Portuguese Network already has a place in the EU Health Policy Platform of the European Commission

The Portuguese Network on Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments already has a place in the EU Health Policy Platform ( This is the first network with a national space spoken in non-English language, which is officially created on this platform of the European Commission.

The Portuguese Network also integrates the International Group of Ecosystems of the European Connected Health Alliance, which covers more than 78 countries and 16,500 participants (

With more than 70 organizations officially registered as Members, the Portuguese Network on Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments brings together partners from all regions of Portugal, committed to promote a joint agenda for the implementation of Inclusive Environments for all ages, with particular incidence in the areas of Health, Social Support, ICT and Infrastructures/Building Environments. The Network is boosted by a Working Group, being the Technical Coordination ensured by Cáritas Coimbra | Carina Dantas and the Scientific Coordination by ESEnfC | João Apóstolo. It also has an Advisory Board that brings together 9 national reference figures:

From its first participatory meeting, held in Coimbra in October 2018, the first Network Action Plan was drawn up, supported in the following key themes:

1. Influence on policies

2. Business Models / Implementation

3. Collaboration and communication

4. Health and Well-being throughout the life cycle

The Plan is already available online in Portuguese and English and can be consulted on the official website of the network –

Action Plan | Portuguese Network PT

Action Plan | Portuguese Network EN –

Joint Statement SHAFE PT –

Throughout the Plan, the various challenges are presented, as well as the main actions to be carried out during 2019 for each of the defined themes. In each area and activity are also presented the participants and responsibles for each action, as well as the identification of outputs and results.

The second participatory meeting of Portuguese Network has already a defined date and place – integrate the Network ( and come to participate in the meeting to be held in the Algarve on June 28, 2019!

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