As the GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence's researchers conduct and disseminate their research, we will post announcements and updates on new research insights, upcoming events and new opportunities here.

2021

28 Feb 2021 | Patricia Popelier in a debate on the corona measures on ATV (in Dutch). Watch the debate (from 26:30)

24 Feb 2021 | New paper on "Repetitive reform: Doing more harm than good?" by Jan Wynen, Koen Verhoest, Jan Boon, Bjorn Kleizen, Dries Van Doninck, Danika Pieters & Stephanie Verlinden in Esade. Read more

24 Feb 2021 | Koen Verhoest and Emmanuel Dockx presented their work on 'Innovation through Collaboration and Co-creation' in the webinar series organised by the Flemish government's Senior Civil Service (Voorzitterscollege).

24 Feb 2021 | Patricia Popelier on proxies for the corona measures in Knack (in Dutch). Read more

17 Feb 2021 | Patricia Popelier on a pandemic law and the legal basis for the corona measures in Knack (in Dutch). Read more

16 Feb 2021 | Patricia Popelier on the legal basis for the corona measures in De Wereld Vandaag, Radio 1 (in Dutch). Listen here

5 Feb 2021 | Koen Verhoest presented the research on trust in government and compliance with corona measures at UA's Lesson of the Century on "Corona-related Social Science Research" (in Dutch; targeted at 16-18 year old secondary school students). Watch the recording

5 Feb 2021 | Karolien Poels presented her research on addressing concerns on the COVID-19 vaccines through appropriate communication at UA's Lesson of the Century on "Corona-related Social Science Research" (in Dutch; targeted at 16-18 year old secondary school students). Watch the recording 

4 Feb 2021 | Peter Bursens on the power of the member states in the EU in Trends (Knack) (in Dutch). Read more

4 Feb 2021 | Karolien Poels on vaccination hesitancy among youth in De Morgen (in Dutch). Read more

29 Jan 2021 | The GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence held its first (online) Annual Symposium on the theme of "Trust and the COVID-19 Crisis: Regulation and Compliance in Multi-level Governance". Look back at the Symposium with presentations and recording now available.

13 Jan 2021 | Opinion piece by Wouter Van Dooren and Stefaan Walgrave on the vaccination campaign in Belgium in De Morgen (in Dutch). Read more

8 Jan 2021 | Special issue VTOM (Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Overheidsmanagement; 2020-4) on innovation in the public sector. Editorial freely available (in Dutch). Read more

6 Jan 2021 | Patricia Popelier on a pandemic law in De Morgen (in Dutch). Read more

6 Jan 2021 | Patricia Popelier on a pandemic law in De Standaard (in Dutch). Read more

4 Jan 2021 | New report on the reactions of citizens on Covid-19 exit measures (in Dutch). Read more

4 Jan 2021 | TiGRE Webinar series on “Trust & Regulatory Governance in an Age of Crisis” is extended with new sessions. More information and webinar schedule

2020

27 Dec 2020 | Blog by Michel Walrave and colleagues on the use of and the concerns regarding the Coronalert-app in the UA Coronablog (in Dutch). Read more

27 Dec 2020 | Michel Walrave and colleagues on the untapped potential of the Coronalert-app in Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Read more

17 Dec 2020 | Webinar on "Trust & Rule Compliance" by Frédérique Six and Monika Glavina. Presentation and recording available

17 Dec 2020 | New article by Peter Bursens and Petra Meier on “Belgian federalism 4.0 : EU inspired ways forward”. Read more

14 Dec 2020 | New article by Patricia Popelier on crisis management by ministerial decree (in Dutch). Read more

14 Dec 2020 | Blog by Simone Krouwer, Karolien Poels and Heidi Vandebosch on trust in the COVID-19 vaccines in the UA Coronablog (in Dutch). Read more

9 Dec 2020 | New book chapter by Patricia Popelier on “The Duty of Parliament to Adopt Reliable Legislation: Linking Trust in Parliament with Legitimate Expectations”. Read more

23 Nov 2020 | The University of Antwerp launched its new website, check out the new GOVTRUST website

18 Nov 2020 | Webinar on "Trust & Vaccination" by Koen Verhoest, Sophie Op de Beeck and Monika Glavina. Presentation and recording available

8 Nov 2020 | Discover the story behind the TiGRE project in their new introductory video

5 Nov 2020 | Webinar series on "Trust & Regulatory Governance in an Age of Crisis" organised by the TiGRE project, with GOVTRUST contributions. More information and webinar schedule

