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.”

We expect a very fruitful discussion in the morning of the 9th, when Jana Eckert from the Institut für Soziale Infrastruktur gGmbH will use our Culture on Prescription project to illustrate an intervention from and to people.

Culture on Prescription is a project that aims to prevent and combat social isolation and loneliness through art and culture, based on the referral of social prescribing practices already implemented in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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.