Examples of research projects of the group Citizenship and Humanisation of the Public Sector:
Interdisciplinary research project that studies if and how return trips to mission areas help war veterans, their partners, and citizens to assign meaning to their wartime experiences.
In this project we research the wishes, needs and opportunities of day care participants trying to make the step from day care to (sheltered) work.
In this project we want to investigate, together with three municipalities, what is needed to put the human touch first in the contact between government and citizens.
Populism is putting solidarity under pressure, especially solidarity across ethnic-cultural boundaries. This project aims to identify the conditions conducive to cultivating solidarity in diverse societies.
Nicole Immler received a Vici grant from NWO for her research proposal on ‘The Dialogics of Justice’, an investigation into (legal)) reparation practices after human rights violations: when do people feel recognized?
A large international study is examining the impact of the Covid-19 virus on individuals with an intellectual disability and on those who care for them (care professionals and relatives).
In July 2016 the Netherlands signed the UN convention regarding the rights of persons with a disability. We are investigating the significance of this for people with intellectual and/or multiple disabilities living in sheltered accommodation.
This research project in collaboration with NIOD explores compensation payments to (Jewish) victims of World War II in the Netherlands and how the policies of the late 1990s became a reference-point for present claims from post-colonial groups.
This research is based upon an interview collection that contains three generation interviews with members of the Dutch Jewish community about the legacy of the Holocaust in their family in terms of trauma, resilience, and meaning in life.
In order to reduce the transition from rehabilitation clinic to home, Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) meetings have been offered to rehabilitants. There was not much interest for these meetings. The study examined the possible reasons for this.
PhD research by Neeltje Spit into how social workers and active residents stimulate the integration process of refugees awarded resident status.
PhD research by Kors Visscher into the democratic legitimation of citizens’ initiatives. Can the gap between citizens and politics be reduced by stimulating citizens’ initiatives?
PhD research by Menal Ahmad into the experiences and needs of informal caregivers with a migration background looking after a family member with dementia.
PhD research by Maritza Gerritsen to gain insight into how vulnerable young people go through their school-to-work transition. What do they encounter when they try to gain a place in our performance-based society?
PhD research by Matthijs Brouwer into the way forensic social professionals reach decisions on how to offer a tailored response and how they justify these decisions towards clients and society.
Interdisciplinary research into the impact and significance of veterans’ return visits to former Yugoslavia, in collaboration with Leiden University Medical Center and the Ministry of Defence (Veterans Institute).
This concerns a study in collaboration with VIAA Christian University of Applied Sciences into the social networks of people with a mental or psychiatric impairment.
A study into the perceptions of dependency among people with a disability and their family members, commissioned by the Ministry of VWS.
In this project we investigate the course of interactions between municipalities and citizens' initiatives in the new municipal constellation in which citizens' initiatives will play a greater role.
A four-year research project (2015-2018) examining the devolution of care and reintegration, with the title The promises of proximity; a qualitative investigation of the devolution of job market reintegration, youth care and long-term care.
This research project elaborates human dignity in the domain of public health care. The project is a collaborative venture with the City of Utrecht.
Research into the changing role of volunteer organisations in the care sector, and an examination of the ‘Vrijwillig Dichtbij’ (‘Voluntarily Nearby’) programme.
Since a number of years, municipal authorities in the Netherlands have been given more freedom to determine their own welfare policy. This research project (2018-2019) examined the questions: What differences have actually arisen as a result of this policy? And how do the welfare recipients view these differences?
Experimental governance in urban labs: the route to inclusive participation and resilience? (completed)
This project examined an experimental approach to governance in so-called Urban Labs geared to promoting the participation of vulnerable young people affected by problems in the social domain (youth care, job market integration, social support).