The professional way to U+2018do goodU+2019: A multi-sited ethnography of professionalization processes in the European and Flemish fields of volunteer management Ghent University
In recent years, U+2018volunteeringU+2019 has become an object of intensified public interest and promotion, including intensive efforts to manage it in U+2018effectivelyU+2019 and U+2018professionallyU+2019. Scholars of volunteering often tend to support these efforts though instrume
Rebuilding home in different citizenship regimes. How Syrian refugees reconstruct their social lives, experience belonging and organise themselves in two European cities and their hinterlands. Ghent University
Since 2015 more than one million Syrians have fled to Europe. Government officials increasingly seem to consider sending them U+2018backU+2019 as soon as the Syrian conflict calms down. Yet where do Syrians themselves think they belong? The home they left behind is
Oil, social change, and subjectivity in Mangistau, Kazakhstan Ghent University
The main goal of this project is to train the next generation of experts on the Caspian region in order to establish, and makesustainable, a network of excellence. This will be achieved through an integrated PhD programme on the Caspian thatboosts the r
The effectiveness of social policy targeted at households with disabled children in Flanders: does the existing set of social policies succeed in reducing the poverty risk of disabled children? University of Antwerp
Normative and intentional development of teacher social-emotional skills and their relationships with student achievement and socialemotional skills. Ghent University
Teachers have been ascribed a central role in studentsU+2019 learning and development. Especially how
teachers relate to their students was proposed as a key factor explaining learning effects and
teacher effectiveness. However, recent meta-analytic research suggests that teachersU+2019 self-efficacy
and personality traits show only small associations with student academic performance.
TodayU+2019s thinking in education ...
A culturally-sensitive stigma survey among adolescents in Flanders: Understanding causes and consequences to tackle stigmatisation Ghent University
Despite efforts to destigmatise mental health care seeking, talking
about psychological problems and seeking professional help,
generally remain taboo among Flemish adolescents. In this project
we will explore how teenagers think about mental health problems,
what stigmatising attitudes they develop and what kind of help
seeking they advise to their peers. To date, Flemish adolescentsU+2019
stigmatising attitudes ...
Researching the role of social work in the non-take-up of welfare rights: a retrospective analysis of the pathways of people in poverty Ghent University
Although people in poverty are formally entitled to welfare rights, recent research shows that they
often do not take up these rights in practice. Hence, this research project aims to acquire thorough
insights in the complex processes at play in the (non-)take-up of welfare rights in situations of
poverty and to examine the role of social work in this context. The project builds on three basic
premises: (1) it captures the ...
Ethnicity after mass violence. A study of the nature and transformation of ethnic 'groupness' in Rwanda and Burundi. University of Antwerp
Precarious work in the on-line economy. A study on digital workers in Belgium and the Netherlands. KU Leuven
This is the first study exploring the relation between precarious work and the platform economy in Belgium and the Netherlands. It focuses on the work reality of ‘digital workers’ (i.e. platform workers, gig workers, freelancers like bloggers), who are mostly self-employed and increasingly required to perform uncompensated (or unpaid) work (e.g. creating and updating online profiles to establish a reputation, doing preparatory work to compete ...