Social connection policy, research and action summit

  • 18 MARCH 2022
  • Grenoble (France) & online

Université Grenoble Alpes and the Global Initiative for Loneliness and Connection organize the first meeting in France on policy, research, and action against social isolation.
This international event, organized with the support of the Ministry of Solidarity and Health and accredited under the French Presidency of the European Union, convenes a cadre of political leaders, researchers, and other thought-leaders from across the globe to catalyze a platform to address social isolation, loneliness, and social connection within France and the European Union (EU) more broadly.


The Covid-19 pandemic has made us acutely aware of the challenges posed by isolation, but the situation of social isolation has been studied for several years by scientists. Based on the work of scientists and feedback from experiences and initiatives carried out particularly in Europe, this event will allow the emergence of a framework for the development of a multisectoral plan in terms of social ties, mobilizing the various actors to set up mechanisms for monitoring loneliness and social ties at the national level and subsequently throughout the European Union.

Event’s highlights will be livestreamed on Youtube.

 > Find more information and the program here

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