What is effective altruism?
We all want to do something good for others but improving the world is not easy.How do you know whether an idea works in practice, and over the long run? And what works best? To know that, you need to investigate what the options are and what those options can bring. That’s what effective altruism is about. Effective altruism is the application of reason and evidence in order to use our resources as effectively as possible for others.
EAN endorses the principles of effective altruism according to the Center for Effective Altruism in Oxford.
What does EAN do?
Effective Altruism Netherlands (EAN) was founded as a charitable organization in January 2017. It’s mission is to encourage people and organizations and to do as much good as possible.
People who want to do good as effectively as possible often lack a network of like-minded people to work together with. EAN is building the Dutch network for effective altruism to solve that.
EAN is a catalyst, connector and contact point. We help effective altruists to build networks with specific goals; connect people with those networks and with each other; and we try to ensure good and nuanced communication about effective altruism in the Netherlands.
Read more about our strategy here.
Read more about the importance of the work of organizations such as EAN here.
Further details on the organization and the latest policy plan (in Dutch) can be found here. And you can contact us via this form or via firstname.lastname@example.org.