A new day starts with a new project in which SHINE is a partner 

By promoting older adults’ skills and competences, they will better analyse and use affordable age- and eco-friendly principles in their home and communities, thus creating the right conditions for social inclusion and ageing in place, through an environmentally responsible way of living. This was the baseline to create the project that was kicked off on January 18th and 19th, in Gouda (the Netherlands) and hosted by AFEdemy. 

AFECO | Empowering Older Adults to Apply Affordable Eco- and Age-Friendly Solutions to Age in Place aims to raise awareness and educate older people, (in)formal caregivers and social workers about the importance  of  age-friendly  and  eco-friendly environments     (home     and     community/neighbourhood) as a valuable tool for active ageing and ageing in place. In the  caregiving  context,  age-friendly  and  eco-friendly  environments  are  essential  to  counter  the  signs  of  biological  decline  such  as  frailty  or  disease  experienced  by  older  adults in need of care. 

This consortium consists in seven organisations from six European countries that will work together until May 2025, to develop: 

  • A    BASELINE    STUDY,    focused on educational  needs; social, financial,  cultural  and  educational  contexts as  well  as  policies  in  each  of  the  project  countries.  
  • A  CURRICULUM,  including  topic  around      age-friendly      and      eco-friendly      principles. 
  • AN           INTERACTIVE           E-LEARNING           PLATFORM,  inclusively  designed,  open  and  accessible to learn and to apply  the  knowledge and practices learned.  
  • A   VALIDATION   HANDBOOK   with   the   final  version  of  the  education  and  training contents,  as  well  as  the  methodology  to delivery the content. 

This SHAFE inspired project will foster higher participation in society, quality of life and prolonged independent living. SHINE is very proud to contribute to it! 

Soon, we will launch the website, so stay tuned!