SHAPES 2nd Dialogue Workshop poster 29th October 2020

In October, we focus on integrated care – join our campaign & online workshop!

The integration of health and social care is one of the key challenges in Europe’s care systems. It is a huge obstacle to ensure healthy ageing and independent living for all, a key goal of SHAPES.

Our project is working on it, and we want to trigger a debate with all interested stakeholders. We want to share our work and hear from everyone involved in the development of integrated care.

You can be part of the conversation in two ways:

  • Follow our awareness campaign, which is ongoing in all our social media accounts during the month of October! Debate is particularly lively in Twitter. Just visit our Twitter account and/or look for the campaign hashtag #SHAPESdialogue.
  • Join our second online SHAPES Dialogue Workshop next 29 October! The workshop is free and will allow you to actively exchange with other interested stakeholders from across Europe.

To register to the Dialogue Workshop, simply click here.

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Cities and regions building homes for life workshop

SHAPES supports policies and practices improving the environments in which we age. Housing is a relevant part of our environment and it should be adapted to our changing needs.

A virtual workshop of the Homes4Life project (http://www.homes4life.eu/) gives the opportunity to futher dig into the subject: the “Cities and regions building homes for life” workshop will present how the project developed a European Certification Scheme for Ageing in Place, a useful tool to foster the “homes for all life” approach in collaboration with different key stakeholders (e.g. architects, construction sector, decision makers, tenants, and social housing organisations).

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United Nations HRC Report on Human rights of older persons: the data gap

Ahead of the next SHAPES Dialogue Workshop, the consortium shares the report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, examining the significance of data for the realization of the human rights of older persons, as a prerequisite for evidence-based and informed decision-making and normative action. In the document, the Independent Expert analyses the current data gap on older persons, its causes, and its impact on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, as well as the prospects and risks associated with the data revolution in this context.
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Older adult engagement in user-centered, innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing

Introduction: Health is considered to be a major determinant of quality of life, well-being, social participation and accessibility to healthcare [1]. Assistive technology (AT) is promoted as a means of retaining autonomy and quality of life for older adults [2]. Thus, the evolution of digitisation of services and eHealth technologies will be key to the restructuring of care delivery and help to personalise and customise individual care [3]. In this context, the SHAPES project [4] aims to create the first European open Ecosystem enabling the large-scale deployment of a broad range of digital solutions for supporting and extending healthy and independent living for older adults who are facing permanently or temporarily reduced functionality and capabilities.

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Together We Can Ensure Public Space Does Not Become A No-Go Zone

“A lack of co-ordination at the local, national and international level on numerous initiatives launched rapidly to combat COVID-19 could result in notably reduced co-operation and exchanges of data and results between funded projects.”

Issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this warning claims that “Involving multi-sector and multi-partner co-ordination mechanisms is key to help countries better prepare for the world of tomorrow.”

Given the likelihood that we will be living with the threat of pandemics for the foreseeable future, working cooperatively and pooling resources will help safeguard the long-term sustainability of our health and social care sectors, and ensure public space remains a safe and habitable communal meeting point for all.

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Impact of COVID-19 on civil society organisations : Make your voice heard!

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has launched an online survey to better understand the consequences of the pandemic for civil society organisations and how they responded to the new COVID-19 challenges. The information collected during that survey will allow the EESC to define policy recommendations that may help you better prosecute your mission in the coming period.

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Preventing and managing COVID-19 across long-term care services: Policy brief

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected older people disproportionately, especially those living in long-term care facilities. In many countries, evidence shows that more than 40% of COVID-19 related deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities, with figures being as high as 80% in some high-income countries. Concerted action is needed to mitigate the impact across all aspects of long-term care, including home- and community-based care, given that most users and providers of care are those who are vulnerable to severe COVID-19.

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Newsletter available on website

The 1st SHAPES Newsletter is now available!

You can view it and all other future newsletters at: https://shapes2020.eu/news/newsletter-archives/

Please subscribe to the newsletter and share it with your personal contacts and in your social media profiles, using #SHAPESH2020

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SHAPES First Awareness campaign

Designed to support the 1st Dialogue Workshop organised by SHAPES, the project’s consortium got engaged into an online campaign, running in April and May 2020. However, that was no easy period to deal with not-strictly COVID-19 related content, both in traditional media and social media. With the Coronavirus locking the whole European continent down and monopolising both the virtual debate and impacting on the real life, it was hard to focus on something else.

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