International Conference: Learning and Implementing Social Innovation

On November 8th and 9th, we will talk about Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments and Social Innovation in Coimbra. This conference is co-organised by the Nursing School of Coimbra, SHINE 2Europe and AFEdemy, and aims to share and discuss approaches, projects and best practices related to Social Innovation and how to implement and develop healthier and inclusive environments.

In addition to the very interesting panels of speakers, during the two days of the conference workshops and face-to-face meetings will allow for different projects to be presented and discussed.

Carina Dantas, CEO of SHINE 2Europe refers that “This is a true example of Social Innovation: connecting different countries, stakeholders, projects, challenges and potential solutions and have them getting acquainted, discussing and finding new collaborations. Only broadening the horizons we can find new pathways for our own daily challenges! Hopefully, we will build new roads together at the Conference.”

STEP_UP will be having its multiplier event on November 9th, with Carina Dantas, from SHINE 2Europe, providing an overview of the work that has been done so far in a Plenary session in the morning, focusing on the presentation of the Manual, the workshop curriculum and most especially the educational game that is being finalised.

A practical session led by SHINE and Wise Angle will take place on the afternoon of November 9th. In this session the participants will test the educational game that introduce the players to the impact of behaviours in the spread of a pandemic/emergency situation, how to prevent them and cope. Afterwards, a reflection about the next steps, and how to exploit additional opportunities with key local and national stakeholders will be key for the project future sustainability.

We hope you can join us in these days in what we hope will be a fruitful sharing of expertise and enlargement of our networks.