INCLUSIVE SOCIETY BUILDS RELEVANT & SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE ON INCLUSION, PARTICIPATION AND DIVERSITY

This is how we work towards an inclusive society.

We focus on five lines of research where research is combined with services, lifelong learning and tailor-made solutions.

Inter-Action and Dialogue emphasises intercultural and empathic dialogue with the aim of positive change. In our super-diverse society with multilingualism as the norm, we pay special attention to vulnerable citizens.

Inclusive Education focuses on educational research on powerful learning environments for all learners, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and diversity in (higher) education.

Sport as a lever for inclusion connects people and movement, regardless of the context (education, club, public space, organised differently, etc.). Adapted sports, an inclusive sports offer and cooperation on inclusive movement are central here.

eSocial Work focuses on social issues concerning the place of the Internet in care and welfare, specifically on the themes of media literacy, online help, e-inclusion and screen addiction.

Discrimination and Equality looks at issues and tensions in our society concerning (anti)racism, (de)colonisation, multiculturalism, equal opportunities and social cohesion.

Throughout the various content topics in this expertise center, we pay special attention to exclusion mechanisms. We move on a continuum from special target groups to the universal design "for all".

Characteristics of our centre of expertise:

  • We employ a participatory and empowering research methodology 
  • We always work powerfully and diversity-sensitively
  • We start from concrete needs
  • We draw inspiration from national and international models, literature and research
  • We work in co-creation with (vulnerable) citizens, schools, organizations and companies
FOR MAXIMUM CROSS-FERTILIZATION BETWEEN THE CENTER AND THE RELEVANT SECTORS, THE CENTrE of EXPERTISE OFFERS SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF VISION DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH, SERVICE PROVISION, MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING AND FURTHER TRAINING, COACHING AND CONSULTANCY.