IASQ, the Organization

The International Association on Social Quality (previously known as the European Foundation on Social Quality) develops the social quality theory, methodology and policy application by exploring the dynamics and transformation of contemporary societies and their impact on the socioeconomic and financial, sociopolitical and legal, sociocultural and welfare, socioenvironmental dimensions of daily circumstances.


Bredeweg 20 – 1
1098 BR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone +31 6 290 11 882
E-mail info@socialquality.org

The Team

  • Dr Laurent J.G. van der Maesen –  Director of IASQ & Chief Editor International Journal of Social Quality
  • Prof. dr Harry G.J. Nijhuis - Interim Managing Editor International Journal of Social Quality
  • Cui Yan – Assistant Managing Editor International Journal of Social Quality
  • Drs Floris C. Bruin – Digital Editor and Communications of The International Association on Social Quality (IASQ)

 IASQ Board members

  • Chair: Prof. dr Alan Walker, Sheffield University
  • Secretary: dr Laurent J.G. van der Maesen, IASQ
  • Treasurer: Mr Frits van Mechelen, the Netherlands
  • Prof. dr Marco Ricceri, Eurispes, Italy
  • Prof. de Ka Lin, Zhejiang University, China

Prof. dr Alan Walker

Dr Laurent van der Maesen

Prof. dr Ka Lin

Prof. dr Marco Ricceri

Mr Frits van Mechelen

Key Advisors

  • Dr Wolfgang Beck, The Netherlands
  • Vivian Berghahn, New York
  • Prof. dr Tony Bradley, United Kingdom
  • Dr Tim Cadman, Australia,
  • Prof. Krish Chetty, South Africa,
  • Dr Gracjan Cimek, Poland
  • Dr Steve Corbett, United Kingdom
  • Prof. dr Bill Darrow, USA
  • Prof. Monika Eigmüller, Germany
  • Prof. dr Des Gasper, The Netherlands
  • Prof. dr Ananta Giri, India
  • Prof. dr Dave Gordon, United Kingdom
  • Prof. dr Rolf Hepp, Germany
  • Prof. dr Peter Herrmann, Germany
  • Prof. dr David Kergel, Germany
  • Prof. dr Li Wei, China
  • Dr Mario Ivan Lopez, Japan
  • Dr Paolo Motta, Italy
  • Dr David Phillips, United Kingdom
  • Prof. dr Valeriy Heyets, Ukraine
  • Prof. dr Harry Nijhuis, The Netherlands
  • Prof. dr Sony Pellissery, India
  • Dr Heloísa Perista, Portugal
  • Prof. dr Maria Petmesidou, Greece
  • Prof. dr Ren Liying, China
  • Dr Zuzana Reptova Novakova, Slovakia
  • Prof. dr Péter Róbert, Hungary
  • Dr Johannes M. Waldmüller, Ecuador
  • Prof. dr Claire Wallace, United Kingdom
  • Prof. dr Paul Ward, Australia
  • Prof. dr Judith Wolf, the Netherlands
  • Dr Susann Worschech, Germany

About Funding

During the starting period of the SQA, the EFSQ organized with the support of universities  financial resources from the European Commission for huge and middle size projects. From the side of this Commission two large subsidies and ten middle large subsidies were received during the first and second stage of the SQA. During the first, second en third stages at least fifteen funds from The Netherlands have supported the IASQ work and an incalculable number of universities from around the world provided ‘human power’ for the work to be done. To follow this financial strategy implied a solid own infrastructure in this highly competitive area and for coping with the unrivaled administrative requirements. Universities are in fact better suited to this strategy. But they are not allowed to finance together an independent infrastructure, located outside their countries, for stimulating their orchestration.

The management of the successor of the EFSQ, the IASQ, changed course. Financial support for international oriented projects for elaborating the SQA projects are organized by herewith related universities: from university funds, private funds, and governments. In the past two decades a huge amount of financial resources have been obtained in this way: it runs into the millions for the development of the SQA. But again, the ridiculous consequence of this is that the actual ‘booster’ has no way benefited from this. A solution must be found for the current decade.

Annual Report

Our annual report provides a transparent overview of our financial performance, highlighting our balance sheet, profit and loss account, and key financial notes. We remain committed to our mission of advancing the Social Quality Approach while ensuring financial management. We thank our supporters, partners, and stakeholders for their continued trust and collaboration. Please feel free to review the report for a comprehensive insight into our financial standing and accomplishments.

Annual Report 2022


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