What We Do

The Section for Social Sciences is concerned with human relationships in the three spheres of social life: economic, legal and cultural.


Inspired by the impulse of social transformation from Rudolf Steiner, the “Threefold Social Organism” envisions a world in which everyone can develop their full potential and contribute to change in positive ways out of a free sense of responsibility. We strive for the dignity of the human being and the preservation and care of the planet.


The Section for Social Sciences is concerned with human relationships in the three spheres of social life: economy, politics and culture. Our fields of work are: poverty reduction, companies with purpose, counselling, emergency education, ethical banking, fair commerce and environmental projects among others.

Our network consists of active people, projects, initiatives and institutions from different fields of work. The synergy among them is a key aspect, making the interdisciplinary and cross-sector approach a fundamental aspect of our work.

We work for the future of human dignity, in this sense we support the aims of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

What we do


Hosting the network of members of the section and acknowledging their activities with a collaborative approach.


Working with current challenges in the social field and finding innovative approaches to them.


These are concrete initiatives undertaken by the section, which we either organise, or take part in the organisation and development of.


We organise international conferences, seminars, forums and lectures to encounter each other.

Our values











Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.

― Rudolf Steiner

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The School of Spiritual Science is responsible for research in the spiritual field, for stimulating and dealing with practical questions and for continuing education in anthroposophically oriented fields of work. Today the university is divided into one general anthroposophical section and ten specialist sections. The work is based on the course in the humanities held by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 for the members of the university as part of their first class. The university has its headquarters and coordination centre at the Goetheanum and its work takes place worldwide in the contexts in which members of the university are active.

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