Are you passionate about social innovation, eco-friendly living, and creating inclusive environments? Do you want to contribute to the development of Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) across Europe? If so, the SIRENE | Social Innovation Responsive Environments Network invites you to join our co-creation network of experts.
To express your interest in joining our Expert Hub, simply send us your information via the following link, highlighting your expertise and how you believe you can contribute to the SIRENE project. We will carefully review your application and get back to you if you are selected.
SIRENE is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Programme. Our aim is to support the growth of social innovation actors in eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services for SHAFE implementation in Europe. We believe in the power of collaboration and knowledge sharing to create a workable framework for investment in SHAFE.
Our goals are ambitious, and we need your expertise to achieve them. Here’s what we aim to accomplish:
- Create a social innovation framework: We want to increase investments in eco-friendly and inclusive environments by developing a comprehensive social innovation framework. This framework will provide guidance and support for the implementation of SHAFE initiatives.
- Nurture a co-creation network: We believe that collaboration is key to success. Through our co-creation network, we aim to bring together experts and local ecosystems from 27 EU countries and beyond to exchange knowledge, ideas, and best practices. By fostering this network, we can collectively drive the implementation of SHAFE across Europe.
- Develop a sustainability strategy: Responsive technologies have immense potential to support inclusive, eco-friendly, and independent living. As part of the SIRENE project, we aim to develop a sustainability strategy that harnesses the power of these technologies. This strategy will ensure the long-term viability and impact of SHAFE initiatives.
One of the key pillars of our project is the establishment of a Co-Creation Network, which will serve as a platform for networking, exchange, and knowledge growth. Through this network, experts and end-users will come together in our Expert Hub to contribute their unique insights. By joining our Expert Hub, you will:
- Gain access to a vibrant community of experts from diverse backgrounds and countries, fostering collaboration and learning.
- Play a crucial role in identifying and validating the requirements, needs, and contents for the social innovation framework. Your expertise will help shape the future of SHAFE implementation.
- Have the opportunity to participate in online sessions, where you can actively contribute to the discussions and share your knowledge.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest news and advancements in the SIRENE project, ensuring you are at the forefront of developments in the field.
- Optionally, have the possibility to participate in site events, should they take place in your country or city.
We acknowledge that this is a significant challenge, but we are confident that together we can create a positive impact. While we already have a substantial pool of members, we are eager to provide an opportunity for new and selected experts and ecosystems to join us. If you belong to any of the following expertise areas, we invite you to send us your information:
- ICT for independent living
- Social Innovation, health, and social sciences
- Policy and funding
- Community intervention and care
- Information Technology
Together, let’s shape the future of Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments in Europe and beyond. Join the SIRENE project and be part of a transformative journey towards a more sustainable and inclusive society.