Age-friendly environments, or more specific, smart healthy age-friendly environments, promote independent living, digitalization, social inclusion, and more health and wellbeing. AFEdemy, Academy on Age-Friendly Environments BV, focuses on the implementation of smart healthy age-friendly environments at local, regional or national level in European countries.
AFEdemy provides research, trainings, advice, public relations and networking activities to citizens, municipalities, companies and research. AFEdemy is involved in (European) projects and makes use of its own long term experiences with health, politics and IT-solutions to offer tailor made services on demand.
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Our core services
In order to address the wide range of aspects of smart healthy age-friendly environments, AFEdemy makes use of its own long-term experiences with health, politics, age-friendly environments and IT solutions in close cooperation with universities, research centres, advocacy organisations and businesses who act as guest-trainers to provide the following services:
Multilateral or bilateral co-operation
Support and coaching
Indicators, guidelines and standards
While AFEdemy will package a set of foundational services, most of the services will be specifically tailored to address the needs of individual clients/participants.
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Cáritas Coimbra and AFEdemy are coordinators of the Thematic Network SHAFE – Smart Healthy Age Friendly Environments, approved by the European Commission for 2018. This network involves as partners 10 large European networks and more than 100 organizations from across Europe who brought contributions, comments and support of hundreds of stakeholders. The Joint Statement on Smart […]
After all the research developed during this Summer and the valuable inputs so many of you provided through survey answers and personal interviews, it is our privilege to share with you the Framing Paper on Smart Healthy Age Friendly Environments (See pdf file). The Framing Paper is fundamental for the Joint Statement that will be published […]
Yesterday Willeke presented the Thematic Network Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) at the Dutch Ministry of Health. The “Dwarsdenkerssession” was chaired by the Secretary-General. Other interesting items were Uitprobeerdienst Dalfsen (Homecare trial service) (@Henry Mulder) and Project Briljante Mislukkingen (Brilliant Failures). The presentation was followed by an inspiring discussion.
The Thematic Network on Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) was presented by Willeke van Staalduinen (AFEdemy) during a combined session of Eurocities and Action Group D4 of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA), last July 3rd, in Manchester. The joint meeting was organised by Age-friendly Greater Manchester. For two days, more than 50 participants […]
The Thematic Network Smart Healthy Age Friendly Environments (TN SHAFE), coordinated by Cáritas Coimbra and AFEdemy and assigned by the European Commission (DG SANTE) cordially invites you to participate in an online survey. The survey is an essential part of the Thematic Network 2018 SHAFE. The purpose of SHAFE is to define a common position on […]
Following the tremendous success of the Thematic Network SHAFE, Cáritas Coimbra and AFEdemy will participate in the Webinar Lessons learned and next steps – Thematic Networks 2018, sharing their challenges and experience during 2018, aiming at the enhancement of knowledge and skills of the new Thematic Networks coordinators. AGENDA (you can view the full agenda here) INTRODUCTION […]
2nd Webinar of the 2018 Thematic Network cycle by Smart Healthy Age Friendly Environments (SHAFE) Joint Statement: sharing the results and asking for comments The EU Health Policy Platform will host a live webinar, with the following agenda: AGENDA INTRODUCTION Giulio Gallo, Deputy Head of Unit, Country Knowledge and Scientific Committees, DG SANTE C2, European Commission SHAFE […]
SAVE THE DATE! Join our: The EU HEALTH POLICY PLATFORM will host a live webinar, following this agenda: IntroductionMr Giulio Gallo, Deputy Head of Unit, Country Knowledge and Scientific Committees (C2, DG SANTE), European Commission Presentation of Smart Healthy Age Friendly EnvironmentsConsortium, context, challenges, objectivesCarina Dantas, Innovation Director Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra Presentation of first results desk […]