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Happiness research in Belgian press

NN Belgium had a double celebration at the International Happiness Day in Belgium on March 20 as it celebrated the first communications anniversary of the National Happiness Research. During an important press event, renowned happiness experts discussed the most important results.

The National Happiness Research

As an expert in the field of protection, NN Belgium leads and inspires the debate around health and happiness. But, how happy are Belgians really? To find out, we joined forces with Prof Annemans (Ugent) in order to set up our own University chair and research. The results provided an insight into what we want to achieve for our clients: a healthy and happy life. And because everybody has a different take on this, we wanted to ensure that our solutions offered a better fit with individual expectations.

A site brimming over with happiness

But, our aims extended beyond our own clients and products. If you visit our website gelukkigebelgen.be you will find inspiring blogs, you can calculate your personal happiness score with the Geluk-O-Meter and you could even win the services of a happiness coach. There are also happiness tips by well-known Belgian personalities and successful entrepreneurs.

Press event to mark the first anniversary.

On 20 March, NN Belgium presented the most important results of two years of research. A number of people with specialist expertise or a healthy interest in happiness joined the debate: insurers, politicians, academics, well-known Flemish personalities, journalists, et cetera. Because at NN Belgium, we believe that happiness is of national importance!

What makes Belgians happy?

We invited the participants to tell us themselves in a voxpop survey on the streets of Brussels (video subtitled in Dutch and French).



NN Belgium Happiness Day on 20 March in Greenbizz (Tour & Taxis) Brussels


  • Important conclusions after one year of the Happiness Survey
  • Debates around happiness and health, social relations and finances with happiness experts and the Minister of the Economy Kris Peeters
  • Presentation National Happiness research 2019-2020 by Professor Annemans

Media coverage in all national newspapers, magazines and TV

First NN Happiness Awards

The crowning moment of the event was when CEO Jan Van Autreve introduced the first NN Happiness Awards. These will be awarded on 16 October to the people, companies or organisations that made a considerable contribution to the happiness of Belgians.


Happy faces were everywhere on this special day. Did you know, by the way, that our jobs contribute to 17.9% of our happiness? And that lots (even too much) money does not make people happy?

You can find more interesting results, insights and tips for happiness at


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Hoe tevreden ben jij op het werk? En hoe belangrijk is dat voor je algemeen geluk? NN en UGent zochten uit, met de hulp van Securex, wat de impact is van tevredenheid op het werk op ons nationaal geluk. Wat blijkt? Bij zelfstandigen is de invloed drie keer zo groot als bij ambtenaren.

zie https://gelukkigebelgen.be/



Happinez referentie

Lees wat Happinez heeft geschreven over de Big Five methodiek. Binnenkort verschijnen er meer artikelen in tijdschriften over de Big Five for Life methode. Onderstaand artikel geeft een prima beeld hoe het Big Five for Life concept je verder kan helpen bij moeilijke beslissingen en keuzes in je loopbaan. Dit is beslist erg handig als je voor belangrijke beslissingen staat.




USA Bryce

Wat een prachtige vakantie was dit in Amerika. Vele mooie museum momentjes gehad met mijn gezin.  Ook reizen kan dus onderdeel uit maken van je Big Five for Life.

Let dus op; de Big Five for Life gaat niet alleen over zakelijke aspecten, maar alles wat jij graag wilt zien doen of beleven. Reizen hoort daar voor veel mensen bij.



Full house op de carrièredagen. Inspiratie gebracht bij mensen die hun carrière onder de loep nemen. #leefjepassie #focus #maakvanelkedageenmuseumdag 

The Big Five for Life was op 23 en 24 november#DeNederlandseCarrièrebeurs waar een workshop werd gegeven over #Passie. De workshop behoort tot de 3 Topworkshops van de 70 die gegeven worden. #leefjepassie #werk #mooiwerk 

Wat is jouw passie?