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SIforAGE Prize winners to be presented during the SIforAGE International Conference 2016

01 August / 2016
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Last year, we informed you about the projects awarded with the SIforAGE Prize on Social Innovation Research. Now we can proudly announce that during the Day 1 and Day 2 of the SIforAGE International Conference 2016, which will take place on the 19th and 20th October at the Universitat de Barcelona, these projects and their results done during the past year will be presented.

The Social Innovation Research Prize (or SIforAGE Prize) aims at giving recognition to projects which undertook research into social innovation in active and healthy ageing, and which made significant contributions to aged communities, their families, and caregivers in order to promote an inclusive society. The three winners were: ESium Project (Active ageing and intergenerational solidarity: an example in the university context), MiraMap (Crowdmapping Mirafiori Sud) and Enred@te.

ESium Proyect is coordinated by Silvia Martínez de Miguel López (University of Murcia, Spain), and its main goal is to promote closer interactions between two distant age groups – younger and older people – while raising awareness about the importance of social participation. During the Conference, the projects will be presented by the Faculty of Education of the University of Murcia, the Murcian Institute of Social Action (IMAS), and the Professional School of Social Educators of the Murcia Region.

MiraMap is coordinated by Francesca De Filippi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) and it aims to map physical, visual and cultural barriers which prevent the most vulnerable inhabitants (most of all, older people) from enjoying the use of public spaces, by activating a participatory process within Mirafiori Sud district in Turin. The project is led by a team from the CRD-PVS Research Centre and the Department of Architecture and Design at the Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with the Mirafiori Sud Administrative District, the Comunità di Mirafiori Foundation and the City of Turin.

Enred@te is coordinated by Joaquin Perez & Elisa Moral (Spanish Red Cross, Spain) and it provides an openly available digital social network for older people to communicate with others and stay informed about different contents; and so improve the communication and socialisation of older people by promoting the use of digital services among those who live or feel alone. The project is devised by the Spanish Red Cross, the Spanish Vodafone Foundation, and the Social Technologies Foundation (TECSOS).

Do not miss the chance of knowing much more about those projects and their results during the 19th and 20th October 2016 at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. The SIforAGE International Conference 2016 is waiting for you!