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Axis 4: Federal public strategies

The federal government deploys it competencies by means of public policies that organise and/or regulate the life of its citizens and its own functioning.

We have in mind public policies applied by the federal public services such as Foreign Affairs, the Interior, the Economy, Public Health & Environment, Social Security, Defence, Employment, and Justice… like in any modern state, the organization and monitoring of these policies relies on scientific results among other input. This thematic area aims to finance the activities and support of the competencies of the Federal Authorities, from a perspective that is historical, contemporary and prospective. Priority will be given to issues that touch upon multiple areas of federal competency and which offer a coherent and complementary framework for the research conducted by the departments in order to minimize the fragmentation of the research.

The topics of research will be based on the strategic orientations of Belgian policy.

[Description of the axis as mentioned in the note to the Council of Ministers]

Projects:

 

Network projects of the call 2016

IPV-PRO&POL
Intimate Partner Violence: impact, processes, evolution and related public policies in Belgium

  • Duration of the project: 1/01/2017 - 15/04/2020
                                     1/04/2018 - 15/04/2021
  • Budget: 612.223 €
                417.777 €
  • Coordinator: VANNESTE Charlotte, LEMONNE Anne, RAVIER Isabelle (INCC)
  • Promotors: COENE Gily, WITHAECKX Sophie (VUB), ROUSSEAUX Xavier, EGGERICKX Thierry (UCLouvain), GLOWACZ Fabienne, FALLON Catherine (ULiège)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

 

CONRAD
Constructive analysis on the attitudes, policies and programmes that relate to radicalisation

  • Duration of the project: 01/05/2017-30/04/2019
  • Budget: 697.878 €
  • Coordinator: AERTSEN Ivo (KULeuven), DE BACKER Mattias (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: BOUSSETTA Hassan (ULiège), CLAES Erik (Odisee Hogeschool), VAN GORP Baldwin (KULeuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Final Report 2019: Constructive analysis on the attitudes, policies and programmes that relate to radicalisation
    • Annexes:
    • Samenvatting 2019: Een constructieve analyse van attitudes, beleid en programma’s met betrekking tot radicalisering
    • Résumé 2019: Une analyse constructive des attitudes, des politiques et des programmes en ce qui concerne la radicalisation
    • Summary 2019: Constructive analysis on the attitudes, policies and programmes that relate to radicalisation

  • Events
    • 27-02-2019 - Conference
      The radicalisation machine:
      Why “radicalisation” is a problematic concept

      The term “radicalisation” is a fairly recent addition to the political vocabulary. It appeared for the first time in a policy document in 2004, when it became clear that, contrary to earlier Islam-inspired attacks, the perpetrators in the Madrid bombings were “home-grown terrorists.” Since then an impressive number of de- and counter-radicalisation policies have been devised, aimed at local Muslim communities. This is remarkable, if not only because the concept itself is highly contested in research and little empirical evidence exists. In the dominant use in media and policy and in the current research state of the art, “radicalisation” is characterised by terminological impurity, a lack of comparison with other and historical forms of extremism, a one-dimensional, teleological understanding of the process and an over-emphasis of individual, psychological and religious factors, obscuring the role of social environments and the responsibility of broader society and of the state. It is in this problematic context that de- and counter-radicalisation policies and programmes are launched with self-evidence. In that same context researchers as well as local organisations are forced to subscribe to project calls echoing the dominant but problematic take on “radicalisation”. This conference has as objective to discuss the problematic nature of the concept itself as well as the effects such a superficial or misguided understanding of “radicalisation” can have on local, often stigmatised and controlled communities. The BELSPO-funded CONRAD research team kindly invites you to this one-day seminar of reflection and discussion, involving both researchers and practitioners working on a daily basis with vulnerable groups.
      [Programme and Registration]

    • Media

IMMIGBEL/IMMILAB
Improving the Labour Market Position of People with a Migration background in Belgium

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 1.120.710 €
  • Coordinator: MARX Ive, VERBIST Gerlinde (UAntwerpen)
  • Promotors: NEELS Karel (UAntwerpen), RYCX François (ULB)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Final Report: Improving the Labour Market Position of People with a Migration background in Belgium (IMMIGBEL/IMMILAB)

