Evidence Based Happiness vzw is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to spread the Science of Well-Being, in a way that is both understandable and scientifically accurate.
This educational/research organization obtained official non-profit status (“vzw”) on the first official United Nations World Happiness Day (March 20, 2013).
Through its numerous research and science dissemination activities, Evidence Based Happiness vzw has been touching the lives of more than ten million people worldwide, especially in the Dutch-French-English-German language area in Europe.
Evidence Based Happiness vzw embodies a large network of academics as well as practitioners. It is a spin-off of KU Leuven, recently rated by Reuters as the most innovative university in Europe. Its three co-founders are all licensed psychologists who graduated from this university: Liesbeth Vander Elst (Research & Sports Psychologist), Els Verheyen (Clinical Psychologist & Social Worker) and Hein Zegers (Clinical/Positive Psychologist & Science Communicator).