Research Project Hope as an Incentive

Hope as an Incentive

ILSE, in collaboration with Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation, Erasmus University Rotterdam,  is involved with the project “Hope Barometer”.

The Hope Barometer is a scientific project aimed at finding ways to measure and increase hope in organisations, cities and other groups. We define hope as an engaged desire for an achievable, but always uncertain goal. As such, hope can be an important incentive for change and innovation, and help people deal with and flourish in a quickly changing world. To understand hope, we need to be able to measure hope, and to measure hope we developed the Hope Barometer! On this website, you can find a shortened version of the Hope Barometer, an overview of previous research and many other things related to hope.

This project is funded by Goldschmeding Foundation. For more information, please refer to

Follow this link for a Dutch post about this project at the website of the Goldschmeding Foundation.