Social loneliness caused by the lack of a social network can be reduced by making use of information about events happening around us. An internet based service is needed to help lonely people with matching interests to meet each other.
Event information is not available anywhere centrally. It’s difficult to find information on events which could help to discover like-minded people. Due to this, meeting someone interested in similar topics is left too much to chance.
Centrally managed open event data improves the probability of people with similar interests to find each other. This national internet service will provide event data (what-where-when) in a mutually agreed data model for other services to make use of via public APIs under an open license. Open event data makes it possible to develop further services using the data, i.e. a service with which users can subscribe to notifications on upcoming events based on their own criteria.