AFECO project was launched, and you can see it on video! 

HINE is a partner of AFECO, a new Erasmus+ project that aims to empower older adults to apply affordable age-friendly and eco-friendly solutions in their own living environments. This project is inspired by the SHAFE concept and will respond to many older adults’ concerns about the consequences of climate change, their finances and the future of their (grand)children. It also contributes to reaching the European Green Deal’s objective of transforming the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy.  

Members of SHINE team travelled to Gouda, the Netherlands, on January 18th and 19th to attend the kick-off meeting of this project, coordinated by AFEdemy (the Netherlands). Until May 2025, a partnership between 7 organisations from 6 European countries will develop:  

  • A BASELINE STUDY, analysing the educational needs of the project’s target group, taking into consideration the social, financial, cultural and educational contexts as well as policies in each of the project countries.  
  • A CURRICULUM, including core issues around age- and eco-friendly principles in both home and community settings, as part of older people’s empowerment, ageing well and ageing in place.  
  • An INTERACTIVE E-LEARNING PLATFORM, all inclusively designed, open and easily accessible to all adults to learn and to easily and effectively apply the knowledge and practices learned.  
  • A VALIDATION HANDBOOK with the final version of the education and training contents, as well as the methodology that should be followed for the most successful delivery of the content to new learners .  

Check the video ( where you can know more about our kick-off meeting!