Our Cause

Science Communication

Our science communication consists in informing, educating, sharing wonderment, and raising awareness of happiness-related topics. Science communication may generate support for scientific research, or may inform decision making, including political and ethical thinking.


GHO tries to get a happiness agenda into mainstream politics. Its goal is to have politicians base their policy-making decisions on conclusions drawn from the latest scientific studies in order to create better conditions for a happier society and a happier world.

Policy Advising

Our policy analysts: • are involved in policy development projects • work with people from different professional disciplines • work with, understand, and help to influence a range of stakeholders • brief policy-makers • understand the machinery of government.


Our activists intervene in social reform to make changes in society. Forms of activism range from mandate building in the community (including writing letters to newspapers), petitioning elected officials, running or contributing to a political campaign, preferential patronage (or boycott) of businesses, and demonstrative forms of activism.