experience | projects | publications | education | other

Dec-2019 – current date

CEO and founding partner SHINE 2Europe
SME that aims to promote inclusive communities to all citizens, by delivering research services and support to the implementation of tech-Savvy, Healthy and INclusivE solutions –  

Sep-2018 – current date

ECHAlliance – International Projects Manager
The European Connected Health Alliance drives sustainable change and disruption in health and social care - +40 countries and 600 members.

Jan-2021 – current date

The Digital Health Society – Management team
Movement legacy of the Estonian Presidency of the Council EU that promotes digital health policies, and focuses on health data and data management.

Nov-2020 – current date

Chair – NET4AgeFriendly
COST Action | 38 countries (~215 researchers) | aims at the establishment of local or regional ecosystems to work on health and well-being in an age-friendly digital world.

Dec-2019 – current date

External expert for CEN/CENELEC – Ethics on the ICT Profession
Development of a CEN/ Technical Standard on European Professional Ethics Framework for the ICT Profession and a User Guide -

Feb-2019 – current date

European Commission, EIT Digital, Eureka – evaluator/reviewer
H2020 evaluator for DG RTD, DG Sante, DG CNECT. Evaluator of I2M awards and matchmaking

Feb-2019 – current date

Coordinator Stakeholders Network on Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments
Coordinator of Thematic Network SHAFE approved by DG Sante (EC) in 2018 and that is now a Stakeholders Network hosted in the EU Health Policy Platform – over 170 member organisations.

Jun-2018 – current date

Coordinator Portuguese Network on Healthy, Smart and Inclusive Environments
Technical Coordinator of Network REAVIVA with over 70 member organisations

Jun-2018 – current date

Standing Committee of Policy and Advocacy - International Health Literacy Association
Voluntary member - building a strong global voice on health literacy –

Jun-2016 – current date

EIP-AHA – Main coordinator – group D4 - Age-friendly environments
And evaluator of good practices (EU repository)

Jan-2016 – current date

Vice-President of the European Covenant on Demographic Change gathers over 150 EU public authorities and relevant stakeholders,

Abr-2012 – current date

Member of the Technical and Pedagogical Council CEARTE (training centre)
Pronunciation on the plans and programs of the courses; preparation of studies, expert opinions.

Apr-2020 – Jul-2020

Team Leader / expert for the AAL Programme – Ethics Certification
Development of the AAL Guidelines for Certification on Ethics, data security and privacy

Set-2011 – Dez-2020

Innovation Department Director | Senior Project Manager | Board of Directors
▪  Planning of institutional strategy; Head of Project Team; Head of Communication Team.
▪  Main Researcher in funded projects e.g. DAPAS (AAL), Smartwork (H2020), Mind&Gait (PT2020

Sep-2001 – Out-2011

Technical Director of viHda+ Centre / previously social worker in “Preserva” (HIV)
Management position in terms of human resources, organization psychosocial support to users.

Jan-2005 – Dez-2008

Translations and digital projects (subcontracting and tenders)
Translations, digital albums, processing / formatting, image processing, legal transcripts.

Abr-2003 - Dez-2003

Training Coordinator
Isotrust and Associação Positivo - Organization and technical coordination of training course.

Abr-2000 - Nov-2004

Trainer (404 hours)
I Several (Sistemas e Valores, Conclusão, Fastaoestudo, Isotrust, CDC, ESEC) :

"Introduction to communication"
"Verbal and nonverbal communication"
"Phases and decision group"
"Communication and Creativity"
"Life Project"
"Understanding of Mathematics"
"Group Dynamics / Drama Expression"
"Communication vs. Social System "
"Prevention of drug addiction" "Self-Knowledge"; "Law"
"Business Communication"
"Motivational Strategies"
"The Legal Regime of Social Security"
"Group Dynamics and Dramatic Expression"
"Business Creation"
"Occupation of Free Times"
"Child Developmental Psychology"
"Professional Ethics and Labour Legislation"



