• Best Practice Handbook – Preventing Falls in Older People

    Best Practice Handbook – Preventing Falls in Older People was designed to help people understand some of the causes of falls, keeping people safe and independent in their own home and offering any likely solutions, through specific recommendations for preventing falls in the older people. The Handbook is divided into four parts: Identification of risk […]

  • Ser Leirosa, Ser Mais


    Ser Leirosa, Ser Mais (2017-2018) is a project developed under the National Programme“Escolhas 6ª Geração” and promotes social changes for youngsters through non-formal education regarding their priorities and life goals. It started in 2017 in Leirosa, a fisherman community that lack job opportunities for young people, remarkably with low educational level and school absenteeism. This […]

  • MDevNet

    Cáritas Coimbra was part of the MDevNet network. Despite being a new member, it is proud to be part of this network currently awarded the Best Practices Awards Infarmed 25+ by Infarmed, which honours projects and institutions that promote best practices in the pharmaceutical and health products sector. The project MDevNet: National Network of Knowledge […]

  • GrowMeUp


    GrowMeUp An innovative service robot for ambient assisted living environmentsIt is feasible with today´s technology to build a robot that can interact with older people in a more human way? It is possible that this robot learns to cope with the changing needs and habits of individuals and therefore dynamically adapts its functionality, managing to […]

  • IdoVis


    The IdoVis project was launched in March / 2016 with the aim of creating groups of independent elderly people who were visiting other dependents (ULDM, ERPI and SAD), after adequate training for this purpose. The main objectives of IdoVis are: To improve the emotional and affective state of elderly people in a situation of dependency; […]

  • CriArte


    CriArte is a social entrepreneurship project (2016-2019) that seeks to leverage the autonomy and employability skills of people living in social neighbourhoods, with a particular focus on Roma women, creating a professional and different range of craft products that may be sold, activating social co-responsibility with other civil society organisations and raising awareness to solidary […]



    MIND & GAIT MIND & GAIT is a project funded under PT2020 (FCT – European Regional Development Funds 2017 – 2019), involving six PT partners and intends to develop a combined intervention to older adults, composed of a program of cognitive stimulation (by computer and through assisted animal therapy) and a program of physical activity. […]

  • CaMeLi


    CaMeLi – Care Me for Life was a project developed by a consortium led by SIEMENS in Germany and Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) in Portugal, funded under the AAL Joint Programme (http://www.aal-europe.eu/projects/cameli/). The innovative idea of the project was to provide a system that works through an avatar, aiming to simulate the way the older […]

  • Primer Cog – Brain training


    PrimerCog is a platform of cognitive stimulation and training developed by MediaPrimer that can be used in computers or tablets and allows the customization of therapeutic intervention programs for rehabilitation or cognitive maintenance specific to several types of cognitive disorders. Caritas Coimbra participated in a pilot to validate the technology with several older persons during […]

  • Sementes do Saber


    Sementes do Saber (Seeds of knowledge) is a project developed by Caritas Coimbra since 2011, at São José Community Centre. It helps schoolchildren and teenagers (between 6 and 17 years old) without financial conditions to support educational costs such as books and related materials. At the beginning of the academic year Caritas calls for sponsors […]

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