Social Capital Foundation (TSCF) is an independent institution,
free of any established political or economic interest. Its policies
and decisions are sovereign and with no recourse. It does not
receive support from governments, nor does it contribute to their
funding. It is not for profit. Created in 2002, it is based in
Belgium and Malta.
pursues the promotion of Social Capital. Social Capital is
about revitalizing the community link, and can be defined as a set
of mental dispositions and attitudes favoring cooperative behaviors
supports approaches that contribute to re-orientating governmental
and corporate policies as well as
personal behaviors on a daily
basis, in order to ensure the development of Social
Capital. It does this through research, publication, events, and by
any means that may illuminate appropriate responses to the
challenges and transformations of today's society.
TSCF is the editor of The International
Review, one of the most international
peer-reviewed academic journals in the social and economic sciences.
orientation emphasizes the necessary social dimension of the market
economy, the pivotal role of the middle class in modern society, the
necessity for improvement of social cooperation and participation,
the autonomous development of a vibrant civil society, and the
preservation of cultural identity for community integration.
machinery and government intervention should be massively reduced.
However, this process should not benefit solely a
group of entrepreneurs or capital owners. In no way should it lead
to the dismantlement of social rights, increased poverty and
precariousness, and general selfishness - nor to a society prey to
consumption values and mass immigration.
not a simple collection
of individuals. As research has demonstrated, the members of society
whole, and are involved in a form of link based on shared values and
other similarities. Wherever this link is strengthened, society
becomes more cohesive, healthier and happier. The diminishment of governmental power can only take place if the
organized civil society correlatively develops, and the community
spirit gains strength. For this, we suggest a number of policies for
the improvement of social cohesion, social capital and civic
Our ideas: Citizendium article on TSCF
Dr. Hunout's vision: A World in Convulsions (PDF)
TSCF Political Manifesto - White Paper