Hoe gaat het nog met België?

Interview with Frank Vandenbroucke in the Flemish newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen: How is Belgium still doing? Ex-politician Frank Vandenbroucke comes to some remarkable conclusions

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Frank Vandenbroucke over de pensioenen: ‘Onze politieke cultuur maakt grondig hervormen onmogelijk’

Today, 11 December 2017, an article has been published in the magazine Trends / MoneyTalk on the basis of an interview with Frank Vandenbroucke about the retirement age.

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Interview in HUMO, Belgian magazine

Interview with Frank Vandenbroucke in Dutch-language Belgian weekly magazine Humo on the occasion of the thirty-fourth Pacificatielezing, which was held in Breda, The Netherlands on 11 November 2017.

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Interview in journal Samenleving en Politiek


The journal Samenleving en Politiek has published a comprehensive interview with Frank Vandenbroucke. The interview (only available in Dutch) can be read via the website of the publisher, and can be downloaded through the link below.

Samenleving en Politiek is a monthly magazine with a critical glance at social and political problems. Samenleving en Politiek is a magazine in which new developments are discussed and creative proposals are formulated on all possible social and political themes. Samenleving en Politiek is published by Stichting Gerrit Kreveld.

Previously, Frank Vandenbroucke published himself in Samenleving en Politiek. These publications can be found under ‘Publications’.

Download the interview here (Dutch)

Frank Vandenbroucke appointed as university professor

The Flemish scientist and former politician Frank Vandenbroucke has been appointed as university professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As a university professor, Vandenbroucke will focus at promoting research and debate about the social significance of the European Union. The appointment is effective from November 1, 2015.

Vandenbroucke will bring together insights from economic, social and political science research. The key question is on which normative foundations the EU can legitimize and develop (social) policy. Vandenbroucke will work closely with ACCESS EUROPE, the platform of the UvA and the VU University focused on research, education and public debate on Europe and the European Union. He will also work with the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) of the University of Amsterdam.

“Frank Vandenbroucke is a great authority in the field of the European Union and the development of social and employment policy within the EU. He combines an extensive experience in both politics and science, enabling it to connect both perspectives”, says prof. dr. Dymph van den Boom, rector magnificus of the University of Amsterdam. “I am very pleased that Vandenbroucke joins the university professors of the University of Amsterdam.”