ISS Working Paper on 2030 SDG Agenda

April 19, 2022

ISS, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, has kindly allowed us to pubish one of their working papers on our website. It concerns a paper from 2020, titled Adding Human Security …

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Open Letter from Ukrainian Scholars

March 30, 2022

The continuing Russian attack on Ukraine, with its destruction of cities, disrupting the lives of millions, and leading to over 3 millions of refugees, is deeply shocking. IASQ Chair Alan …

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2021 Precarity Report

March 25, 2022

At the end of 2021 the Network International Research Group on Precariousness and Social Uncertainty (SUPI), coordinated by the Free University of Berlin and in collaboration with Eurispes in Rome, …

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IASQ Declaration about Ukraine Invasion

March 1, 2022

Alan Walker, Chair of IASQ, has written a declaration, expressing “outrage at the unprovoked and inlawful invasion of Ukraine.” Walker notes that “social quality might provide one of the tiny …

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Journal on Societal Impact of COVID-19 Published–First Issue with Open Access

December 22, 2021

The double issue of the International Journal of Social Quality, Vol. 11, 1&2 is available now! This thematic issue is dedicated to the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue includes case …

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Milestone: Journal to Be Published as Open Access

November 10, 2021

Thanks to the generous support from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), IJSQ will be published as an Open Access journal starting with Volume 11. There are no submission …

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A Thematic Issue of the Journal on Central and Eastern Europe

April 14, 2021

The region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) plays a central role in the new issue of the International Journal of Social Quality (Volume 10.2), now published by Berghahn Journals. …

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Eurispes Named as One of the Best Independent Think Tanks

March 15, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania has named our partner institute Eurispes (Rome) as one of the most important independent research institutes in the world. Eurispes is included in the list of …

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IASQ Declaration about Ukraine Invasion

By admin | March 1, 2022

Alan Walker, Chair of IASQ, has written a declaration, expressing “outrage at the unprovoked and inlawful invasion of Ukraine.” Walker notes that “social quality might provide one of …

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Journal on Societal Impact of COVID-19 Published–First Issue with Open Access

By admin | December 22, 2021

The double issue of the International Journal of Social Quality, Vol. 11, 1&2 is available now! This thematic issue is dedicated to the societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue …

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Milestone: Journal to Be Published as Open Access

By admin | November 10, 2021

Thanks to the generous support from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), IJSQ will be published as an Open Access journal starting with Volume 11. There are …

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Social Quality – Building Bridges

The International Association on Social Quality (IASQ) contributes to building bridges toward cohesive and sustainable human societies. To do this, IASQ develops the social quality theory, methodology and policy application. Social quality is defined as the extent to which people are able to participate in social relationships under conditions which enhance their well-being, capacity and individual potential. Read about  the basics of Social Quality.

Development of the Social Quality Approach

The development of the social quality approach is a collective endeavor by a large number of scientists all over the world. Their common goal is to address urgent societal issues. Overall sustainability is more and more recognized as a key issue. Development of the social quality approach has started in the 1990s and is an ongoing process. For in-depth information, read Working Paper 13. An executive summary is also available. The paper presents an overview of the development of social quality theory, methodology and policy application.

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