Welcome to the International School for the Economy of Care (OACE).

OACE promotes and develops new economic approaches, which are people-centred and environmentally sound. It also provides a platform for exchange of studies, knowledge and insights on the Economy of Care.

OACE supports studies and research on the Economy of Care and organizes lectures, seminars, workshops, summer schools, trainings and conferences.

The Economy of Care makes ‘Care’ the starting point of economic thinking, and the driving force of the economic development. It is not about privatization and marketing of the care sector. The economy of care is a human-centered and environmentally friendly economic approach. The mutual relationships and interdependency between people and the relationships between people and the natural environment are central to the economy of care.

Care includes all activities that people undertake to make the world a good place to live for current and future generations. This includes care for our own well being and health, care for the people around us (family, friends, neighbourhood, colleagues) and care for our environment. The intrinsic value of care refers to the deeper sense of human life.