Belgium: the State of the Federation 2020

17-12-2020 from 07:00 to 14:45
GASPAR Research Group (UGent)
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After Université Saint-Louis in Brussels in 2019, the next edition of this yearly conference will take place on Thursday 17 December 2020, in the last week before the winter break, as it has now become the tradition. Less traditional, the conference will take place at the office/in your kitchen/in a coffee bar/...! 2020 has been a peculiar year, and the SOF will be no exception: It will happen in a full virtual mode!

We hope that this conference will again be an excellent opportunity to present and discuss results of political science research on Belgian politics and administration, with Belgian or Belgium-based colleagues. We are also happy to announce that we will host a roundtable debate, titled “The COVID-19 crisis as stress test for Belgian federalism?”. Speakers include Catherine Xhardez (VUB), Maxime Vandenberghe (Ghent University), Céline Romainville (UCLouvain) and Francesco Palermo (University of Verona). The debate will be moderated by Kris Deschouwer (VUB).


Please click here for the full programme.

Organizing team : Robin Devroe, Anna Kern, Gilles Pittoors, Audrey Vandeleene and Bram Wauters