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In addition to knowledge about societal issues in Groningen,

we also gather knowledge about other extractive industries, such as mining, wind turbines, solar parks, salt mines, and geothermic energy, in Groningen, the Netherlands and around the world. Hereby, we gain insight into the resilience of people to potential hazards and disasters. This allows us to draw lessons from the mistakes made in Groningen. As such, knowledge from Groningen can provide a positive contribution: to help prevent commercial successes, from causing social disasters.


The Knowledge Platform also focuses on opportunities for the future. Our focus is on 4 social themes.

Personal resilience
How do we avoid (experiences of) vulnerability and insecurity and stimulate the resilience of residents? What constitutes an ideal living situation, how is it threatened and how can it be restored? Which types of monitoring, prevention, intervention and communication are necessary to help both individuals and communities move forward?

A healthy and liveable environment
Which methods support the development of workable plans that allow us to consider the wishes of citizens, ensure safety regulations, help to identify and maintain cultural heritage, and encourage sustainable living?


Economic and societal vitality

Which means and methods stimulate entrepreneurship and decisiveness of both residents and administrators?

Mutual trust, regulations, and structures
Which methods can achieve constructive cooperation between all stakeholders, from the level of household to the administrative and political level. 

* The Kennisplatform Leefbaar en Kansrijk Groningen Groningen was commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.



Opinion piece 

Experiment Groningen

Who wants to be trusted, must give trust



Technical briefing

for the Standing Committee of  Economic Affairs and Climate Change


Knowledge café

Gas extraction and geopolitics

 Voor het ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat



Insight in Impact

The consequences of gas extraction for the residents of Groningen


Knowlegde café

Immaterial damage

In conversation with the Institute for Mining Damage in Groningen



The New North

A multi-media project with Dagblad van het Noorden

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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 

Jantina Tammeshuis - Sustainable Society

Nieuwe Kijk in 't Jatstraat 68

9712 SK Groningen

T 050 363 6317

Due to the Corona measures, our office is closed and we work from home. We can be reached by email.

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