The Portuguese National Report is now available!

The collaborative effort of DigitalScouts partners has culminated in an in-depth investigation into the partner’s country’s digital landscape, focusing on the digital readiness of older individuals and the nation’s infrastructure. This endeavour encompasses an exploration of support structures for digital engagement, insights into the professionalization of ICT-based support for older adults, and more.

The central goal of this research is twofold: not only to create a European Compendium spotlighting instances of how older generations can harness digital tools for enhanced health, cultural enrichment, political involvement, and social connectivity but also to create tailored digital training initiatives that cater precisely to their unique requirements.

Among the significant revelations, it’s noteworthy that mobile phone internet expenses in Portugal currently rank as the second highest across the European Union. Telecommunication costs within Portugal have observed a notable 2% average uptick over the past year, significantly surpassing the European Union’s 0.1% average escalation. Consequently, Portugal not only finds itself among the EU nations experiencing the most pronounced price surges but also contends with some of the highest service fees.

Moreover, our research underscores the profound link between digital proficiency among individuals aged 55-74 and their educational backgrounds in Portugal. While 9% of those with limited education possess rudimentary or more advanced digital skills, this statistic jumps to 55% for individuals with moderate educational backgrounds, and to an impressive 73% for those with high levels of education.

To delve deeper into the findings from Portugal, we invite you to explore the Portuguese National Report: