COPE project was presented at the International Conference Learning and Implementing Social Innovation

The COPE project was presented on November 8th in Coimbra, Portugal, at the International Conference Learning and Implementing Social Innovation – talking about Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments. This conference was co-organised by SHINE 2Europe, AFEdemy, NET4Age-Frienldy and Coimbra’s Nursing School.

On the first day of this conference, in a plenary session named “People at the centre of the interventions”, Ana Gama, from NOVA University of Lisbon, presented the COPE project as an example of good practices in Social Innovation.

COPE aims to implement and evaluate a holistic, personalised and integrated approach to connect young people that are not working, studying or in training, with social and community services, thus reducing social exclusion. COPE is a project based on the Social Prescribing approach, already widely implemented in UK.  

COPE – Capabilities, Opportunities, Places and Engagement is a project funded by the European Commission under EaSI (European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation), dedicated to the health and social inclusion of NEETs, running from January 2022 to December 2023, with the involvement of 7 partners from 4 different European countries.

The Autonomous Province of Trento is the coordinator, and the other partners of the project are the Trentino Federation of Cooperation and the Coges Don Milani Group of Mestre (Italy), the National School of Public Health of NOVA University of Lisbon and SHINE 2Europe (Portugal), the University of East London (England) and the European Foundation for Philanthropy and Development of Society (Croatia).

Events like this conference are important to share the results of the project and to enlarge our networking, sharing experiences and good practices.

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