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24 mayo 2022Campus Bilbao

First Phase of EU_SHAFE Interreg project, in which UDEUSTO is a partner, comes to its end

After two and a half years of study visits and meetings to exchange experiences and analyse good practices around Europe, the EU_SHAFE project will come shortly at the end of its first phase (31 July 2022). UDEUSTO participates along the project by offering technical assistance for the analysis of the good practices collected from the stakeholders within the different participating regions at the Aggregated Assessment Report generated by UDEUSTO.

The main outcome of the intense collaboration between the regions is the finalisation of their Action Plans which contain strategies led to improve the regional policy instruments tackled, their timing, stakeholders involved, costs and sources of funding.

The main aim of the EU_SHAFE action plans is to promote the well-being and independent life of European citizens, positively impacting the challenge of demographic change in Europe.

Based on an initial assessment of each project’s region in 4 out of the 8 SHAFE domains as defined by the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Framework, 33 good practices have been identified and shared for inter-regional learning. The 4 domains selected by the EU_SHAFE partners, as judged more relevant for their needs of intervention in the area of social innovation, are Housing, Social Participation, Communication and Information, Health and Community Services.

During the project’s second phase, each EU_SHAFE region will kick start the implementation of the concrete actions foreseen in each plan with the ultimate goal of improving the addressed policy area and related instruments. The final event of the project is planned to take place in Bilbao, next March 2023.

More information about the EU_SHAFE project results