- Member of the UE Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition
- Strategic Council of RIS3 – smart specialization strategy Centro region Portugal
- Advisory Board of the CSA Homes4lifes (certification of smart living)
- Reviewer of the Integrated Care Foundation Journal and MDPI Journal on Social Sciences
- Member of the Organising Committee of the AAL Forum 2018 and 2019 and Egen2019
- Member of the Coordination Group of Ageing@Coimbra (reference site)
- Expert on several Delphi panels, e.g. FOCUS, mHealth apps certification, Smart Cities


- General Assembly / Board of the PTA of Solum South school 2013-2016.
- Vice-President of the Board of FORDOC – (Young Trainers and Teachers), and General Assembly in "More  Democracy Association" (civic, social and political) 2001 to 2005.
- Founding Member of G.A.T. - Portuguese Group of Activists on HIV/ 2002 to 2004.
- President of the Delegation of Coimbra of POSITIVO Association - Oct 2002 to Dec 2003

SPEAKER (few examples)

- MyData Conference 2020 – virtual conference
- Digital Health Society Summit – virtual conference
- B-Day 2019 – European Commission Annual Conference – Brussels, Belgium
- AAL Forum 2019 – Aarhus, Denmark
- Conference of Partners EIP-AHA 2018 - Brussels, Belgium
- Europe Social Housing: looking back, moving forward – Amesterdam, The Netherlands
- WorldCist’17 - 5th WorldConference on IT and Technologies, Porto Santo, Portugal
- 2016 European Summit on Innovation for active and Healthy Ageing – Brussels, Belgium
- International Conference Neighbourhoods of the Future – Brussels, Belgium
- International Conference Age-Friendly Environments – Malahide (Dublin), Ireland
- International Conference Building the Future of Health – Groningen, Netherlands
- Refugees Crisis – TV program on RTP2


experience | projects | publications | education | other


STEP_UP | 2020-2023 (Erasmus+) – Coord. SHINE
Stop epidemic growth through learning – a gaming and training approach

NET4AgeFriendly | 2020 – 2024 | COST Action | Chair: Carina Dantas | 38 countries (~280 researchers)
National ecosystems on health and wellbeing in an age-friendly digital world.

GoodBrother | Sep 2020 – Sep 2024 | COST Action | 37 countries
Research on audio and video applications regarding ethics and privacy

DESIRE | 2020-2023 (Erasmus +) – Coord. STUBA
Innovative training course to adapt or design age-friendly housing.

Smart for Democracy and Diversity | 2020-2023 (Erasmus+) – Coord. ISIS
Digital Education Concepts for Diversity and Democratic Participation

The response of CSOs to Covid-19 pandemic and consequent restrictive measures adopted in Europe | 2020 (European Economic Social Committee) – Coord. Wise Angle

BIG – Educational game: Building Inclusive Environments for All Generations | 2020-2022 (Erasmus+) – Coord. AFEdemy
Develop the BIG game, raise awareness and transfer knowledge on age-friendly environments

UnionMigrantNet and Cities Together for Integration | 2020-2022 (H2020) – Coord ETUC
Contract as E-communications managers and development of the e-marketing strategy.

Expert contract for CEN/CENELEC (with Uninfo) to build and validate the European Professional Ethics Framework for the ICT Profession | 2018 – 2022

Expert contract for the AAL Programme to develop the Guidelines on Ethics, data security and privacy | 2020 – 2022

Contract as E-communications manager for ETUC, in the project
UnionMigrantNet and Cities Together for Integration” | 2010 - 2023

In the ECHAlliance:

Smartwork | 2019-2021 (H2020 Digital transformation in Health and Care) – Coord: Byte
Worker-centric AI system for work ability sustainability. ECHA is leading comms & exploitation

Gatekeeper | 2019-2023 (H2020 IA) – Coord. UPM
Multi Centric Large-Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments

