connec was established in December 2016.
For many years, the team behind connec has worked on developing and implementing services aimed at enhancing quality of life and learning among vulnerable groups.
The projects have typically been based on complex relationships and collaborations with many different actors, including public and private organizations and diverse citizen groups. All connec’s work has been driven by the ambition to make a difference and support the cohesion of society.
connec’s team has previously been responsible for project development and operation of succesful initiatives comparable to Online Befriender, for example, Lektier Online. Lektier Online is a Danish, digital platform that facilitates tutoring through the use of video-chat. The platform was originally targeted at primary and lower secondary school pupils in vulnerable residential areas. The solution was subsequently extended to upper secondary school students all over the country. Over five years, the project has helped more than 35,000 students, and continuously has 500-1,000 volunteer students as assistants. Lektier Online has obtained more than 30 million DKK in support from public and private funds and payment from participating institutions. The satisfaction-level of both volunteers and students has been on average at approx. 80%.
In January 2020 connec merged with Center for Social Psychology, which for many years have held the role as national expert when it comes to some of the most vulnerable groups in Denmark.