Research projects

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  • Vlag van de Europese Unie op een bankbiljet

    EU Solidarity and Risk-sharing During COVID-19

    This project examines the conditions under which European citizens support international cooperation in controversial policy areas.


    The aim of the project is to develop tangible ways in which to transition to climate resilient management of soil and water within agriculture and natural areas in the sandy areas of the Netherlands.

  • Leadership Development in Road Transport

    Employees in the road transport-sector will be affected greatly by increased robotisation and digitalization. Leadership is critical in developing sustainable employability among truck drivers.

  • C-LIMES: Constructing the Limes

    In this project, we not only investigate the impact of this border on migration and the import of goods and crops in antiquity, but also focus on how the limes becomes visible as cultural heritage today.

  • Securing Tenure, Sustainable Peace?

    In conflict-affected settings, land tenure security of smallholders is seen as essential to prevent local land disputes and sustain peace, enable recovery of rural livelihoods, and advance ecologically.

  • Reflexive Regulation using Narrative Methods

    Recent failures in listening to and helping citizens in a vulnerable position (think of the child benefits scandal) have shown the complexity as well as necessity for governmental agencies to develop more responsive and reflexive social policies.

  • Vive la Commune! Communalism as a Democratic Repertoire

    This interdisciplinary research project seeks to approach ‘democracy’ as the subject of conflict and contestation. In light of this objective, our aim is to show how ‘The Commune’ has been the subject of political conflict and debate.

  • 21st Century Borders

    Debates continue about how to theorize the changing nature of borders in a globalizing world. Concepts such as ‘the vacillating border,’ ‘mobile’ borders or ‘borders in motion’ have been predominant.

  • Complexity and Uncertainty in Circular Closed Loop Supply Chains

    This subproject is part of a larger project focusing on three case studies in closed loop logistics.

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    Infrastructuring Libraries in Transformation (ILIT)

    ILIT examines how public libraries in Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands as socio-cultural infrastructures address systemic challenges in rapidly transforming societies.

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    BENIGN: BluE and greeN Infrastructure desiGned to beat the urbaN heat

    BENIGN aims to investigate how blue and green infrastructure can be employed in urban areas to create healthy living conditions.

  • G-VERSITY - Achieving Gender Diversity

    G-VERSITY aims at fostering new kinds of expertise and jobs needed in Europe to help employers overcome the underrepresentation of women, men, and sexual and gender minority Groups (SGMs).

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    Reflexive Regulation using Narrative Methods

    The aim of the RUN-study is to develop reflexive regulatory arrangements, using narrative methods, putting service users center stage and enhancing accountability and dialogue.

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    Vive la Commune! Communalism as a Democratic Repertoire

    This interdisciplinary research project seeks to approach ‘democracy’ as the subject of conflict and contestation and hypothesize that ‘The Commune’ may be regarded as the key signifier of a long-standing democratic repertoire in its own right.

  • 21st Century Borders

    21st Century Borders aims to create the largest research network of policy makers and academics in border studies world-wide.

  • Bureau met toetsenbord, pen en papier

    The controller profession

    This project aims to inventory developments for controllers, based on surveys and interviews in cooperation with the Dutch VRC (Vereniging van Registercontrollers).

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    GEARING Roles

    The GEARING Roles project targets the questioning and transformation of traditional gender roles in research institutions at the micro, meso, and macro levels and assesses the design and implementation of Gender Equality Plans.

  • INSpECT: INfrastructure interdependencies in Sustainable and inclusivE CiTies

    INSpECT will explore these interdependencies to allow a more integrated approach towards strategic investments in transforming urban neighbourhoods.

  • Open Strategizing for Infrastructures in Transition (PRONTO)

    PRONTO investigates what practices of open strategizing are enacted by infrastructure agencies and develops governance and modelling approaches in support of the development of cross-sectoral infrastructure strategies.

  • Plastic flesjes

    Sustainable plastics

    We combine environmental life cycle assessment, participative system dynamics modelling, and ex-ante policy evaluation to assess the relevant sociotechnical systems around circular plastics and bioplastics.