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.

Discover the Future of Integrated Care at ICIC24, Belfast – April 22-24, 2024

Explore the future of integrated healthcare at ICIC24, Belfast, from April 22-24, 2024. This 24th International Conference on Integrated Care, in partnership with IFIC Ireland, delves into the theme of making integrated care a reality. Learn from global leaders in integrated health and care and discover how Northern Ireland is transforming its approach to healthcare. Submit abstracts, avail early bird registration discounts, and experience a revolutionary gathering dedicated to person-centered, community-driven healthcare.

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.

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.

SIRENE Takes the Stage at the 6th Edition of the Stress Congress

SIRENE 6th Stress Congress

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.

SIRENE in New York: Insights from the United Nations General Assembly

SIRENE in New York

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.

SIRENE at the EU Week of the Regions | 11 October 2023

European week of regions SIRENE

Join SIRENE on October 11, 2023, at the EU Week of the Regions for a session focused on “Entrepreneurial and Social Innovation Skills Driving Inclusion and Tackling the Innovation Divide.”

Explore European perspectives on innovation and development, boost entrepreneurial and social innovation skills, collaborate on community-based solutions, connect with experts from diverse backgrounds, and co-create solutions for sustainable, inclusive, and just communities.

In today’s evolving landscape, entrepreneurial skills like creativity, problem-solving, and community leadership are indispensable for European regions and cities. Discover how these skills drive social innovation, foster social cohesion, and create job opportunities while preparing Europe for future transitions.

SIRENE in New York! United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78)

SIRENE in New York! | United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78)

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.

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