Gravitate Health | 2020-2025 (H2020 IMI-2019-18-03) – Coord. Univ Oslo and Pfizer
Equip and empower citizens with digital information tools for their health journey

DigitalHealthEurope | 2019-2020 (H2020 CSA) – Coord. empirica
Support to enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market

WE4AHA | 2018-2020 (H2020 CSA) – Coord. Funka
Enabling large-scale uptake of digital innovation for active and healthy ageing

Trillium II| 2017-2019 (H2020 CSA) – Coord. MedCom / HL7
Advance adoption of the International patient summary through standards and interoperability


experience | projects | publications | education | other


Reviewer of abstracts submitted for the 2019 InternationalConference on Soft Computing and Machine Learning (SCML 2019 - April26th-29th, 2019 - Wuhan, China)

Reviewer of articles submitted to the Integrated Care Foundation Journal

Reviewer of articles submitted to the MDPI Journals and Geriatrics Journal

Reviewer of abstracts submitted to International Conference on Integrated Care 2019 & 2020

Workshop organiser and reviewer of abstracts for the Conference PETRA 2019

Jury – Regional Awards on Active and Healthy Ageing – editions 2018 & 2019

Jury - pre-selection panel of the European Silver Economy Awards (May 2018)


Smart and inclusive environements for all - SHAFE explained - Authors – Carina Dantas, Willeke van Staalduinen, Maddalena Illario, Luiza Spiru

Proposing a common basis for health data access across Europe - Authors – ​several contributors, including Carina Dantas

Building Inclusive Environments for All Ages with Citizens - ​Authors: Willeke van Staalduinen, Carina Dantas, Joost van Hoof, Andrzej Klimczuk

What do nurses and carers in Portugal wish and need from a digital intelligent assistant for nursing applications - Authors: Natália Machado, Carina Dantas, Ana Filipa Leandro, et al

State of the art on ethical, legal, and social issues linked to audio- and video- based AAL solutions - ​​Authors: ​Alin Ake-Kob, ​Aurelija Blazeviciene, ​Liane Colonna, ​Anto Čartolovni, Carina Dantas, et al

STEP_UP thematic report on preventive measures on COVID 19 - ​​Authors: ​Carina Dantas e Luis Dias

Success and Hindrance Factors of AHA-Oriented Open Service Platforms - ​Authors: Andrea Carboni, Dario Russo, Davide Moroni, Paolo Barsocchi, Alexander Nikolov, Carina Dantas, et al

Benefits and Hurdles of AI In The Workplace – What Comes Next? - Authors: Carina Dantas, Karolina Mackiewicz, Valentina Tageo, et al

The iterative model of ethical analysis for large-scale implementation of ICT solutions – Authors: Carina Dantas, et al

Health data sharing governance - the voice of European experts interviewed – Authors: Carina Dantas, Karolina Mackiewicz, Valentina Tageo

Learning to implement Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments - Authors – Willeke van Staalduinen, Javier Ganzarain, Carina Dantas, et al

Business Model Canvas Insights for the Adoption of International Patient Summary Standards in the Mhealth Industry – Authors: Valentina Tageo, Carina Dantas, Catherine Chronaki, et al

The response of civil society organisations to face the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictive measures adopted in Europe – Study – Authors: Valentina Tageo, Carina Dantas, Alessandro Corsello and Luis Dias, comissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee

The response of civil society organisations to face the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictive measures adopted in Europe – Catalogue – Authors: Valentina Tageo, Carina Dantas, Alessandro Corsello and Luis Dias, comissioned by the European Economic Social Committee

Endless Benefits Vs. Huge Risks: AI and Health at workplace - Authors: Karolina Mackiewicz, Carina Dantas
Overcoming hurdles towards health data transformation - Authors: Karolina Mackiewicz, Carina Dantas
Building citizen trust in the digital society - Author: Carina Dantas
Key aspects to advancing the upscale of digital health: communication and user involvement - Authors: Karolina Mackiewicz, Carina Dantas

OPINION ARTICLE  Reformular cuidados centrados na pessoa promovendo parcerias

OPINION ARTICLE Sem desculpas – crónica de uma pandemia a terminar?

