Across the North Sea Region many people continue to experience social isolation and loneliness. The Covid pandemic has not helped but ‘on the plus side’ many innovative solutions have emerged as a result. The From Isolation to Inclusion (I2I) project is going well and there are two forthcoming events which will showcase developments and encourage discussion around this very important subject.
You are welcome to attend these events – in person or online!
First up is the Campaign to End Loneliness conference and launch event.
The conference is on 18 November and will have a rich range of speakers from around the world, as well as poster sessions, musical performances, and an exhibition. The I2I project will be represented and Janine Rinsampessy from Assen will be talking about her work.
To launch the conference they are having an interesting event on the evening of Thursday 11 November with leading thinkers about how loneliness connects to broader themes in politics and society. They include Noreena Hertz, author of The Lonely Century, Jon Yates, author of Fractured and Will Tanner, director of leading think tank Onward.
There will also be a livestream and we hope for questions to the panel from the live audience in London as well as those tuning in from around the world.
Then please join the I2I mid-term conference on social isolation and loneliness.
On the 2nd of December, the cities of Aalst and Turnhout are hosting the event which combines key note speakers with practical workshops on social isolation, social inclusion and loneliness on a neighbourhood level. It should be an inspiring day.