About us

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 evolution of contemporary societies and their impact on the economic, socio-political, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of daily circumstances. The IASQ works in close collaboration with the European Observatory on Social Quality in Rome, the Asian Consortium of Social Quality and a large network of scholars from a wide range of disciplines.


Bredeweg 8, 1098 BP Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Phone +31 20 665 4923

Email: info@socialquality.org

The team

  • Dr. Laurent van der Maesen –  director
  • Bas van der Horst   –  managing editor

IASQ Board members

  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Alan Walker, Sheffield University
  • Secretary: Dr. Laurent J.G. van der Maesen, IASQ
  • Treasurer: Dr. Ton Korver, former TNO and The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • Prof. Marco Ricceri, Eurispes, Italy
  • Prof. Ka Lin, Zhejiang University, China
Prof. Dr. Alan Walker
Dr. Laurent van der Maesen
Prof. Ka Lin
Prof. Marco Ricceri
Dr. Ton Korver

ANBI related information

The International Association on Social Quality qualifies as an official charity in the Netherlands.

As such IASQ has an “ANBI status”.

Financial reports, policy and activities

You can read our financial annual reports and other documentation here:

The IASQ Board works entirely on a voluntary basis. The members receive no financial compensation.

RSIN number: 8069.37.014

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