Networks are essential to realise SHAFE. SHAFE was born in a Thematic Network in 2018, approved by the European Commission and supported by 160 organisations or networks. SHAFE evolved in 2019 into a Stakeholders Network that launched the Position Paper  on SHAFE in 2020. The Stakeholders Network continues to address the political agenda of Europe to support digital and social transformation and participation.

COST Action 19136 NET4Age-Friendly “INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY NETWORK ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN AN AGE-FRIENDLY DIGITAL WORLD” (2020-2024) is supported by the European Commission through the COST Programme, which funds research and innovation networks and their activities. At the moment NET4Age consists of a network of 320 researchers from 46 countries.

NET4Age aims to establish new local, regional ecosystems or to promote the growth of existing ones in each European country involved, working in health and wellbeing towards an age-friendly digital world. Local ecosystems, consisting of among others citizens, local authorities, social and healthcare, urban planners, industry, research and academia are very well equipped to jointly work on the building of inclusive environments.

You are welcome to join our networks.


Willeke van Staalduinen


Carina Dantas