Become a Zoöp

If your organisation is interested in becoming a Zoöp, the first step is to let us know! 

Let us know!

Then we organise a conversation in which we get to know your organisation a bit better and you get a good overview of what it means to be a Zoöp. When everything is clear we can start planning the practicalities.



The most important next step is to find a suitable person to take up the role of Speaker for the Living for your organisation. We have trained several people to be able to take up this role, but you can also propose someone yourself. See our Frequently Asked Questions page on the general profile of a suitable Speaker for the Living. Your organisation decides together with the Zoönomic Foundation who can take up the role of Speaker for the Living in your Zoöp.

To actually become a Zoöp, (the board of) your organisation signs the Zoöp Contract, by which your organisation installs a Speaker for the Living and commits to follow the learning process of the zoönomic annual cycle to work out how your organisation can contribute to ecological regeneration.

A Zoöp pays a yearly fee to the Zoönomic Institute. The main part of this fee goes to the Zoönomic Foundation, who uses it to pay the Speaker for the Living. The remainder is used by the Zoönomic Institute to support the Zoöp with the zoönomic baseline assessment, to facilitate knowledge sharing and to help grow the Zoöp movement. The height of the fee follows a scale, and depends on the size and complexity of the Zoöp and on whether it is a for-profit or a non-profit organisation.