Luxembourg chosen to host 2025 ISQOLS annual conference

Luxembourg has the great privilege to have been chosen to host the 2025 annual conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS).

The 2025 conference will be held from July 23-26 at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL) in Kirchberg. Around 350 participants are expected to attend, and the event will come with an estimated economic impact of nearly €1.4 million.

Established in 1995, ISQOLS is a global organization of researchers, practitioners, and students in the fields of quality of life, happiness, and well-being.

The annual conferences play a central role in promoting research in the various fields and helping to share evidence-based support for designing and implementing well-being policies.

The ISQOLS board unanimously approved the bid of the Luxembourg conference planning team which included representatives from both STATEC and the University of Luxembourg.

Jill Johnson, executive director of ISQOLS, lauded the planning team’s proposal, saying that it was perfectly aligned with the organization’s goals, adding, “Not only is Luxembourg an attractive destination, but its central location makes travel convenient for our participants.”

Ms Johnson says ISQOLS is looking forward to what will certainly be a highly productive yet relaxed conference that will “allow for scholars and practitioners to enrich their own research and practices by meeting and exchanging ideas, findings, and experiences.”

Francesco Sarracino, happiness economist in the research division of STATEC expressed delight at the news, and he thanked the Luxembourg Convention Bureau team for contributing to the successful bid.

"We are thrilled to have won this bid" – he said. "It is a great opportunity to welcome the international community of researchers on quality of life in Luxembourg. In recent years ISQOLS’s conferences have been enriched with workshops, roundtables, and initiatives to popularize research. We are looking forward to continuing this tradition. Hosting the ISQOLS conference in Luxembourg follows our successful Well-being 2022 Conference, and it serves a nice continuum in our series of annual meetings on Measuring Progress. Us, the organizing team, are enthusiast and looking forward to start organizing this event in detail to offer a rich and engaging program."