Caritas Coimbra shared good practices about Healthy Cities

Cáritas Coimbra, in partnership with ESEnfC, participated on 14 february in Coruña – Galicia, at a round table on the theme Healthy Cities. Flávia Rodrigues, from the Innovation Department of Cáritas Coimbra and João Apóstolo, Professor of the Nursing School of Coimbra, participated in the event, representing the Portuguese Network of Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments, which belong with La Coruña to the International Network of Ecosystems of the European Health Connected Alliance.

The Healthy Cities initiative was organized by the Health Cluster of Galicia with the Conselleria de Sanidade, with the main objective of spreading, promoting and raise awareness of the principles to local authorities and citizens. Cáritas Coimbra and the organizations that belong to the Portuguese Network have been working together on various initiatives aimed at promoting active collaboration between research / academia, public authorities, companies and civil society / citizens, with the aim of addressing and finding common solutions to the national challenges brought about by demographic change.

Cáritas Coimbra had the opportunity to present its ongoing projects, namely Smartwork, Jumpair, Lifebots Exchange, DAPAS, Toilet4me, ReHab and AVIK, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program, by the AAL / FCT Program, Erasmus + and BPI Seniores. The projects presented contribute in some way to promote a better quality of life for people of all ages. It was an opportunity to share good practices and establish potential collaborations to make cities and rural areas healthier through eHealth and mHealth solutions.

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