Cáritas Coimbra participated in the meeting of the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing in Hamburg

Cáritas Coimbra participated in the meeting of the working group D4 – Age-friendly buildings, cities and environments, on 16-17 November, in the city of Hamburg. The event comes under the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing.

This meeting aimed to bring together all partners with an interest in the work of this collaborative group to work on their collaboration and innovation plan for 2018-2020, as well as to define the steps to be taken after 2020.

The first day was marked by the discussion of some of the topics of interest, such as, Silver Ecnonomy and employment older people; dementia-friendly environments; age-friendly buildings and housing. The projects and good practices carried out in the city of Hamburg by local partners, for example – the AGQua project, which aims to develop and implement a social and local assistance system, coupled with the daily health care already provided to the population and the project to improve health and quality of life in disadvantaged areas, developed by the University of Hamburg Science Laboratory – HafenCity.

The second day was dedicated to the sharing of experiences by the members of the city of Hamburg, and there was also an opportunity to get to know better the good practices of other regions belonging to the group, such as the Ermua project – mono-functional revitalization of a region in the Country Basque, Spain and the Plan on Aging of the city of Manchester, UK.

During this event Caritas Coimbra had the opportunity to disseminate the work done in its community, sharing the good practices, challenges and achievements achieved through the projects and initiatives carried out in recent times, as is the case of the GrowMeUp project.












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