  • Events
    • 02-06-2022 - IMMILAB Conférence finale
      L’intégration des immigrés, anciens et nouveaux, dans notre économie et notre société reste un défi majeur. Le projet IMMILAB, en cours depuis 2017, s’est penché sur les obstacles et les solutions à apporter. Le projet, financé par BELSPO dans le cadre du programme BRAIN, a réuni trois équipes de recherche expérimentées qui ont accumulé une multitude de nouvelles connaissances au cours des 5 dernières années. Le groupe de recherche IMMILAB souhaite vous inviter à la conférence finale du projet où nous présenterons nos résultats de recherche. Nous poserons également la question suivante: quelles sont les implications politiques? C’est la raison pour laquelle nous interagirons avec des experts et des décideurs politiques.
      [Programme]




      02-06-2022 - IMMILAB slotconferentie
      De integratie van migranten, oude en nieuwe, in onze economie en maatschappij blijft een heel belangrijke uitdaging. Het IMMILAB-project, dat loopt sinds 2017, heeft gekeken waar de barrières liggen en wat er kan gedaan worden.
      Het project, gefinancierd door BELSPO onder het BRAIN programma, bracht drie ervaren onderzoeksteams samen die over de voorbije 5 jaar een rijkdom aan nieuwe inzichten hebben verzameld. De onderzoeksgroep IMMILAB nodigt u graag uit voor de slotconferentie van het project waar we onze onderzoeksresultaten zullen delen. We zullen daar ook de vraag stellen: wat betekent dit voor beleid? We gaan daarom in gesprek met experten en beleidsmensen. De slotconferentie wordt georganiseerd ism met BELSPO, ULB, UMONS
      [Programma]

    • 10-10-2019 - Mid-term conference
      Naar een betere arbeidsmarktpositie van personen met een migratie-achtergrond in België

      [Programme] [Presentation]

IM²MEDIATE
Image of Immigrants in Media: Thought-provoking Effects

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2016-15/3/2019
  • Budget: 596.849 €
  • Coordinator: D'HAENENS Leen (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: DE COCK Rozane (KULeuven), MATTHIJS Koen (KULeuven), MAZZOCCHETTI Jacinthe (UCLouvain), SMETS Kevin (VUB), HEINDERYCKX François (ULB)
  • BELSPO programme manager: DELHAUSSE Bernard

Documentation

AFFECT
Impact Assessment of Belgian De-Radicalisation Policies Upon Social Cohesion and Liberties

  • Duration of the project: 1/1/2017-15/4/2021
  • Budget: 718.151 €
  • Coordinator: BRION Fabienne (UCLouvain)
  • Promotors: DE KIMPE Sofie (VUB), VANNESTE Charlotte (INCC-NICC)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

FAR
Folks, Authorities and Radicalism : between polarization and social construction

  • Duration of the project: 1/4/2017-31/3/2021
  • Budget: 690.053 €
  • Coordinator: PILET Jean-Benoit (ULB)
  • Promotors: FADIL Nadia (KULeuven), MINE Benjamin, JEUNIAUX Patrick, DETRY Isabelle (INCC-NICC)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

MIGRADAPT
Making Migration Work for Adaptation to Environmental Changes. A Belgian Appraisal

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 374.889 €
  • Coordinator: GEMENNE François (ULiège)
  • Promotors: ZACCAÏ Edwin (ULB), VAN PRAAG Lore (UAntwerpen), TREFON Théodore (MRAC-KMMA)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

 

