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Wellbeing Economy

Wellbeing Economy may be perceived both as a vision of the future economic and social model and as a certain, already existing sector of our society. When the goal of some societal action is to increase wellbeing and to improve the prospects of a good life it takes place in the sphere of Wellbeing Economy.

In Finnish: Hyvinvointitalous

SOSTE is building wellbeing economy in cooperation with different actors in Europe and around the world.
SOSTE is member of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance network which brings together
organisations, alliances, movements and individuals working towards a wellbeing economy.

Wellbeing Economy in Finland


Finnish social and health sector NGOs promoting Wellbeing Economy during Finland’s EU presidency

Wellbeing Economy Finnish social and health sector NGOs see the following policy domains fundamental in building the future of Europe: Wellbeing in all policies Equality and basic rights Participation in society and dynamic civil society Finland will hold the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union starting 1st of July 2019. During the presidency […]


The recent policy proposals and research of international organizations from the perspective of wellbeing economy

Wellbeing Economy SOSTE produced a report for the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as a part of the preparation for the Finland’s EU presidency in 2019. Wellbeing policies and economic policies are closely intertwined and mutually reinforcing. Economic growth improves people’s wellbeing, while wellbeing and health of the population enhance economic growth and stability. From […]


Building the Transition Together: WEAll’s Perspective on Creating a Wellbeing Economy

Wellbeing Economy By Rabia Abrar, Communications Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), a 10-year project, was created: to catalyse systems change toward the realisation of a Wellbeing Economy, by creating unprecedented cooperation between actors working in their own areas and layers of the system. WEAll is a broad ‘network of networks’, with the […]


Wellbeing economy is an economy that works for people

Wellbeing Economy SOSTE’s Secretary General Vertti Kiukas is a member of European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EESC is a consultative body that gives representatives of Europe’s socio-occupational interest groups and others a formal platform to express their points of view on EU issues. Its opinions are addressed to the Council, the European Commission and the […]

Europe is faced with big choices. What kind of future will we embark on building and what are our policy choices for the forthcoming decades? EU should start measures where wellbeing economy is a cornerstone of future of Europe.

SOSTE, Chief Economist Jussi Ahokas