Has a degree in Law, post graduate studies in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and is Innovation Director at Cáritas Coimbra. Carina is Vice-President of the European Covenant on Demographic Change, and Main Coordinator of group D4 of the EIP-AHA. Also Coordinator of the Thematic Network on Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments and Member of the Standing Committee on Policy and Advocacy of the International Health Literacy Association. She is reviewer of the Integrated Care Foundation Journal and member of the Organising Committee of AAL Forum 2018 and 2019.


Has a degree in Economics and a master’s degree in management from the University of Coimbra. She is project manager at Caritas Coimbra, performing technical and scientific work of ongoing projects and is the contact person for financial and administrative management of projects. She is stand-in coordinator of EIPonAHA – Action Group D4 and Board of Directors’ member of the EU Covenant on Demographic Change; Programme Committee Member of AAL Forum 2019 and Jury member of the SilverEco® Awards.


Willeke van

Is graduated in political science and was nurse in practice in mental healthcare. She worked in Dutch parliament and the Netherlands Board for healthcare institutions as policy advisor on healthcare policies and guidelines. As researcher with TNO she got involved in the topic on age-friendly environments and Europe. Since 2016 she works as freelancer on the topic and founded company AFEdemy.


Has a master’s degree in International Law and Human Rights and is a PhD student in the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Between 2006 and 2010 she developed a social projects with impoverished children in Brasília. Since 2019 she is working for Caritas Coimbra as a project manager for the Innovation Department, giving support on preparation and execution of national and international projects, like the Dapas project-AAL Programme.


Has a degree in Organizational Communication, Corporate Communications and Public Relations. She is a Public Relations and Communication Manager of the Innovation Department of Cáritas Coimbra (Portugal) since 2014. She works in communication, internal and external, media, digital platforms, events, marketing, and also integrates the team that implements pilots for innovation projects. Flávia leads the dissemination activities related to the projects and to the work carried out in all areas of Caritas Coimbra.


Has a degree in Design and Multimedia from University of Coimbra. Since 2018 she works for Cáritas Coimbra (Portugal) as a Public Relations Specialist of the Innovation Department, managing digital platforms and supporting the work on social media, content production and overall dissemination activities.

The SmartWork project also counts with the inputs and contributions of the IT Department, Human Resources, Financial Department and with the participation of several workers from the different centres of Cáritas Coimbra, that will also collaborate in the project pilot.