First SIRENE Ecosystems Workshop

1st Ecosystems Workshop

The 1st SIRENE Ecosystems Workshop, held on 11th of January 2024, focused on introducing these support measures provided by the SIRENE consortium to our ecosystem of stakeholders.

A More Sustainable Coimbra: Local Organizations Unite for Environmental Health

SIRENE at Coimbra event

Discover how Coimbra is taking strides towards sustainability with the OneAquaHealth and GreenerAge projects. This joint session, hosted at the iconic Old Pumping Station, united local organizations to discuss environmental health and community well-being. OneAquaHealth, funded by Horizon Europe, focuses on informed policies for urban aquatic ecosystems and human health. GreenerAge, an Erasmus+ project by SHINE 2Europe, promotes environmental literacy in adults over 55. Explore the initiatives, local alliances, and the drive for a sustainable Coimbra.

SIRENE’s 4th Expert Hub Workshop: Towards social and environmental sustainability

SIRENE's 4th Expert Hub Workshop

The 4th SIRENE Expert Hub Workshop emerged as a dynamic platform, fostering meaningful discussions about social and environmental sustainability. This collaborative ecosystem of experts and innovators propels the SIRENE project closer to its mission of creating thriving, age-friendly communities. Delve into the innovative sessions and interactive dialogues led by top experts in the field. Explore the latest findings, strategies, and insights.

SIRENE Takes the Stage at the 6th Edition of the Stress Congress

SIRENE 6th Stress Congress

SIRENE project coordinator Carina Dantas took the spotlight at the prestigious 6th Edition of the Stress Congress, held in Bucharest, Romania, from September 28th to 30th, 2023. This event served as a platform for global experts to exchange insights and innovations in the field. Carina discussed the project’s current status, emphasizing the need to bridge social sciences, social innovation, technology, and construction. She also revealed exciting developments, including the Expert Hub and participation in the EU Week of the Regions.

SIRENE in New York: Insights from the United Nations General Assembly

SIRENE in New York

Carina Dantas, SIRENE coordinator and the CEO of SHINE 2Europe, joined the COST Program delegation at the United Nations General Assembly satellite events in New York (September 12-15). She showcased the impactful work of the COST Action focused on Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE). SHAFE, initiated in 2017, has grown into a global movement with over 700 members across 51 countries, recognized as a UN Sustainable Development Goals Good Practice. Projects like SIRENE, funded by Horizon Europe and led by SHINE, extend SHAFE’s influence, promoting inclusive solutions for independent living.

SIRENE at the EU Week of the Regions | 11 October 2023

European week of regions SIRENE

Join SIRENE on October 11, 2023, at the EU Week of the Regions for a session focused on “Entrepreneurial and Social Innovation Skills Driving Inclusion and Tackling the Innovation Divide.”

Explore European perspectives on innovation and development, boost entrepreneurial and social innovation skills, collaborate on community-based solutions, connect with experts from diverse backgrounds, and co-create solutions for sustainable, inclusive, and just communities.

In today’s evolving landscape, entrepreneurial skills like creativity, problem-solving, and community leadership are indispensable for European regions and cities. Discover how these skills drive social innovation, foster social cohesion, and create job opportunities while preparing Europe for future transitions.

SIRENE in New York! United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78)

SIRENE in New York! | United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78)

Carina Dantas, coordinator of SIRENE, is set to represent the Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments initiative at the United Nations General Assembly events in New York, USA, from September 12 to 15, 2023. The program includes an informal networking reception highlighting the contributions of COST Actions to the UN’s goals and a key session on “Expanding scientific frontiers via international cooperation and networking.” This event holds great significance as it promotes SHAFE (Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments), recognized by the UN as an SDG good practice. The gathering will facilitate collaboration among researchers and scientists based in New York. Additionally, on September 15, 2023, COST is co-hosting a session during the Science Summit at UNGA78, emphasizing the role of science and innovation in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This in-person session will run from 09:00 to 12:00 EDT. Registration is required.

SIRENE is part of the European Innovation Ecosystems Data Hub

SIRENE - EIE Hub

The SIRENE project is an active participant within the vibrant European Innovation Ecosystems Data Hub, a collaborative platform developed by the European Innovation Council and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Executive Agency (EISMEA). This hub serves as a repository of vital information on EU funding programs, with SIRENE standing as one of the distinguished 102 projects funded under the European Innovation Ecosystems initiative, a pivotal component of Horizon Europe. Anchored within the comprehensive New European Innovation Agenda, this initiative encompasses five strategic flagships, including fostering innovation across the EU, supporting interregional innovation projects, and facilitating the flow of essential talents within the innovation landscape. The SIRENE project’s integral role in this dynamic ecosystem resonates with Horizon Europe’s visionary mission.

SIRENE introduces: The Transnational Local-sphere Model

SIRENE introduces: The Transnational Local-sphere Model

Discover the latest progress in the SIRENE project! Our dedicated partners have accomplished a significant milestone by completing the State-of-the-Art deliverable. This comprehensive desk research delves into current methods, standards, and guidelines for crafting responsive, inclusive, and eco-friendly environments. The report not only lays a strong theoretical foundation for the SIRENE framework but also encompasses diverse concepts, exemplary practices, ethical evaluations, and a gap analysis of recent initiatives.

Empowering 22 Trainees of NET4Age-Friendly with SIRENE’s Expertise in Tirana

SIRENE_NET4 Tirana

Discover the fruitful collaboration between NET4Age-Friendly and SIRENE during the recent Training School in Tirana. This multidisciplinary event brought together professionals, researchers, and PhD students to discuss and exchange knowledge on Ageing in the City, Independent Living, and Social Participation in age-friendly smart environments. Dive into the insights shared during the lecture by Willeke van Staalduinen, exploring the synergies between the two projects and their efforts to foster sustainable and inclusive communities for Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) implementation in Europe.

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