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.

Innovation and inclusion highlighted at AgeingFit in Lille

At the latest AgeingFit event in Lille, France, SIRENE coordinator, SHINE 2Europe made its mark on the panel with the theme “How to ensure your innovation design is inclusive enough?”. Carina Dantas represented SIRENE and SHINE in the session held on March 12, in an inspiring atmosphere of enriching discussions that highlighted the commitment to innovation and inclusion in the field of active ageing.

3rd SIRENE Science Café held on February 7th, 2024

The SIRENE project is thrilled to invite you to the 3rd edition of the SIRENE Science Café, a virtual gathering designed to illuminate the crucial aspects of Social Innovation. This session, scheduled for February 7th, 2024, at 14:30 CEST, will explore the challenges and solutions surrounding the implementation of SHAFE (Smart Healthy-Age Friendly Environments) for public administration bodies.

Event announcement: How to build SHAFE environments? – Joint webinar by SIRENE & Urbanage projects

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 […]

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 at the EU Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities - Carina presenting SIRENE project and SHAFE approach

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

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.

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