4 Nov 2020 | De Standaard reports on citizens' increasing trust in the corona approach (Corona Study; in Dutch). Read more

4 Nov 2020 | De Tijd reports on increasing trust in the federal government (Corona Study; in Dutch). Read more

4 Nov 2020 | Patricia Popelier, Catherine Van De Heyning and colleagues propose to advise government as a legal task force in De Standaard (in Dutch). Read more

2 Nov 2020 | Patricia Popelier, Catherine Van De Heyning and colleagues call for a corona-law to back restrictions in De Standaard (in Dutch). Read more

23 Oct 2020 | New report on collaboration and innovation in the public sector: the determinants of successful cross-sectoral collaborative arrangements (in Dutch).

23 Oct 2020 | New report on collaboration and innovation in the public sector: organizational conditions and capacities underlying public innovations (in Dutch).

22 Oct 2020 | Paper on vaccination intention and trust in government and experts presented at the digital conference 'Political Trust in Crisis'. Read more

21 Oct 2020 | Patricia Popelier on the legality of corona measures in De Standaard (in Dutch). Read more

20 Oct 2020 | Patricia Popelier on a legal framework to support the corona measures in De Standaard (in Dutch). Read more

12 Oct 2020 | Wouter Van Dooren on imposing a late-night curfew in Het Parool (in Dutch). Read more

1 Oct 2020 | Interview given by Peter Bursens on Belgium's new government delays and potential implications in Euronews . Read more

25 Sep 2020 | New article by Patricia Popelier on "COVID-19 legislation in Belgium at the crossroads of a political and a health crisis". Read more

4 Sep 2020 | Paper on trust and rule compliance during the COVID-19 crisis presented at the online EGPA conference. Read more

10 Aug 2020 | Opinion piece by Patricia Popelier and Catherine Van De Heyning on corona measures and fundamental rights (in Dutch). Read more

15 Jul 2020 | Blog by Jan Boon, Jan Wynen and Koen Verhoest on the audiences that matter to public service organisations' reputation. Read more

29 Jun 2020 | Public Administration research at University of Antwerp ranked 26th (1st in Belgium) on Global Shangai Ranking for PA 2020.

26 Jun 2020 | Koen Verhoest co-edits thematic issue of Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Overheidsmanagement on network organisation and network leadership (in Dutch). Read more

24 Jun 2020 | Wouter Van Dooren on the relationship between experts and politicians in a radio interview with VRT Radio 1's "De Wereld Vandaag" (in Dutch). Listen to the interview

22 Jun 2020 | Social and Economic Council of Flanders (SERV) refers to GOVTRUST research note on trust and COVID-19 government policies in their report compiling corona figures (in Dutch).

13 Jun 2020 | Charlotte De Backer on the reopening of bars and restaurants and eating together as a sign of trust in De Standaard "Neem de Vlaming nooit zijn bord af" (in Dutch). Read more

9 Jun 2020 | Contribution to the University of Antwerp's Coronablog "Hebben we vertrouwen in het beleid dat de coronacrisis in goede banen tracht te leiden?" (in Dutch). Read more

4 Jun 2020 | Wouter Van Dooren on the coronavirus policy in Het Laatste Nieuws "Van 'niets mag, behalve' naar 'alles mag, behalve' - De nieuwe coronafilosofie van de regering" (in Dutch). Read more

3 Jun 2020 | Updated research note on trust and COVID-19 government policies, covering three waves of the Corona Study. Read more

3 Jun 2020 | Newspaper artcile in NRC "Met het virus verdwijnt de harmonie uit België" (in Dutch). Read more

2 Jun 2020 | New project "Trust, legitimacy and intended compliance with COVID-19 exit strategy measures". Read more

2 Jun 2020 | New project "Digital (R)evolution in Belgian Federal Government" (DIGI4FED). Read more

2 Jun 2020 | New project "Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe" (TiGRE). Read more

6 May 2020 | Newspaper article in De Standaard "Waarom een heldere communicatie zo belangrijk was" (in Dutch). Read more

6 May 2020 | Newspaper article in Het Nieuwsblad "Helft Vlamingen heeft geen vertrouwen in communicatie overheid over corona" (in Dutch). Read more

16 April 2020 | Contribution to the Forum of Federations: "Federalism and the COVID-19 crisis: Federalism and the COVID-19 crisis: Reflections on competences, actors and party politics in Belgium". Read more