Across the North Sea Region many people are experiencing social isolation and  loneliness. The public sector is struggling to address such a complex problem. Finding a solution requires action from many different agencies.

I2I will focus on innovation in service delivery (including utilising new technologies such as serious gaming, apps, chatbots, VR/AR) through bringing organisations together and co-creating solutions with the target groups.

The overall objective in I2I is to enhance innovation in social service delivery to improve social inclusion and counteract loneliness in NSR communities and neighbourhoods.

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Join us for our conference on social isolation and loneliness

15 October 2021

We promise an inspiring line-up of keynotes and interactive sessions.

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Coffee against loneliness

15 October 2021

“It all starts with direct contact”, says alderman Jan Broekema in the city of Assen. This month he was one of many handing out coffee and striking up…

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Workshop on inclusion draws full house

30 August 2021

There was a lot of engagement when the University of Agder and Arendal municipality invited to a workshop on social inclusion among older people.

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The importance of getting there

25 June 2021

Elderly people need both information and transportation to overcome social isolation and participate in activities. This has been the topic for a seri…

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Abertay students develop game for tackling social isolation

23 June 2021

The game prototype Budding Up lets people connect and collaborate online, without the need for verbal communication.

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