Karel de Grote Hogeschool

Campus Groenplaats

Nationalestraat 5

2000 Antwerpen (België)

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Expertisecentrum Publieke Impact

publiekeimpact@kdg.be

The centre of expertise conducts applied scientific research to make events and cities ‘better’.

 

Better events and cities have a larger public impact and thus a more effective deployment of means, people and material.

 

Our research activities aim at developing tools and guidelines to align events and other urban activities better to citizen and society.

 

By means of consultancy and trainings, we translate our expertise tailored to the various players in the event sector,

both in the public and the (non) profit sector. 

A long history, in short...

The centre of expertise Public Impact - formerly known as the research group ROI for Public Events - has been conducting research into the local impact of public events since 2014.
 

The first steps were already taken in 2013 by Christine Merckx and Peter Decuypere, a collaboration in expertise that added a lot of value during the first two research years.

 

As from the second research year, the team was reinforced with the scientific guidance of dr. Joris Verhulst. As from 2016, the team was strengthened with the scientific research and communication skills of Julie De Smedt and the IT and development skills of Kenneth De Keulenaer.

 

Alreade since the beginning of 2018 dr. Jolien Vangeel has added great value to the centre of expertise, as well as dra. Eva Vermeire who das been a team member since September 2019.

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Christine Merckx

Head

Centre of Expertise

christine.merckx@kdg.be

Eva Vermeire

Research

eva.vermeire@kdg.be

Jolien Vangeel

Research

Consultancy

jolien.vangeel@kdg.be

Julie De Smedt

Research

Communication

julie.desmedt@kdg.be

Joris Verhulst

Research strategy

Consultancy

joris.verhulst@kdg.be

Kenneth De Keulenaer

IT

Development

kenneth.dekeulenaer@kdg.be