The Hope Barometer is a scientific project aimed at finding ways to measure and increase hope in organisations, cities and other groups. We define hope as an engaged desire for an achievable, but always uncertain goal. As such, hope can be an important incentive for change and innovation, and help people deal with and flourish in a quickly changing world. To understand hope, we need to be able to measure hope, and to measure hope we developed the Hope Barometer! On this website, you can find a shortened version of the Hope Barometer, an overview of previous research and many other things related to hope.

The Hope Barometer is a project by the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation, Rotterdam and the Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics, Leuven. The project is made possible by the Goldschmeding Foundation.

The team

The Hope Barometer is a collaboration between the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation (EHERO) and the Institute for Leadership and Social Ethics (ILSE). The team behind the project consists of researchers from both organisations.