The Policy Research Centre is a consortium consisting of the following research teams:

·         Ghent University (coordination)

·         Department of Sociology - CuDOS

·         Vrije Universiteit Brussel,

·         Department of Sociology - TOR

·         Department of Communication Studies - SMIT

·         KU Leuven (Campus Brussel)

·         Centre for Informatics, Modelling & Simulation

Supervisor-coordinator

·         Prof. dr. Hans Waege, Ghent University

Supervisors

·         Prof. dr. John Lievens, Ghent University

·         Prof. dr. Bram Spruyt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

·         Prof. dr. Ignace Glorieux, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

·         Prof. dr. Caroline Pauwels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

·         Prof. dr. Alain Praet, KU Leuven

Coordinator

        ·         dr. Jessy Siongers, Ghent University

Researchers

·         Sofie Beunen, Ghent University

·         Dries Vanherwegen, Ghent University

·         Mart Willekens, Ghent University

·         dr. Wendy Smits, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

·         Kobe De Keere, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

     ·         Kyra de Korte, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

·         dr. Dieter Vandebroeck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

·         Alexander Deweppe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

·         Andy Vekeman, KU Leuven

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Supervisor-coordinator ƒƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚ƒ‚‚

Prof. dr. Hans Waege

Department of Sociology - Research group CuDOS
Ghent University

 

Supervisor:
Coordination
Research line: Cultural experience
Research line: Cultural education
Research line: Participation survey

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Supervisors

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Prof. dr. John Lievens

Department of Sociology - Research group CuDOS
Ghent University
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Tel.: +32-9-264 83 48
Mail: John.Lievens@UGent.be
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Supervisor:
Coordination
Research line: Cultural experience
Research line: Cultural education
Research line: Participation survey

 

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Prof. dr. Bram Spruyt

Department of Sociology - Research group TOR
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Tel.: +32-2-614 81 46
Mail: Bram.Spruyt@vub.ac.be

 

Research line: Disadvantaged groups and social participation

 

 

Prof. dr. Ignace Glorieux

Department of Sociology - Research group TOR
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Tel.: +32-2-614 81 55
Mail: Ignace.Glorieux@vub.ac.be

 

Research line: Local social-cultural workƒ‚ƒ‚‚

 

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Prof. dr. Caroline Pauwels

Department of Communication Studies
Research group Iminds/SMIT
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Tel.: +32-2-629 16 29
Mail: Caroline.Pauwels@vub.ac.be

 

Research line: E-culture and digital participation

 

 

Prof. dr. Alain Praet

Faculty of Economics and Business
Centre for Informatics, Modeling and Simulation
KU Leuven (Campus Brussel @HUB)

Tel.: +32-2-609 82 50
Mail: Alain.Praet@kuleuven.be

 

Research line: Interaction between demand and supply of culture

 

 

Coordination

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dr. Jessy Siongers

Department of Sociology - Research group CuDos
Ghent University

Tel.: +32-9-264 83 42
Mail: Jessy.Siongers@UGent.be

 

Coordination
Research line: Cultural experience
Research line: Cultural education
Research line: Participation survey

 

Researchers ƒƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚ƒ‚‚

Sofie Beunen

Department of Sociology - Research group CuDos
Ghent University

Tel.: +32-9-264 83 44
Mail: Sofie.Beunen@UGent.be

 

Research line: Cultural education

ƒƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚ƒ‚‚Sofie Beunen holds a Master in Sociology (Ghent University) and is working for the "Policy Research Centre Culture" as a researcher since October 2014. Her research is situated in the field of cultural education and cultural participation. The formal as well as the informal cultural education and the parental influence on cultural participation were already subject of research. Currently she is working on cultural participation-differences according to ethnicity.

 

Dries Vanherwegen

Department of Sociology - Research group CuDos
Ghent University


Mail: Dries.Vanherwegen@UGent.be

 

Research line: Cultural education

 

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Mart Willekens

Department of Sociology - Research group CuDos
Ghent University

Tel.: +32-9-264 83 41
Mail: Mart.Willekens@UGent.be

 

Research line Cultural experience

 

 

dr. Wendy Smits

Department of Sociology - Research group TOR
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Tel. +32-2-614 81 43
Mail: Wendy.Smits@vub.ac.be

 

Research line: Disadvantaged groups and social participation

 

 

 

Kobe de Keere

Department of Sociology - Research group TOR
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Tel.: +32-2-614.81.47
Mail: Kobe.de.keere@vub.ac.be    

 

Research line: Local Social-Cultural Work

Kobe De Keere joined the TOR Research Group in June 2008. He obtained a Master degree in philosophy at Ghent University in 2006 and a Master degree in sociology at Free University of Brussels in 2008. He is currently working on a project, funded by the FWO (Flanders), that aims to describe the differences and changes in societal conceptions of the ‘self’. His current research interests are focused on cultural sociology and more specifically on subjects like individualism, modernisation and ideological discourse. Besides this he has also published on societal malaise, the role of science in society and linguistic conflict. He regularly teaches in the seminar modernisation.

 

Kyra de Korte

Department of Sociology - Research group TOR
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Tel.: +32-2-614.81.54
Mail: Kyra.dekorte@vub.ac.be    

 

Research line: Local Social-Cultural Work

Kyra de Korte attained her bachelor in Journalism at INHolland Rotterdam in 2010. After that she   obtained a Master's degree in Sociology at the University of Antwerp in 2014, specialized in population and family life. Kyra became member of the TOR Research Group in November 2014 and is currently working on a project that focuses on media use in Flanders. 

 

dr. Dieter Vandebroeck

Department of Sociology - Research group TOR
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Tel.: +32-2-614.81.47
Mail: Dieter.Vandebroeck@vub.ac.be 

 

Research line: Local Social-Cultural Work

 

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Alexander Deweppe

Department of Communication Studies(SCOM)
Research group iMinds-SMIT - Cultuurlab
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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Tel.: +32-2-629-16-43
Mail: Alexander.Deweppe@vub.ac.be

 

Research line: E-culture and digital participation

 

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Andy Vekeman

Faculty of Economics and Business-
Centre for Informatics, Modeling and Simulation
KU Leuven (Campus Brussel @HUB)

Tel.: +32-2-609 82 64
Mail: Andy.Vekeman@kuleuven.be

 

Research line: Interaction between demand and supply of culture

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