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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Latest Project News

In Assen, it is the middle-aged that are lonely

07 April 2021

Around 40 per cent of the population in the Dutch city of Assen are feeling lonely. Unusually for The Netherlands, social loneliness is higher in the …

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Digital excursions against loneliness

11 March 2021

Diakonie Bremen uses a virtual art walk to get people to meet and chat from the comfort of their homes.

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Visualising Värmland

14 December 2020

Pinpointing population demographics has become much easier for the Swedish region, with a new tool developed as part of the I2I project.

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Starting a DIY Community for young people in Denmark

13 November 2020

How can you limit loneliness when you also have to limit physical contact?

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Going door to door in Aalst

29 October 2020

This fall, the Belgian city has been going door to door to conduct interviews on social inclusion. "We must have the courage to talk to and help each …

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