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

2 Mar 2021 | Video recordings from the TROPICO Online Summit 2020 are now available. Watch the recordings

1 Mar 2021 | Patricia Popelier on the pandemic law and unconstitutionality in De Standaard (in Dutch). Read more

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