Loneliness In The European Union Knowledge For Policy





Loneliness in the European Union | Knowledge for policy

28/11/2022 Loneliness and social isolation are becoming increasingly recognised as public issues that need to be addressed with effective policy interventions. In 2016, about 12% of EU citizens felt lonely more than half of the time. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the problem. In the first months following the COVID-19 outbreak, the proportion of EU ...

Loneliness in the European Union | Knowledge for policy

In the first months following the COVID-19 outbreak, the proportion of EU citizens felt lonely more than half of the time doubled to around 25%. Loneliness and social isolation are not just harmful to mental and physical health but can also have significant consequences for social cohesion and community trust.

Loneliness in the EU - Publications Office of the EU

23/07/2021 Research shows that loneliness and social isolation have harmful repercussions on mental and physical health, as well as significant consequences for social cohesion and community trust. Both loneliness and social isolation are therefore increasingly recognised as critical public health issues that deserve attention and need to be addressed with ...

Loneliness in Europe - European Commission

aspects of loneliness from a European comparative perspective. In addition, it provides an overview of existing policies and examples from a broad variety of targeted interventions from across Europe. Loneliness has been shown to affect some population groups more than others, such as older people, migrants, widowers and those who provide care.

Loneliness and social isolation among older people in Europe

30/08/2021 In our Policy Brief, we aim to raise awareness of this important issue. We present empirical evidence on loneliness and social isolation among older European citizens and provide a summary of existing interventions from across Europe. Based on European comparative surveys, we find significant cross-country variation in the prevalence of loneliness and social isolation. Older persons in Eastern and Southern Europe are more likely to report frequent loneliness and fewer social contacts than in ...

Knowledge management for policy impact: the case of the European

24/09/2018 We recommend that such organisations should develop teams of researchers, policymakers, and knowledge brokers to produce eight key practices: (1) research synthesis, to generate state of the art knowledge on a policy problem; (2) management of expert communities, to maximise collaboration; (3) understanding policymaking, to know when and how to present evidence; (4) interpersonal skills, to focus on relationships and interaction; (5) engagement, to include citizens and ...

The lonely leader: The origins of Frances strategy for EU foreign policy

06/01/2021 The lonely leader: The origins of Frances strategy for EU foreign policy. Many EU member states argue that President Emmanuel Macron does not consistently follow his own advice on the need for European defence cooperation. France should respond by taking the lead while involving its close partners.

Fairness Policy Briefs Series - EU Science Hub

The incidence of loneliness among Europeans aged 50+ is relatively higher in Southern and Eastern Europe (between 31 and 46%), than in Western and Northern European countries (between 10 and 30%). A similar pattern emerges when considering the incidence of severe loneliness across EU Member States.

Loneliness an unequally shared burden in Europe

Loneliness is more prevalent in Eastern and Southern Europe than in Western and Northern Europe. Poor health, unfavourable economic circumstances and living alone are all associated with higher rates of loneliness. Find out more on Ho w lonely Europeans are?

The European Union is likely to continue a lonely climate policy

23/10/2022 The European Union is likely to continue a lonely climate policy The European Commission, in order to stabilize the competitiveness of the economy, which is burdened with the EU climate policy, aims to introduce a carbon footprint tax on products from outside the European Union, the production of which is associated with high CO2 emissions.

Knowledge Management for Policy | European Commission

Knowledge Management for Policy. English. PDF. Download. The growing complexity of the policy issues at stake and the increasing flood of data and information available require an increasing ability to map, review, analyse and condense best available knowledge in support of EU policies.

Loneliness & social and civic behaviours

19 pandemic has magnified the problem: in the first months following the COVID-19 outbreak, 25% of EU citizens felt lonely more than half of the time (Baarck et al. 2021). Widespread loneliness is not just a European issue. About 46% of respondents to an online survey of 20,000 U.S. adults reported sometimes or

JRC Publications Repository

This policy brief provides cross-country evidence on the incidence of loneliness among older adults (50+) in the EU and an analysis of the risk factors for loneliness for this group of individuals. It also assesses the association between loneliness and a range of health outcomes, both physical and mental.

Risk factors for loneliness - Publications Office of the EU

03/02/2022 Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, loneliness was increasingly recognised as a serious policy problem with detrimental effects on mental and physical health, as well as on social cohesion and community trust. To effectively tackle the complex (and multifaceted) issue of loneliness, a clear understanding of the phenomenon and its main drivers is ...

Loneliness in Europe before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

This policy brief compares the incidence of loneliness in 2016 and during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose is to identify the socio-demographic characteristics frequently linked with loneliness, and examine whether the risks factors associated with loneliness changed after the outbreak of the pandemic.

Knowledge Management for Policy - Europa

available knowledge in support of EU policies. The Strategy 2030 has set the JRC on the right course to take on these challenges, transforming itself from a traditional research-mak-ing organisation into a manager of knowledge for EU policies, capable to assist the Commission in innovat-ing its working methods, process-es and tools.

The Relationship between Loneliness and Health

the associated contact restrictions, such that the number of EU citizens feeling lonely more than half of the time has doubled to 25% (Baarck et al., 2021). Overall, the evolu-tion of loneliness in industrialized countries over the last decades is not clear, with stud-ies finding conflicting evidence.

The European Union: Politics and Policies | Request PDF - ResearchGate

15/07/2020 Historically, the EU was established as an economic organization with the central aim of fostering integration through frictionless trade whilst retaining trade barriers against countries outside ...

JRC Publications Repository - knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu

The report provides an overview of the empirical evidence on the effectiveness of interventions tackling loneliness by summarizing available systematic reviews and meta-analyses on this topic. Despite the high relevance, research on the effectiveness of loneliness interventions is still a relatively young endeavour. However, there is an increasing demand for intervention strategies to address ...