Hopebarometer report 2019

The new Hopebarometer report is published in December 2019. This edition focuses on the relation between hope and inclusivity.

With an average score of 6.3, Dutch citizens are as hopeful as they were in 2018, but we do see changes in trust and expectations. People have more positive expectations for life in general and social services such as education, health care and safety. Moreover, trust in financial institutions, such as banks, has increased over the past year. We also see a small but significant increase in trust in strangers, the army and political parties.

Workshop at Social Impact Day Zwolle

As a partner of Spark Your Future (a movement that consists of DSM, Polymer Science Park, Vrije Evangelisatie Zwolle and Institute of Leadership Ethics) we participated on Social Impact Day Zwolle last November. With Spark Your Future we empower inspiring, future-oriented leadership as a driver for the transitions towards more sustainable practices and business models. Spark Your Future is supported by students from Windesheim Honours College who conduct a research on hope and sustainability and how to embed these principles in the municipality of Zwolle. Patrick Nullens gave a workshop on behalf of Spark Your Future and addressed the crucial need of hope for future-proof leadership.

Report Hopebarometer 2018

In January 2018, the Hopebarometer was used to study how hopeful Dutch citizens feel. On average, people scored a 6.1 on the multidimensional hope-index. The theme of this edition was ‘Trust in the future’ and focused on trust and expectations. Results showed that people are optimistic about their personal life and the economy, but pessimistic about other societal developments in for example education, healthcare and safety.

Publication ‘Driven by Hope’

 Academic Book (Peeters Publishers, January 2018)

Driven by Hope focuses on the central human experience of hope. In particular, it seeks to further a dialogue on this theme between theology and economics – but it also contains input from philosophy and psychology. The volume is the result of an international conference on the theme.