SHAFE Foundation –Smart, Healthy
A new concept was created since 2017, based on
the desire to implement Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) across
Europe, fostering happier and healthier people in all communities. This idea
took shape and became a solid movement. SHAFE began as a Thematic Network, approved by the European Commission, to draw
policy makers, organisations and citizens’ attention to the need of better
alignment between health, social care, built environments and ICT, both in
policy and funding and delivered a and a in December 2018 to the European
Commission and Member States.
After this, SHAFE evolved to a European
Stakeholders Network, with over 170 partner organisations, and more recently to
a Foundation, with Carina Dantas and Willeke van Staalduinen as Directors. It is working to achieve
better COOPERATION and IMPLEMENTATION, as an opportunity for the digital
revolution to be well thought and implemented, if all the adequate challenges
are well considered and tackled.
SHAFE Foundation website
EURAHL | EU Coalition for Active and Healthy Living
SHINE 2Europe is one of the founding members of the EURAHL | European Coalition for Active and Healthy Living, which aims to strengthen connections, promote synergies and bring together the voices of European Networks working in the field of Active and Healthy Living.To do that, it gathers a group of associations representing stakeholders active in the broader European Active and Healthy Living (AHL) arena, which include SHINE and AFEdemy, as promotors of the SHAFE Foundation (Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments) and Coordinators of the COST Action NET4Age-Friendly.
The main goals of the Coalition are:
These goals are completely aligned with the concept behind NET4Age-Friendly and the SHAFE Foundation. Integrating EURAHL, we will advocate for solutions and environments that include, adapt, grow, and respond to the personal needs of people of any age or condition.
Large Scale Skills Partnership for the Industrial Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems
SHINE2Europe is Member of the Steering Committee of the
Large scale skills partnership for the Industrial Cultural and Creative
“All the organisations that support the Creative Pact for
Skills Manifesto recognise the importance of thriving talents and skilled
workers in the European Cultural and Creative Industries ecosystem and all its
sectors. Therefore, they decide to establish a large-scale partnership to
promote and facilitate the re-skilling and up-skilling of the creative
workforce, to support the aims of this manifesto, to mutualise and pool
resources, and to engage in the concrete initiatives and actions it promotes”.
To support the manifesto and join the partnership,
organisations are kindly asked to fill in the online form available here: Endorsement of C-P4S Manifesto
The online version of the Pact for Skills -C-P4S Manifesto
can be viewed under: https://bit.ly/C-P4S_Manifesto
European Covenant on
The Covenant aims to gather all local, regional and national authorities,
and other stakeholders, that commit to cooperate and implement evidence-based
solutions to support active and healthy ageing as a comprehensive answer to
Europe’s demographic challenge.
Carina Dantas is the Vice-President since 2016.
local and regional authorities, and other stakeholders, in developing
environments for active and healthy ageing that:
To reach these
objectives, the Covenant is open to all interested parties (i.e. local,
regional and national authorities, as well as civil society organisations,
industries, research centres and universities) that voluntarily commit to
making age-friendly environments a reality in their communities and to share
their experience with other Covenant members.
Full members of the Covenant commit to develop an action plan on age-friendly
environments, i.e. one or several of the eight domains of the WHO age-friendly
environments approach: housing, transport, community services and health
services, outdoor spaces and buildings, social participation, respect and
social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and
information. Such plan has to set priorities to help the public authority
become (more) age-friendly, with the help of Ordinary and Associate members.
The Covenant is
aligned with existing initiatives such as the World Health
Organisation Global Network on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC),
Healthy Cities Network, the Dublin Declaration on age-friendly cities and communities
in Europe and the EIP-AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy
Ageing), in order to work in a coordinated approach. The Covenant is
established as an international non-for-profit association under the Belgian