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What is TurningPoints?

TurningPoints is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with economy and security. Our aim is to create an economy for all, through a new type of company, and develop better and more just policing around the world through better leadership and conflict concepts and through training.

Poverty and violence are closely related: to end one, you must end the other as well

Therefore TurningPoints’ core tasks are to develop new types of economies and policing through active involvement in setting up businesses, initiate training programs, co-ordinate interventions, carry out courses and research.

It does so through its two sub-divisions: Pass It On and Politeia.

  • Pass It On’s task is to create companies that create companies, which are democratically owned, self-reliant, sustainable companies, with profit sharing.
  • Politeia’s task is to educate the police in leadership theory, conflict theory, conflict resolution, and in how to build a professional police force that people trust and turn to when in need.
  • TurningPoints is the coordinating NGO between the two sub-sections and also TurningPoints is the place where experience and knowledge is gathered.

Why TurningPoints?

Because the world population is both facing an unprecedented growth of the world population, and at the samte time relying on economical concepts from the 17th century that cannot keep up with this growth when it comes to jobs and economical security. A development like this, will deepen the lines of social divide and intense poverty, which in turn will result in social unrest, violence and migration to better opportunities in the cities. The police that is supposed to deal with these tasks, is in most countries under-staffed, under-educated and under-paid. The result is inefficient policing and mistrust between population and police.

The economy needs social order and the police needs the economy. The lack of this balance has the same effect on the over-all economy as a civil war.


The new business concept is called 'Pass It On' because the economical, professional and organisational learning processes that arises in one business must be passed on to 3 other new businesses. More...


TurningPoints is the coordinating NGO that works with two main concerns: development and security. We do so through business creation and police training in leadership and conflict resolution. In this process TurningPoint's task is knowledge generation, concept development and networking. More...


Politeia means 'the good society' - the society that prospers and where human beings thrive. In many ways this is the most central task of the police. For the police to become better at this, we offer the police education and practical training in leadership and conflict resolution. More...

The big challenge is to come up with a new concept of company creation that will not only deliver jobs at a properly geared pace, but will do so in a way that will benefit people in need, without destroying precious resources and nature. We need a growth process, that develops trust and social order together with the police - who on its side helps this social development to become a good social order in which people thrive and prosper.

TurningPoints: Because ending poverty requires the end of violence!