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 […]
SIRENE Science Cafes aim to increase awareness regarding the Social Innovation aspects.
2nd SIRENE Science Café will be held online on 28th November at 15:00 CEST. The session will last for
about 30 minutes.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SIRENE and INTEGER projects are driving social change and promoting inclusive growth in Europe. Their joint publication, ‘Towards the social innovation lighthouse,’ highlights their mission to overcome the innovation divide and accelerate progress.
SIRENE empowers social and private entrepreneurs for well-being and housing improvements, while INTEGER focuses on sustainable ecosystems for healthy living. Together, they develop frameworks and tools to foster social innovation.
Through co-creation networks, stakeholders collaborate, exchange knowledge, and shape the future of innovation. SIRENE and INTEGER embrace the triple transition of social, green, and digital advancements.
Join the movement towards a brighter, innovative Europe. Stay tuned for updates from the SIRENE and INTEGER projects as they shape the European innovation landscape.