SHAFE will launch a White Paper in a workshop at ICT 2018

Cáritas Coimbra and AFEdemy intend to take the Joint Statement on SHAFE a step further into a White Paper during 2020 and will launch the works officially at ICT 2018, in SHAFE’s workshop – 5th December at Hall L6/1 (11:30-12:15).


SHAFE’s workshop is coordinated by Carina Dantas, of Cáritas Coimbra and will count with the participation of the coordination team – Willeke Van Staalduinen, Javier Ganzarain and Ana Jegundo. The official page of the workshop may be consulted in


ICT 2018 is organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This is one of the major events of the year and will join citizens, science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.


During 2018, Cáritas Coimbra and AFEdemy are the Coordinators of SHAFE – a Thematic Network on Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments approved by the European Commission – that involves already 10 major European networks and over 100 partner organisations, bringing inputs, comments and endorsement of expectedly hundreds of stakeholders all around Europe.


Framing Paper on the subject has already been release for public consultation in September and the final Joint Statement is already available and will be presented on the HPP annual meeting on 12th November, leading to a public call to action.


The specific aim of SHAFE is to enhance the two main aspects of Age-Friendly Environments – Places and People – in the creation of eHealth and mHealth solutions – especially focused on quality and costs. These smart environments need to align technological development with the building industry in terms of policy and funding, in order to make smart homes available, affordable and large-scaled in Europe. This broad adoption may be the keystone to a more efficient health care system that adds better quality for less investment, in line with the Digital Single Market strategy.


Cáritas Coimbra took advantage of this event to disseminate the DAPAS project, its ambitions in terms of results and experiences for the end users, as well as the sharing of experiences and good practices among the partners present.


All information on SHAFE may be consulted in


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