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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 conversations in the Week against loneliness.

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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 series of workshops in Arendal municipality in Norway.…

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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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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 group of 45–55-year-olds than among the elderly.

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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 other more", says one resident.

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