21 March 2023 13:57
EU_SHAFE project to conclude in Bizkaia with exchanges of good practices among the six participating European regions
Bizkaia Provincial Council is the host at the closure of this European project being held this week, at venues including the Guggenheim Museum and the Euskalduna Conference Centre, in Bilbao. The European regions participating in this project led by Bizkaia, Coimbra (Portugal), Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia), Aarhus Municipality (Denmark), Louth (Ireland) and Hamburg (Germany), have visited the first etxeTIC centre launched by the provincial institution and the apartments with the support of Etxegoki. EU_SHAFE (Europe Enabling Smart Healthy Age-friendly Enviroments) aims to improve policies and practices in the seven participating regions by developing a comprehensive approach to Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments through a “learning by sharing” methodology.
The representatives of the European regions in the etxeTIC Etxaniz center.
The EU_SHAFE project, launched in 2019, coming to its final stage these days. Bizkaia Provincial Council, which has led this project, has hosted the regions that have been sharing it: Coimbra (Portugal), Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia), Aarhus Municipality (Denmark), Louth (Ireland) and Hamburg (Germany).
The objective of EU_SHAFE (Europe Enabling Smart Healthy Age-friendly Enviroment) has been the collaboration between the seven participating European regions to improve policies and initiatives by developing a comprehensive approach to Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments through a ‘learning by sharing’ methodology, for which they have exchanged experiences in good practices implemented in each of them.
The working sessions that will bring this European project to a close will be carried out until next Wednesday. They began yesterday at the Guggenheim Museum and will conclude tomorrow with a pooling of all the projects at the Euskalduna Conference Centre. Both spaces are icons of Bilbao and Bizkaia’s transformation, just as etxeTIC aspires to be in the community healthcare transition. On Tuesday, the representatives from the European regions viewed on site this etxeTIC public service launched in Bizkaia, an example of good practice within the EU_SHAFE project, and also visited the apartments with Etxegoki support.
The EU_SHAFE project has been funded with 1,500,000 euros from Interreg Europe, a pan-European programme co-funded by the European Unions alongside Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (until 2020). Throughout its development, the EU_SHAFE project has identified more than 40 good practices that the members of the consortium -Cáritas Diocesana in Coimbra, Razvojni center Srca Slovenije, d.o.o., Center for Frihedsteknologi - Aarhus Kommune, Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta Baile Átha Cliath, ECHAlliance, University of Deusto, Frei und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behorde für Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz and Louth County Council and Bizkaia Provincial Council- have shared with different public authorities and key stakeholders at close to 50 both intra- and inter-regional learning events.