SIRENE is teaming up with Urbanage project and holding a webinar on how to build smart healthy age-friendly environments! The SIRENE project aims to support the growth of social innovation ecosystems delivering eco-friendly and sustainable community-based services for SHAFE (Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments) implementation in Europe. URBANAGE project has been exploring the last three years how […]
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.
In a collaborative effort during the European Week of Regions and Cities, SIRENE, alongside other key projects and partners, explored the potential of entrepreneurial and social innovation to drive inclusive growth and community development. This gathering provided insights and strategies to boost innovation and development while leaving no one behind. Stay tuned for more insights on our journey towards Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments.
Unlocking New Horizons in Social Innovation: A Conversation with Carina Dantas on ECHAlliance Podcast
In a recent ECHAlliance podcast episode, Carina Dantas, CEO of SHINE2Europe and coordinator of the SIRENE project, engages in a captivating dialogue with Federica Porcu, Innovation Manager at ECHAlliance. This illuminating conversation explores the collaborative efforts of SIRENE and the INTEGER project in bridging innovation gaps across European regions. Together, they authored a compelling publication, “Towards the Social Innovation Lighthouse: European Ecosystems Addressing the Innovation Divide,” which delves into the strategies and initiatives for fostering social innovation. Discover the insights shared in this podcast by visiting the link to the full episode.
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.
Join SIRENE at the “I National Journeys for the Promotion of Active and Successful Ageing” on October 3-4, 2023, in Coimbra. Explore topics like ageing in place, caregiver support, and compassionate communities. Carina Dantas, Action Chair, will present SHAFE, NET4, and SIRENE. Registration is free but mandatory. Don’t miss this chance to discuss age-friendly communities and an inclusive future.
SIRENE at a Training School: Policies, Technologies, and Entrepreneurship for Digitalization of Society.
Join us at the SIRENE Training School in Skopje, North Macedonia, from September 26-28, 2023. Discover how SHAFE, NET4Age-Friendly, and SIRENE are reshaping society in the digital age. Led by Carina Dantas, this event empowers participants to tackle community challenges. Stay tuned for transformative updates on SEE-IT Revisited. Join us in shaping a sustainable, inclusive digital society.
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.
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.
Gain insights on citizen empowerment approaches and the importance of involving multiple stakeholders in shaping public policies for significant changes in the community through Carina Dantas’ participation in the 37th EFPSA Congress. As a coordinator of the SIRENE project at SHINE 2Europe, Carina spoke in the roundtable discussion on “Addressing the rising challenges: methodologies of citizen involvement and engagement” where she presented the example of SIRENE and highlighted the overall policy framework of SHAFE and NET4Age-Friendly.