Network projects of the call 2015

FLEXPUB
Next generation flexible public services – the geospatial case

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2020
  • Budget: 754.654 €
  • Coordinator: BOUCKAERT Geert, CROMPVOETS Joep, BROUCKER Bruno (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: SNOECK Monique (KULeuven), HABRA Naji, VANDEROSE Benoît (UNamur), DE TERWANGNE Cécile (UNamur), VANDEN BERGHE Ingrid (IGN-NGI)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Events
    • 01-10-2018 - Workshop FLEXPUB
      [Invitation]
    • 26-09-2019 - Workshop
      Révision de la directive PSI & Open Data quel impact pour votre
      administration?
      De herziene PSI richtlijn & Open Data wat is de impact op jouw
      administratie?
      [Programme - Information - Inscription]
    • 18-11-2020, 13:00 -15:00 - Webinaire des "États généraux"
      A Strategy for Flexible geospatial Public e-Services
      La digitalisation et les nouvelles technologies font désormais partie intégrante de notre société. Le secteur public, lui aussi, continuera sur la voie de la digitalisation dans les années à venir, et sera confronté à de nouveaux défis technologiques et à l'évolution correspondante des attentes des citoyens et des entreprises.
      Au cours des quatre dernières années, la KU Leuven, l'UNamur et l'Institut Géographique National ont, grâce à la contribution et à la coopération de dizaines de répondants, élaboré une Stratégie pour des e-services géographiques publics flexibles. La Stratégie se concentre sur le niveau fédéral, mais  vise aussi une coopération renforcée avec les autres administrations publiques belges.
      Cette Stratégie sera présentée au grand public lors du webinaire des « États généraux ». Plusieurs intervenants issus du secteur public et du monde universitaire apporteront leur éclairage sur la Stratégie.
      Ce webinaire des « États généraux » vous donne la possibilité d'être informé sur la Stratégie et de discuter avec les chercheurs et les décideurs politiques actuels de la manière dont la Stratégie peut être mise en œuvre en pratique.
      [Programme]
      18-11-2020, 13:00 -15:00 - Staten-Generaal webinar
      A Strategy for Flexible geospatial Public e-Services
      Digitalisering en nieuwe technologieën zijn niet meer weg te denken uit onze maatschappij. Ook de publieke sector zal in de komende jaren verder gaan op het pad van de digitalisering, en geconfronteerd worden met nieuwe technologische uitdagingen en de bijhorende wijzigende verwachtingen van burgers en bedrijven.
      In de afgelopen vier jaar hebben de KU Leuven, de UNamur en het Nationaal Geografisch Instituut dankzij de input en medewerking van tientallen respondenten, een Strategie voor Flexibele Publieke e-Dienstverlening met een Ruimtelijk Karakter uitgewerkt. De Strategie focust op het federale niveau, en werkt aan een versterkte samenwerking met de andere Belgische publieke administraties.
      Deze Strategie zal tijdens de Staten-Generaal Webinar voorgesteld worden aan het brede publiek. Verschillende sprekers met een achtergrond in publieke sector en de academische sector zullen hun licht laten schijnen op de Strategie.
      Deze Staten-Generaal Webinar biedt u de mogelijk om geïnformeerd te worden over de Strategie, en met zowel de onderzoekers als de huidige beleidsmakers te bespreken hoe deze Strategie in de praktijk kan worden geïmplementeerd.
      [Programma]
    • 08-11-2021- Livestream - Public defense of thesis
      A governance framework facilitating a digital transformation of the public administration by Maxim Chantillon
      [Invitation]

  • Reports
  • Media

 

IPSWICH
In-work Poverty and Shifts in Work, Income, and the Composition of Households

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2018
  • Budget: 510.635€
  • Coordinator: GOOS Maarten (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: VAN GYES Guy (KULeuven), CANTILLON Béa (UAntwerpen), MARX Ive (UAntwerpen), RYCX François (ULB)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

MEHOBEL
The measurement of homelessness in Belgium

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2018
  • Budget: 449.622 €
  • Coordinator: HERMANS Koen (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: VAN REGENMORTEL Tine (KULeuven), JACQUEMAIN Marc (ULiège)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Final Report 2018: Measuring Homelessness in Belgium
      • Annex 1: Working paper
        Estimating the homeless population Sampling strategies
      • Annex 2: Working paper
        More than a roof.
        A statistical profile of homeless people in Belgium
    • Samenvatting 2018: Measuring homelessness in Belgium
    • Résumé 2018: Measuring homelessness in Belgium
    • Summary 2018: Measuring homelessness in Belgium

  • Events
    • 07-12-2017 - Seminarie - Séminaire
      Kom mee denken aan een strategie om dak- en thuisloosheid in België in beeld te brengen
      Venez réfléchir avec nous sur les stratégies pour prendre en compte les personnes sans abri et mal logées en Belgique
      Uitnodiging - Invitation

  • Media

 