BOOK CHAPTER Manual do Cuidador – Envelhecimento Ativo e Saudável  (Caregivers Manual – Active and Healthy Ageing) Author of Chapter O Cuidado Complementar

AAL Guidelines for Ethics, Data Privacy and Security – Authors: Carina Dantas, Petra Hoogendoorn, Ilse Kryspin-Exner, Astrid Stuckelberger, Daniel Tijink

Sustainable Housing Supporting Health and Well-Being – Authors: Regis Decorme, Silvia Urra, Olatz Nicolas, Carina Dantas et al

Consultation paper: Citizen-controlled health data sharing governance – Authors: Carina Dantas, Mackiewicz, Valentina Tageo

The role of AI technologies in working through COVID-19 and its aftermath. Concerted paper between partners and projects – Editors: Sofia Ortet,Carina Dantas, Karolina Mackiewicz, Valentina Tageo

EU_SHAFE Aggregated Assessment Report - Authors – Asier Kapanaga, Antonia Caro, Carina Dantas, Sofia Ortet, et al

European Synthesis Report on contents and methods for online training packages – Editors: Jesper Schulze, Karin Stiehr, Javier Ganzarain; Contributors: Carina Dantas et al

Portuguese Study to cross knowledge gaps and to prepare online training packages – Authors: Carina Dantas, Natália Machado, Ana Oliveira, Sofia Ortet, et al

Perceived Usefulness, Satisfaction, Ease of Use and Potential of a Virtual Companion to Support the Care Provision for Older Adults – Authors: Ana Jegundo, Carina Dantas, et al.

ARIA digital anamorphosis: Digital transformation of health and care in airway diseases from research to practice Authors: Jean Bousquet, Josep Anto, …, Carina Dantas, et al

BOOK CHAPTER Desafios Demográficos: o Envelhecimento - Caminhar para implementação de Ambientes Saudáveis, Inteligentes e Amigáveis – published by CES.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES in Encyclopedia of Gerontology and PopulationAging - Autonomy and Ageing | Ageing Policy transfer, adoption and change

OPINION ARTICLE Velho pode ser bom? A crónica do 5º país

A review of successful initiatives and models on Patient Summary standards in mHealth apps – Authors: Carina Dantas, Valentina Tageo, Catherine Chronaki, et al

Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments? Policy recommendations of the thematic network SHAFE (103-108) – Authors: Carina Dantas, Willeke van Staalduinen, et al

Joint Statement on SHAFE – Authors: Carina Dantas, Willeke van Staalduinen et al

Older workers, technology and the balance of power: an ethical review (464-467) – Authors: Carina Dantas, Willeke van Staalduinen, et al

The reference site collaborative network of the European Innovation Partnership On Active And Healthy Ageing (66-81) - Authors: Jean Bousquet, Maddalena Illario, Carina Dantas, et al

Health Tourism: an opportunity for sustainable development (109-115) - Maddalena Illario, Vicenzo De Luca, Lisa Leonardini, Maciej Kucharczyk, Anne-Sofphe Parent, Carina Dantas, et al

An interregional, transdisciplinary and good practice-based approach for frailty: the Mind&Gait Project (11-16) – Authors: João Apóstolo, Filipa Couto, Carina Dantas, et al

SmartWork: designing a smart age-friendly living and working environment for office workers (435-441) – Authors: Otilia Kocsis, Carina Dantas, et al

Pervasive technologies applied to the work environment. implications for end-users: the foreground for SmartWork concerns and requirements -Authors: Sofia Ortet, Carina Dantas, et al

State of the Art Report for Smart Habitat for Older Persons – Authors: Signe Tomsone, Petra Marešova, (…) Carina Dantas, et al

Developing a Smart Toilet System for ageing people and persons with disabilities – Authors: Cristina Balaceanu, Ioana Marcu, George Suciu, Carina Dantas and Peter Mayer

White Paper Caregivers’ role in ICT development and exploitation for Age-Friendly Environments - Authors: Ana Jegundo, Gil Gonçalves, Carina Dantas, et al.

