Multiplier Event in Coimbra, Portugal, and online

On November 8, 2023, SHINE 2Europe organized the GreenerAge Multiplier Event, conducted both in Coimbra and online.

During the morning, a face-to-face session took place at the Old Pumping Station in the city park (Water Museum). This session, a collaborative effort between GreenerAge and the OneAquaHealth projects, shared a common goal: promoting sustainability and fostering sustainable behaviours among citizens.

The event was co-organized by SHINE and the University of Coimbra, specifically through its Centre for Marine and Environmental Sciences (Freshwater Ecology MARE UC). The event, titled “OneAquaHealth and GreenerAge: Together for a More Sustainable Coimbra,” underscored its purpose: presenting both projects and fostering dialogue among key local stakeholders regarding environmental sustainability and the health of the city’s natural and human ecosystems.

This initiative brought together numerous prominent organizations in Coimbra, including policy-makers, academia, civil society organizations, and environmental associations, such as Município de Coimbra, Associação Portuguesa do Ambiente, Universidade de Coimbra (with Freshwater Ecology MARE, Centro de Estudos Sociais), Eugénio de Castro School Group, Administração Regional de Saúde do Centro, Caritas Diocesana de Coimbra, ITECONS, ClimAção, among others.

In the afternoon, the online event was held, with SHINE engaging with 55+ citizens and two workers from Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Seia. It was a pleasure to have the presence of GreenerAge associated partners: Santa Casa da Misericórdia and ITECONS.

In both events, GreenerAge results were presented, including policy recommendations, a compendium, and a trainer manual. Additionally, participants had the opportunity to hands-on explore the amazing educational platform designed to enhance environmental literacy.

Feedback from the participants was exceedingly positive. Some expressed their willingness to share the GreenerAge platform in schools and other events. Others suggested that the remarkable results of the project should be disseminated nationwide, proposing the idea of sharing through Senior Universities