SIRENE National Events

The SIRENE national events have successfully brought together our stakeholders to exchange opinions, discuss, and gain inspiration from the Social Innovation Framework developed within the project. To date, we have organised eight national events in Spain, Portugal (two), Serbia, Italy and the Netherlands (three) gathering over 380 participants from diverse sectors, including health and social care, policy and funding, housing, and community interventions.

Summary of the 7th SIRENE Expert Hub

On the 14th of June 2024, experts met for the 7th Expert Hub Workshop. The session was specifically dedicated to voting on the Social Innovation Framework. The voting followed the process of collection of amendments and declarations of support by ecosystems and relevant stakeholders undertaken by project partners and collaborating experts.

Announcing the 7th SIRENE Expert Hub Workshop

We are excited to announce the Seventh Expert Hub Workshop of the SIRENE (Social Innovation Responsive Environments Network) project, scheduled for June 14th, 2024, at 2pm CET. This workshop will bring together key stakeholders and experts to discuss critical updates and advancements in the field of social innovation for Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE).

Watch the recording of the 4th edition of the SIRENE Science Cafe

We recently hosted an enlightening session at the 4th SIRENE Science Café, where we delved into the realm of social innovation and age-friendly environments. The online event took place on May 16th at 10:00 CEST, offering a platform for engaging with experts and exploring innovative initiatives.

Insights from the 6th edition of the SIRENE Expert Hub

On the 22nd of March 2024, experts met for the sixth time on the occasion of the 6th Expert Hub Workshop. As usual, the first section of the workshop was dedicated to the co-design session, where participants were invited to provide their point of view on the topic of implementing responsive environments. After this interactive moment, the Social Innovation Framework (SIF) was presented, followed by an overview of the Roadshow and the European Week and, finally, by the explanation of the SIF voting process.

5th SIRENE Expert Hub Workshop

Dive into the heart of social innovation with a recap of the transformative 5th SIRENE Expert Hub Workshop held on January 26, 2024.

Building Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments: Insights from SIRENE and URBANAGE Joint Webinar

Discover the key takeaways from the recent joint webinar hosted by SIRENE and URBANAGE on December 5th, 11:30 CET, focused on “How to Build Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments.” Delve into insightful discussions addressing barriers, practical case studies, and the imperative need to prioritize the well-being of older individuals. Gain valuable insights into the collaborative efforts shaping the future of age-friendly initiatives and healthy aging.

Findings from the Ecosystems Engagement Survey

Ecosystem Survey visual

Last summer, ECHAlliance and Tecnalia launched the Ecosystems Engagement Survey aimed at equipping the SIRENE consortium with a deeper understanding of experts’ involvement in various ecosystems.
Specifically, the survey was designed to comprehend the levels of engagement, involvement, and visionary perspectives of experts regarding the future evolution and enhancement of these ecosystems.
Launched on June 9, 2023, through the dedicated SIRENE platform, the survey was actively promoted across the project’s social media channels, ensuring a broad spectrum of expert participation.

Exploring Synergies for a Brighter Future: SIRENE and DigitalHealthUptake Join Forces

SIRENE and DigitalHealthUptake synergies

SIRENE and DHU have recently met to explore synergies in their shared commitment to digital health solutions and social well-being in Europe. This meeting marks the beginning of their collaborative efforts, which will include mutual promotion and co-authored articles. With their combined expertise, they are prepared to address the challenges of the digital age. Stay tuned for further updates on this partnership.

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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