Goldschmeding Foundation for People, Work and Economy

The Goldschmeding Foundation for People, Work and Economy is working towards an inclusive and sustainable world based on the conviction that a better world is reached when people serve each other’s interests. To this end we support innovative field projects and excellent scientific research within our themes Inclusiveness, Circular Economy and Innovation.

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Our programs

The Goldschmeding Foundation supports initiatives that aim at society impact and research excellence.

programma Economie Onderwijs

Innovation Economics Education

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programma Prof. dr. Paul van Geest4

Ad Fontes: to the sources

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"We realise that the perfect society does not exist, but that does not absolve us from the duty to strive for it."

Frits Goldschmeding
Project Hoop als drijfveer - Prof. dr. Patrick Nullens

Hope as an incentive

Hope is awareness of the tension between reality and the ideal

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"To know, to serve and to trust form the basis of the ethical aspect of things in which love plays a role."

Jan Peter Balkenende
nieuws header Circular Economy Goldschmeding Foundation

Circle Cities Dashboard

Predicting and measuring employment opportunities in circular cities

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Recent news

Publication ‘Driven by Hope’

‘Driven by Hope: economics and theology in dialogue’ – edited...

The circularity gap report: our world is only 9% circular

How the linear economy is failing people and the planet...

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Our dream

A world where love for one another counts. Agapè as a basis for decision-making at all levels brings about a better world for each other.

 our 100-year plan for a better world