You may download the detailed program and book of abstracts here

Policy roundtable

At the “Policy meets research” roundtable representatives of different institutions will discuss advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the well-being approach in policy-making. Confirmed panelists include: Nancy Hey (What Works Centre for Wellbeing, U.K.), Martijn Burger (Erasmus University of Rotterdam), Katherine Scrivens (OECD), and three MPs from the Parliament of Luxembourg.

Perspective from civil society

John De Graaf, American author, journalist and filmmaker, is a member of numerous non-profit organizations, and co-founder of both Take Back Your Time and the Happiness Alliance. In his talk, he will share his perspective on how society can move towards a happier, healthier, and more sustainable quality of life.

Workshop – “World Database of Happiness: hands on the most comprehensive happiness archive”

Ruut Veenhoven, the creator of the World Database of Happiness at Erasmus University Rotterdam, will lead participants through the database and how to use it. The database holds more than 40,000 empirical findings on happiness (life satisfaction), which are described in a standard format and terminology, making them easy to sort, for instance by population group, place, method, and correlate. He may also describe some of the current applications of the Database in his research.

Ruut Veenhoven will give the workshop virtually.