PSI-CO
Public sector innovation through collaboration

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2020
  • Budget: 881.125 €
  • Coordinator: VERHOEST Koen (UAntwerpen)
  • Promotors: STEEN Trui (KULeuven), AUBIN David (UCLouvain), FALLON Catherine (ULiège), BEKKERS Victor (Universiteit Rotterdam)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Final Report 2020: Public Sector Innovation through Collaboration: How Individual, Organizational and Network Conditions Matter (PSI-CO)
    • PSI-CO research reports
      • WP 1: Integrated analytical framework for innovation through collaboration and co-creation
      • WP 2 & 3: Case studies about management of collaborations, individual and organizations conditions for innovation
        WP 2 & 3: Case studies about management of collaborations, individual and organizations conditions for innovation
      • WP 4: Validation of results through international comparison and Delphi studies
      • WP 5: Living Labs
      • WP 6: Quantitative analysis: Survey on innovation through collaboration and co-creation in the federal government
      • WP 7: New Ways of Working and collaborative innovation
      • WP 8: Innovation Architecture
      • WP 9: Integrated end report

 

SOC
Sex offenders in and out of crime: recidivism, criminal careers and desistance

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2018
  • Budget: 415.626 €
  • Coordinator: MAES Eric (INCC-NICC)
  • Promotors: PHAM HOANG Thierry (UMONS), BLOKLAND Arjan (NSCR)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

TAKE
Reducing poverty through improving take up of social policies

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2020
  • Budget: 1.115.678 €
  • Coordinator: GOEDEMÉ Tim (UAntwerpen)
  • Promotors: NISEN Laurent (ULiège), LOPEZ NOVELLA Maritza (BFP), VAN CAMP Guy (FOD Sociale Zekerheid)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Event
    • 23-06-2022 | Final conference of the BELMOD and TAKE project
      Non-take-up of social rights is an important theme in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. The FPS Social Security and the TAKE Consortium are organizing a conference on this theme on Thursday 23 June to present the final results of the BELMOD project and the TAKE project
      [Programme- Registration form]

 

To²DeNano
Towards a toxicologically-relevant definition of nanomaterials

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2015 - 15/03/2018
  • Budget: 481.267 €
  • Coordinator: HOET Peter, GODDERIS Lode (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: LISON Dominique (UCLouvain), MAST Jan (CERVA-CODA), PÉTRY Jasmine (SPF Economie)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

 

Network projects of the call 2013

Be-Gen
Understanding the operational, strategic, and political implications of the National Genetic Database

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 857.170 €
  • Coordinator: RENARD Bertrand (INCC-NICC)
  • Promotors: VANDER BEKEN Tom (UGent); DE HERT Paul (VUB)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
  • Events
    • 26-04-2018 - Nationale Studiedag DNA - Journée Nationale ADN
      DNA in het strafrecht – welke toepassingen brengt de toekomst?
      L’ADN en justice pénale – vers quelles pratiques dans le futur?
      Programme
    • 23-11-2017 - Studiedag - Journée d'étude: Identité(s), techniques d’identification, contrôles d’identité
      Programme

  • Media
    • RTBf radio - la 1ère - PODCAST
      Débats Première Émission du 25/02 - 12:00
      Enquêtes criminelles : l'ADN a-t-il fait ses preuves ? (avec Le Vif) Avec : Thierry DENOEL, journaliste au Vif Bertrand RENARD, docteur en criminologie, chercheur à l'Institut national de criminalistique et de criminologie (INCC) et professeur à l'UCLouvain (coordinateur du projet Be-Gen)
    • Science Connection n° 47

 

BCC
Measuring Cost and Impact of Cybercrime in Belgium

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 684.731€
  • Coordinator : DUMORTIER Jos (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: VERDEGEM Pieter (UGent); JOOSEN Wouter (KULeuven); RIJMEN Vincent (KULeuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Final Report 2018: Belgian Cost of Cybercrime: Measuring cost and impact of cybercrime in Belgium
    • Report: Measuring Cost And Impact Of Cybercrime In Belgium (BCC):
      D.3.1.1.risk Perception Monitor Report (1st Wave, 2015)
    • Report: The Impact of Cybercrime on Belgian Businesses

  • Media
    • Last year, 66% of companies taking part of a survey declared to be victim of one or other form of cybercrime. This result comes from a study funded by BELSPO and led by Prof. letizia Paoli (Leuven Institute form Crimonolgy) in collaboration with the Centre for IT & IP Law (professor Marie-Christine Janssens).
      Read the full article here.
      More info on the survey here.

