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The Knowledge Platform Leefbaar en Kansrijk Groningen is financed by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. The University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, CMO-STAMM/Social Planning Bureau Groningen and GGD Groningen have jointly established the Knowledge Platform.

The office, housed at the University of Groningen (coordinator), is the organizing force of the Knowledge Platform Leefbaar and Kansrijk Groningen. They organize knowledge transfer and facilitate the network, stakeholders and involved researchers.

Steering group

The steering committee is the strategic force behind the Knowledge Platform. The steering group is formed by representatives of the organizations from which the Knowledge Platform Leefbaar and Kansrijk Groningen originated:

  • dr. Bert Wiersema, University of Groningen;

  • Jolianne Hellemans MSc, GGD Groningen;

  • dr. Elles Bulder, Hanze University Groningen;

  • drs. Yvonne Turenhout, CMO-STAMM/Social Planning Office Groningen.

Sounding board group

The sounding board group is consulted on substantive issues and contributes ideas concerning the activities of the Knowledge Platform.

We are currently putting together a sounding board group.


We actively collaborate with other party's. are you interested in collaborating with us? Feel free to contact us. 

We work together with the Knowledge Platform Bouwen en Versterken, founded by BuildinG, which was also set up on behalf of the National Coordinator Groningen. The aim of this platform is to stimulate knowledge building and sharing about future-proof construction and reinforcement and to make knowledge about earthquake problems accessible to everyone.