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ECHAlliance Ecosystems: Portugal Ecosystem

The Portuguese Ecosystem on Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments brings together a wide range of Portuguese organizations committed to the promotion of a joint agenda for the implementation of Inclusive Environments for all ages, with particular emphasis in the areas of Health, Social Support, TICE and Infrastructures. 


Led by Cáritas Coimbra (Carina Dantas) and Coimbra Nursing School (João Apóstolo), it is also supported by an extensive Advisory Board of relevant national-wide opinion leaders and it is integrated in ECHAlliance network of ecosystems. 


Participation in a quadruple layer-scheme is encouraged, actively promoting collaboration between research/academia, public authorities, business and civil society/citizens, with the aim of addressing and finding common solutions to national challenges in this area.


Priority Matrix:

  • Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments;
  • AHA;
  • Integrated care pathways;
  • Citizen engangement;
  • eHealth solutions


Advisory Board Members


 Key People:

Carina Dantas

Diretora do Departamento de Inovação/ Innovation Director

Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra


João Luís Alves Apostle

Scientific Coordinator

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