Save the date: SIRENE National Portuguese event & International Conference Building Sustainable and Participatory Environments

The national Portuguese event of SIRENE, a Coordination and Support Action co-funded by the European Commission to promote social innovation in building smart environments, will be hosted by the International Conference Building Sustainable and Participatory Environments, to be held on May 7th 2024, at the Salão Nobre Reitoria of the University of Porto, co-organised by the University of Porto and SHINE 2 Europe.

Carina Dantas and Miriam Cabrita will present SIRENE’s social innovation framework, its building blocks and collect valuable inputs and ideas from participants. 

The event will count with 30+ international experts from areas revolving around Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE), that strive to overcome fragmentation and critical gaps that threaten the quality of life of the most vulnerable. SHAFE aims to keep societal priorities at the top of the political agenda, by empowering ecosystems to promote independent living, green behaviours and inclusive practices, connecting all stakeholders to build sustainable and participatory environments.

In this Conference we will dive into social innovation methods that help people to stay engaged in work and social activity, network online and have skills and means to access information and services. This is a key aspect of the digital transformation of society – empower people and provide them the tools to self-management and pursuit of a more active and healthy living.

We will also discuss climate and environmental resilience, building accessible environments and cities that are sustainable and fit to all ages. Inclusivity also stands for combating discrimination and promoting a society that accepts and embraces diversity and lives to support those that are more vulnerable. And the circle is only complete when the economy grows and it healthy, so bringing innovation to market will close the discussion.

Find out more about the AGENDA and our SPEAKERS at the official page of the CONFERENCE.

Attend in person or online and REGISTER HERE.

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