European Conference on Loneliness 18 March 2022

The University of Grenoble Alpes will host a conference on loneliness on 18. March 2022, the Social Connection policy, research and action summit under the French EU Presidency https://lnkd.in/eHcY7z3A. The conference can be attended by live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7la_YZuu73U

 

 

Loneliness in Europe will be present. Judith Merkies will interview Vice-President Dubravka Šuica of the European Commission, together with Edward Garcia. Edward is the Co-chair of Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection.

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European Conference on Loneliness on 18 March 2022

 

The University of Grenoble Alpes will host a conference on loneliness on 18 March 2022, the Social Connection policy, research and action summit under the French EU Presidency https://lnkd.in/eHcY7z3A. The conference can be attended by live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7la_YZuu73U

Hans Rocha IJzerman is the organizer of the conference https://www.lippc2s.fr/archives/person/ijzerman-hans/

Loneliness in Europe will be present. Judith Merkies will interview Vice-President Dubravka Šuica of the European Commission, together with Edward Garcia. Edward is the Co-chair of Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection. This interview is a follow up of the interview of the Vice-President in November 2020, during the first conference on Loneliness as organized by Silbernetz Berlin.

 

Vice President of the European Parliament Evelyn Regner https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/96998/EVELYN_REGNER/home will share a video message on the pilot project as launched by Loneliness in Europe and supported by the EP in 2020

The Joint Research Center (JRC) is responsible for the collection of data and best practices as mentioned in the EP Pilot Project (https://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/214277/budg2021-doc6-txt-2-en.pdf). The JRC’s first insights : https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC125873

On 12/13 November 2020, the first European conference on loneliness will take place!

With best practices, how to create a network and an interview with Vice-President Šuica or the European Commission and Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn.

Check out this link (in German): https://www.silbernetz.org/silbernetz_kongress.html

LonelinessinEurope has offered its network and support to bring about this first conference. It thanks Silbernetz for organizing the conference and bringing together a network of people with one goal: ending loneliness.

Judith Merkies of LonelinessinEurope will moderate several sessions and the interview with VP Šuica and Minister Jens Spahn. Check the program. Or even better participate in the discussion and register.

Growing interest in loneliness policy in Germany

 

Loneliness has arrived as a policy topic at the federal level of policy making. The Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth supports more cooperation, more notably on regional level, to end loneliness: https://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/familienministerin-giffey-setzt-sich-fuer-initiativen-gegen-einsamkeit-im-alter-ein/26602152.html?ticket=ST-9298202-VHunxMFAMnv03Psf40oO-ap5

 

At the same time, Minister of Health Jens Spahn will attend the first European loneliness conference in Germany on 12. November 2020 to show his support for actions to end loneliness.

https://www.silbernetz.org/silbernetz_kongress.html

Interview with Judith Merkies in Frankfurter Rundschau

https://www.fr.de/frankfurt/frankfurt-einsamkeit-ist-ueberall-91207708.amp.html

Interview in der Frankfurter Rundschau über Einsamkeit (und den Weihnachtsmythos) mit Judith Merkies.