Patricia Manson

Head of Unit, Inclusion, Skills and Youth, European Commission

Patricia Manson is Head of Unit, Inclusion, Skills and Youth, in the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission. As such she is responsible for the Commission's research and innovation projects on ICT and learning, and for those on the use of ICT for inclusion, e-accessibility and assistive technologies. The unit is also responsible for the Commission's strategy on a Better Internet for Children and for the Safer Internet Programme. She has worked at the European Commission since the early 90s on ICT applications areas in the Community's research programmes. Prior to joining the Commission she worked in the UK on a research-funded post providing technology and market watch, as well as information and advisory services to the cultural heritage community on the adoption of ICTs.