HeaLIQs4Cities* - Healthy Lifestyle Innovation Quarters for Cities and Citizens, aims to boost healthy lifestyles by promoting the interaction between citizens and academia, healthcare enterprises and local government. Citizens are engaged in a Healthy Living Room to test Innovative technologies and to meet simple and accurate messages about healthy lifestyles. LIQs take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) and Coimbra (Portugal), two regions considered as Reference Sites for Active and Healthy Ageing by the European Comission.
In 2018, LIQs were set up in urban places during two large public events, the European Universities Games, in Coimbra, and The Healthy Ageing Week, in Groningen.
In 2019, LIQs Mobile Healthy Living Room will reach citizens in rural areas in the neighborhoods of Coimbra and Groningen. Besides the individual lifestyle assessment and recommendations, LIQs will promote a participatory community program aiming to encourage healthier behaviors and environments.
*HeaLIQs4Cities is an EIT Health project, coordinated by the Pedro Nunes Institute (IPN), the University of Coimbra (UC) and the University Medical Center of Groningen (UMCG). EIT Health is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.