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Workshop: Place-based interventions for reducing loneliness

Workshop organized in collaboration between Manchester University, DEFACTUM - Social, sundhed & arbejdsmarked, and Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Aarhus University

Info about event


Wednesday 21 February 2024,  at 09:00 - 13:00


AIAS, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C and Zoom

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This is the first day of a series of stakeholder engagement events, resulting in a policy brief for local and national policy makers. The events will focus on urban loneliness interventions as we aim to move the discussion from gathering more evidence to understand loneliness to what we can do about it.

Our series of events builds on work at the European Union level, where a recent event on loneliness policies highlighted the need for targeted, long-term and low-threshold approaches to meet the needs of different target groups, including young people.

The first day of our series of events, hosted at AIAS (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies), brings together experts working on loneliness, loneliness interventions and evaluation of interventions. Our workshop environment will foster a dynamic, generous and generative exchange of ideas, focusing on the sharing of both successful and failed interventions, and providing space to develop new intervention and evaluation ideas.

The workshop will be guided by Dr. Nina Goldman and Prof. Pamela Qualter from the University of Manchester. They will circulate a summary report to be shared with all participants a couple of weeks after the workshop.

Please note that the workshop will be audio recorded to facilitate the writing of the report.


9:00 - 12:00 Workshop (in-person and online attendance possible)
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch in the AIAS Hall


For in-person attendance, please register via https://events.au.dk/place-basedinterventionsforreducingloneliness
Registration deadline is Monday 19 February. 

For online participation, please send an email to Nina Goldman (nina.goldman@manchester.ac.uk) to receive a Zoom link. 


Dr. Nina Goldman, Honorary Research Fellow
Email: nina.goldman@manchester.ac.uk
School of Environment, Education and Decelopment
University of Manchester 

DEFACTUM - Social, sundhed & arbejdsmarked
Mathias Lasgaard, Program Lead and Senior Researcher 
E-mail: malasg@rm.dk
Olof Palmes Allé 15
8200 Aarhus N

For questions relatated to registration and venue, please contact
Katrine Mauritzen 
Email: kara@aias.au.dk
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
8000 Aarhus C