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YUFE Transforming Research and Innovation through Europe-wide Knowledge Transfer (YUFERING). 01/03/2021 - 29/02/2024

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As part of the European Research Area vision, the European Commission is aiming to see the necessary transformations in R&I that will include the promotion of citizen science and societal engagement, the mainstreaming of Open Science practices, the fostering of brain and knowledge circulation, strengthening of academia-business collaboration and embodiment in a glocal Research and Innovation (R&I) ecosystem. The YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) alliance embraces in YUFERING this challenge by effectively contributing to pilot these needed transformations to improve and harmonise the conditions for R&I in Europe. Focusing on key elements of the ERA and in full alignment with the relevant SwafS call for proposals, YUFERING proposes ground-breaking transformation actions that will bring the partners one step closer to creating and realising a shared robust R&I vision. These transformations comprise community engaged R&I, flipped knowledge transfer to the enterprise sector and the society at large, shared R&I agendas, support structures and research infrastructures, as well as common open science strategies and new incentive and reward schemes for researchers based on the new open science era. The European cooperation and transformation in R&I (next to education) that is objective of the European Universities Initiative is unavoidably dependent on multilateralism, synergy and support from the EU as well as Member States. In YUFERING, the YUFE partners will also work towards assessing the legal, regulatory and financial conditions that are relevant towards the creation of a stronger ERA and will identify recommendations towards transformation needed to make sharing of capacity and resources possible and attractive for academics and institutional/private funders. Within YUFERING, the alliance will explore synergies with other 'European Universities' to facilitate collaboration in relevant activities and towards addressing shared challenges and barriers.

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    Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE). 01/12/2019 - 30/11/2022

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    In the past decades, socio-economic and political developments have led to a new elitism in higher education failing in the promise that globalization would lead to better opportunities for all. The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance wants to bring a radical change by becoming the leading model of a young, student-centred, non-elitist, open and inclusive European University based on the cooperation between higher education institutions, public and private sector, and citizens (University+ ecosystem).

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      The organization of Jewish life in Belgium in the interwar period. 16/06/2014 - 15/06/2016

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      This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand vzw Kazerne Dossin. UA provides vzw Kazerne Dossin research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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      Research on discrimination and persecution of Jews in Belgium between 1918 and 1950, by developing a database and analyzing the available data. 01/02/2012 - 31/07/2012

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      This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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      Research on the discrimination and persecution of Jews in Belgium between 1918 and 1950, by developing a database and a museological display and analyzing the available data. 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011

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      Onderzoek naar discriminatie en de vervolging van Joden in België tussen 1918 en 1950, door het uitwerken van een databank en het analyseren van de beschikbare gegevens. Onderzoek naar de evolutie, vanaf 1918, van de mensenrechten in de moderne samenleving en in België in het bijzonder, met bijzondere aandacht voor het non-discriminatiebeginsel. Uitwerken van een pedagogische vertaling van dit onderzoek, door een museale opstelling en door pedagogische tools die via webtoepassingen ter beschikking zullen staan.

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      Military occupation as a transnational form of politics. A social and cultural history of the German occupation administration in Belgium during the first and the Second World War. 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2012

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      In this project, the German occupation administration of the First and the Second World War in Belgium will be studied from within, as an internally coherent structure embedded in society. By using a perspective of intertemporal comparison, it tries to reveal similarities, continuities and differences between both administrations. Thus, it aims at providing insights into the history of military occupation as a specific form of politics. The starting point is that occupation administrations are transnational political organizations: they operate outside the political and social context of the authorities to which they are responsible. Therefore, they have to acquire legitimity both in the eyes of the political authorities of their home-country as in those of the population of the occupied country. This project tries to trace those processes of legitimization by focusing on the social composition and cohesion of those occupation administrations, and on their interaction with the population of the occupied country. It is situated at the crossroads of political, social and cultural history, but it uses insights from organizational sociology and cultural anthropology. Methodologically, a combination of prosopography, network analysis and discourse analysis will be brought to work.

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      Qualitative digitisation and research into the first Belgian photographic magazines 'Bulletin belge de Photographie' and 'Bulletin de l'Association Belge de Photographie'. 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2010

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      The project investigates the qualitative digitisation of the first Belgian photographic magazines 'Bulletin belge de Photographie' and 'Bulletin de l'Association Belge de Photographie'. The results of the research will be brought together in a qualitative course, syllabus and e-book that will be presented to specific libraries and museums to make the information accessible for further research.

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      ODIS: Database Intermediary Structures Flanders. 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2012

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      This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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      Valorisation of the architecture and visual image of the Antwerp 16th-century fortifications on the basis of a historical, architectural and archaeological research program. 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2008

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      The renovation of the Antwerp 19th-century boulevard started in 2002. A lot of monumental relics of the old 16th-century fortifications were found. They are rare testimonies of the earlier city walls, porches, bastions, bridges and moats. On the basis of interdisciplinary research (architectural, historical and archaeological) a fundamental research is started up to describe the unique character of those remains.

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      The political specificity of Antwerp. A study of the Antwerp political culture during the electoral periods of 1919, 1928 and 1936. 01/07/2006 - 31/12/2010

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      In this project the political culture of the national elections of 1919, 1928 and 1936 within the arrondissement of Antwerp will be subjected to a thorough multi-actor research. It will be researched whether in the discourse and the practices of the political elites, the intermediate structures, the journalists and the electorate a political specificity of Antwerp was articulated, and to which degree this specificity resulted from a sense of alienation towards national politics.

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      Literature, the Flemish Movement and Society (1914-1950). 01/01/2004 - 31/12/2008

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      The project aims at a systematic description and analysis of the complex interaction between Flemish society (1914-1950) and the literature in that period; literature is seen as a medium for the distribution of political-institutional ideas by the Flemish Movement. Starting from a radically rhetorical conception of historical reality, we will carefully point out how 'Flanders' was conceived under the influence of, amongst other things, public appearences of writers forming a series of specifically coded performances (from political manifestoes and essays via explicitly 'literary' texts to literary evenings and speeches, parades, pageants,and marches).

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      Culture criticism in Europe, 1750-2000: ideas and practices. 01/01/2004 - 31/12/2008

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      The influence of Jesuit spirituality on nationalist and general political thought in Flanders during the first half of the twentieth century. 01/03/2003 - 31/12/2005

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      A four-year project researching the founding and the first years of the Ruusbroec Society (completed recently) showed up an important issue, i.e. the considerable impact of a so far undefined aspect of Jesuit spirituality on nationalist as well as general political thought in Flanders during the first half of the 20th century, within as well as outside the Jesuit community. This project will pay attention to: ° the influence of spirituality within this s.j.-province on the nationalist thought of the Flemish members of the Order ° the practical influence of Jesuit spirituality on Flemish society.

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      The Reconstruction of the Antwerp Jewish Community after the Second World War (1944-1960). 01/03/2002 - 28/02/2006

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      Encyclopaedia of the Flemish Movement 01/01/1992 - 31/12/1994

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      A referencework of the Flemish Movement and its history, containing a complete article for every entry.

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