 

BEL-Ageing
Ageing, pension systems, fiscal sustainability and growth

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 798.246 €
  • Coordinator : ARTIGE Lionel (ULiège)
  • Promotors: DECOSTER André (KULeuven); ALCIDI Cinzia (CEPS); HEYLEN Freddy (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

 

BRAIN-TRAINS
BRAIN-TRansversal Assessment of Intermodal New Strategies

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 780.690 €
  • Coordinator : VANELSLANDER Thierry (UA)
  • Promotors: LIMBOURG Sabine (ULiège); VERHOEST Koen (UA); LEONARD Angélique (ULiège)
  • BELSPO programme manager: JAMART Georges

Documentation

 

INCh
Integrated networks to combat child poverty: a mixed methods research on network governance and perspectives of policy makers, social workers and families in poverty

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 675.667 €
  • Coordinator: RAEYMAECKERS Peter (UA)
  • Promotors: VANDENBROECK Michel (UGent); VRANCKEN Didier (ULiège)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Final Report: Integrated networks to combat child poverty: a mixed methods research on network governance and perspectives of policy makers, social workers and families in poverty

JAM
Justice and Management: the stakes for the transition to a modernized judicial

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 680.074 €
  • Coordinator : SCHOENAERS Frédéric (ULiège)
  • Promotors: HUBEAU Bernard (UA); MINCKE Christophe (INCC-NICC)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BOURGEOIS Emmanuèle

Documentation

 

HECTOR
Hybrid Electronic Curation, Transformation & Organization of Records

  • Duration of the project: 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2018
  • Budget: 935.130€
  • Coordinator : DE TERWANGNE Cécile (UNamur)
  • Promotors: VAN HOOLAND Seth (ULB); DEPOORTERE Rolande (AGR-ARA)
  • BELSPO programme manager: DELHAUSSE Bernard

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Final Report: Hybrid Electronic Curation, Transformation and Organization of Records
    • Samenvatting: Hybrid Electronic Curation, Transformation and Organization of Records
    • Résumé: Hybrid Electronic Curation, Transformation and Organization of Records
    • Summary: Hybrid Electronic Curation, Transformation and Organization of Records

     

 

Projects funded in the frame of JPI MYBL "More Years Beter Life"

FACTAGE-BE
Fairer active ageing for Europe

  • Duration of the project: 01/05/2016 - 30/04/2019
  • Budget: 211.050 €
  • Coordinator: BARSLUND Mikkel (CEPS)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

CREW
Care, retirement and wellbeing of older people across different welfare regimes

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2016 - 31/03/2020
  • Budget: 249.806 €
  • Coordinator: RIZZI Ester (UCLouvain)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Final Report: Care, Retirement & Wellbeing of Older People Across Different Welfare Regimes (CREW)

  • Event
    • 22.06.2022 | Seminar
      Care, Retirement & Wellbeing of Older People Across Different Welfare Regimes

      In the context of population ageing, understanding how different approaches to welfare can protect the health and well-being of older adults is an important priority and challenge. Our seminar aims to provide a forum to explore perspectives regarding the “welfare models,” their changes, and their consequences for health and well-being at older ages.
      The seminar will summarise the key findings of the JPI-MYBL-funded project. It will also present recent research on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and well-being of older people.
      We hope to provide inputs for policy-makers, care providers, and advocates for older adults on potential ways of meeting needs in the context of demographic pressures, socio-economic changes, and exceptional circumstances, such as the recent pandemic.
      Where? University of Louvain (UCLouvain)
      Date? 22 June 2022 from 9.30 am until 1 pm
      Place? room Lecl-93, building Leclercq, Place Montesquieu 1, Louvain-la-Neuve.
      [Registration]



CIRCLE
Care and Income Redistributive Cycles in the Lives of Europeans

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2016 - 15/03/2020
  • Budget: 168.966 €
  • Coordinator: VERBIST Gerlinde, GOEDEMÉ Tim (UAntwerpen)
  • BELSPO programme manager: NAJI Aziz

Documentation

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