Next-generation ARIA care pathways for rhinitis and asthma: a model for multimorbid chronic diseases – Authors: Jean Bousquet, Holger Schünemann, Alkis Togias (…), Carina Dantas et al.

Usability Evaluation of a Virtual Assistive Companion – Authors: Ana Jegundo, Carina Dantas, et al.

Framing Paper on SHAFE - Authors: Carina Dantas, Willeke van Staalduinen et al

Privacy Preference Terms in AHA - Authors: Gottfried Zimmerman, Carina Dantas, et al

The Quadruple Helix-Based Innovation Model of Reference Sites for Active and Healthy Ageing in Europe: The Ageing@Coimbra Case Study – Authors: João Malva, …Carina Dantas, et al

Project IdoVis - Visitors contribute to aging with more affection – Authors: Carina Dantas, et al

Association between hearing loss and self-perception of the hearing handicap in older person – Authors: Anamélia Almeida De Oliveira, Carina Dantas, et al - Journal Aging and Innovation

Smart Age-friendly Cities | Age-friendly Smart Cities! – Authors: Willeke S., Carina D, et al

Best practice handbook on fall prevention / Manual de boas práticas em prevenção de quedas Authors: Anamélia Almeida, Anabela Mota Pinto, Carina Dantas, Paulo Nossa

Speaking Robots: The Challenges of Acceptance by the Ageing Society – Authors: José Oliveira, Gonçalo Martins, Ana Jegundo, Carina Dantas, Cindy Wings, Luis Santos, et al

Age-friendly tourism – Authors: Willeke van Staalduinen, Carina Dantas, et al

Verification Methodology of Ethical compliance for users, researchers and developers of Personal Care Robots – Authors: Carina Dantas, Pedro Balhau, Ana Jegundo, et al

European Portuguese Validation of Usefulness, Satisfaction and Ease of use Questionnaire (USE) – Authors: Carina Dantas, Ana Jegundo, et al


experience | projects | publications | education | other

Jan-2004 / Dez-2005

Postgraduate Studies in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
High Studies School – Miguel Torga Superior Institute
1 year of lectures and 1 year of supervision (Dr. António Mendonça). Final thesis entitled "The Angel of Death: the failure of prevention campaigns of HIV/AIDS."


VI Course of Ongoing Formation for Prevention of Drug Addiction
Drug and Addictions Institute
Various perspectives of intervention: social, psychological, pharmacological, rehabilitation, research. 2 papers: "From Depression to Drug Addiction - an analytical perspective" and "Group Psychotherapy."

Set-1994 / Jan-2000

Degree in Law (Pre-Bologna)
Law School – University of Coimbra


experience | projects | publications | education | other

(previous examples)

- 2015 - Facilitator / coordinator of Refugees support and housing in Coimbra’s Dioceses
- 2013 – Municipal network for the implementation of the millennium development goals
- 2013 – Person of contact for Prog. Bebida Solidária – SIC educational achievement
- 2012/2013 -   Municipal network for 2012 - European Year of Active Ageing
- 2012/2013 – Creation, coordination and evaluation of project Entregerações – 193 activities with more than 5000 beneficiaries/participants concerning active ageing
- 2011/2012 – Social network for HIV intervention - with City Hall and local partners
- 2011 – Coordinator in Cáritas Coimbra of the Volunteer program with EDP Foundation

Drivers license

C – 068530 – B category