Wellbeing Economy
in Europe

Momentum is building across Europe around Wellbeing Economy ideas, particularly at the European Union level. WEAll has been collaborating with members, partners and European WEAll hubs to advocate for a transition to a Wellbeing Economy in Europe.

WEAll was also a civil society partner of the Beyond Growth Conference that took place at the European Parliament in May 2023.

EU Wellbeing

Since 2021, WEAll has been collaborating with members and partners focused on influencing the European Union through an informal coalition.

The Institute for European Environmental Policy and the ZOE Institute for Future-fit Economies founded the EU Wellbeing Economy Coalition to foster civil society collaboration and help move policy beyond economic growth towards a Wellbeing Economy. The Coalition includes NGOs, think tanks, and trade union organisations – a diverse group with a shared vision of building a Wellbeing Economy at EU level.

In May 2023, the EU Wellbeing Economy Coalition went public and launched its vision for an economic system in Europe focused on meeting the fundamental needs and rights of all.

Our vision is a system built around the WEAll Needs, five core interconnected values: participation, fairness, purpose, nature and dignity.

The following month, we published a Discussion Paper exploring ten policy areas in more depth, with practical ideas for EU policymakers to take forward.

Are you
a European

Since the launch of our Wellbeing Economy Policy Design Guide, WEAll has been partnering with the ZOE Institute to conect and support visionary policymakers around the world who are interested in learning more about how to develop and champion Wellbeing Economy policies.

As part of the policymakers network you will:


Connect with other policymakers from around the world during our bimonthly workshops.


Share experiences, challenges, and best practices in trying to build more just and sustainable economic policies.


Learn more about the Wellbeing Economy movement, the Policy Design Guide and best practices.


Innovate with others in your field around context-specific solutions and processes that support people and the planet.


Join forces to create a global Wellbeing Economy policymakers network.

If you are a policy maker interested in learning more about the programme and applying to participate, please fill in this form and we will get in touch with you by email:

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