H20 2019

March 12, 2019. Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

The H-20 or “Happy 20”

Much like the G20 focus on growth economics, the H-20 examines wellbeing economics. Social and cultural values differ among countries and within countries. Growth and GDP focus often disconnects policy from citizen aspirations. Science demonstrates the linkage between citizen perceived happiness and satisfaction in government performance.

Invited government leaders, economists, academics, activists and researchers discuss wellbeing policy. Attendees share societal and national wellbeing policy challenges and good practices.

H-20 2019

The H-20 Summit explores public policy innovation aligned with national priorities. Lisbon, named “Felicitas Julia” by the Romans, welcomes the Summit. Hosted by Universidade de Lisboa, the third annual H-20 welcomes attendees from over 40 countries.

This largest and most prestigious university in Portugal provides peace and policy innovation through a UNESCO chair. The “UNESCO Chair on Education for Global Peace Sustainability addresses peace from the point of view of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights and Public Happiness.”


take a look at last year’s H20 agenda

The program was held on March 15th, 2018 with an invitation-only roundtable dialogue uniting global government leaders, economists, academics, activists and researchers cross-pollinating and focusing on the improvement the well-being of societies and nations. The event discussed of best practices, challenges and policies concerning the increase of civic happiness. Representatives from over 40 countries and leading academics and researches were invited to participate in the second H-20 meeting. The event was held at Miami-Dade College, the largest institution of higher education in America with more than 165,000 students, and was hosted by College President Dr. Eduardo Padrón, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2016.


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