gathering health services accessed through or provided with the assistance of Information and communications technologies (ICTs).
(Source: PROGRESSIVE project)
Digital literacy covers the skills required to achieve digital competence, the confident and critical use of the informationa and communciation technologies (ICTs) for work, leisure, learning and communication.
Disability is a physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment, which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder people in their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
(Source: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)