Place Montesquieu 1/L2.08.07
Place Montesquieu 1/L2.08.07
|1996||Diplôme de l'Institut d'études politiques||Université Lumière : Lyon II|
|1997||DEC en Politique européenne||Université Libre de Bruxelles|
|1998||DES en Politique européenne||Université Libre de Bruxelles|
|2005||Docteur en sciences politiques||Université catholique de Louvain|
Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science (ProSEPS, 2017-21), funded by COST actions (contract n° CA15207), under the coordination of G. Capano (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence)
ProSEPS aims to build a broad network of scholars - in principle political scientists and political sociologists involved in the comparative study of higher educational systems and the internationalization of research in the field of political science. The project focuses on developing a common framework for understanding the professionalization and social impact of Political Science within four areas: a) the transformation of the academic subject (size of the community, internal articulations, main research areas, PhD programmes, etc.); b) the social and media visibility of the subject and its research outcomes; c) the impact of reforms on the rates of international mobility and international circulation of research outcomes; d) the applicability and application of the products of political science, and the social impact of the work of political scientists. UCL will be more particularly involved in a European-wide survey about the advisory role of political scientists.
Public sector innovation through collaboration (PSI-CO, 2016-20), funded by the Federal Science Policy (BRAIN-BELSPO), contract n°BR/154/A4, in collaboration with K. Verhoest (U Antwerp) (coord.), T. Steen (KU Leuven), and C. Fallon (ULG).
Public sector innovation literature increasingly asserts that the ability of public organisations to engage and set-up collaborative interaction within and across governmental levels and with societal actors determines their innovative capacity. Despite the growing awareness of the need for collaboration, there is a lack of knowledge about how such collaborative governance arrangements results in meaningful innovations regarding policies and services. This project will address this research gap by conducting a multi method study on collaborative innovation, studying both (a) how collaborative governance can foster innovation, and (b) by what conditions, in turn, collaborative innovation is supported. The overall research question of this project is ‘how and under which conditions do collaborative governance arrangements foster the initiation, adoption and diffusion of innovations in policies and services?
Policy advice utilization by ministerial cabinet advisers (POLADMIN, 2016-20), funded by the FRFC-FNRS, contract n°T.0252.16, in collaboration with M. Brans (KU Leuven) and C. de Visscher (UCL).
Ministerial cabinet advisers manage the formulation of public policies through the coordination of inside and outside sources of policy advice. How do advisers choose which advice to use when designing public policies? The project investigates the determinants of policy advice utilisation by political advisers in ministerial cabinet systems. There are six categories of explanatory variables: a) nature of the policy challenge; b) policy advice characteristics; c) advice supplier characteristics; d) user’s characteristics; e) dissemination activities; f) interactions and linkages among advisers and users. It’s an internationally comparative study of the most representative cases of ministerial cabinet systems: France and Belgium.
Climate induced changes on the hydrology of Mediterranean basins: Reducing uncertainty and quantifying risk through an integrated monitoring and modeling system (CLIMB, 2010-13), financed by the 7th Framework programme for research of the European Union, contract n° ENV.2009.1.1.5.2-CP-FP-SICA-244151, directed by R. P. Ludwig (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München).
According to current climate projections, Mediterranean countries are at high risk for changes expected to have strong impacts on the management of water resources and a broad range of natural and man-made threats to water security. The CLIMB project aims at analyzing ongoing and future climate induced changes in hydrological budgets and extremes across the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions. The project consortium intends to improve modelling capacities in employing a combination of novel field monitoring concepts, remote sensing techniques, integrated hydrologic (and biophysical) modelling and socioeconomic factor analyses to reduce existing uncertainties in climate change impact analysis and to create an integrated quantitative risk and vulnerability assessment tool. Together, these will provide the necessary information to design appropriate adaptive water resources management instruments.
UCL participate to Work Package 10 (“interactions with stakeholders and dissemination”) under the supervision of I. La Jeunesse (Université de Tours). It aims at presenting the results of the modelling activities to the stakeholders used as an assessment tool of the potential development of rivalries in case of increased water scarcity.