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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Volunteer engagement and social isolation

14 October 2020

Many organizations that deal with social isolation are depending on volunteer workers. At the same time, volunteering can be a way out of isolation. I2I recently organized an online seminar about the …

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Hosting a workshop on loneliness in Region Värmland

09 October 2020

Swedish I2I partner Region Värmland invited stakeholders to talk about work on social inclusion and to raise awareness of the project.

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Teaching service design by video

17 September 2020

Four videos show how to approach stakeholder mapping, user profiles, interviews and observation in service design projects. The videos were produced by Region Värmland for I2I partners.

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Working with social inclusion in COVID-19 times

11 August 2020

The pandemic is affecting everything from volunteering to organisations and personal relationships. I2I partners recently sat down for a digital roundtable on how the situation is impacting work on so…

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First steps in Arendal

26 June 2020

From Isolation to Inclusion wants to map the needs of the elderly in Norway’s Arendal municipality. In June, the project met with the heads of the home care services.

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