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Foreign fighters in Syria are all over the news. 2015 is already the year of terror in Europe. The attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and the deadly raid in Verviers have been a wake-up call for everyone. What is radicalism and how does it differ from extremism and terrorism? Is Islam to blame? Should we be afraid? And most importantly: what can we do to stop radicalism and terrorism? Bilal Beny…
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In this new publication, Bilal Benyaich and a number of Belgian and international thinkers and doers offer an open reflection on some important dimensions of the migration and integration issue. With this book, Itinera makes a case for a holistic approach to this topic.
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In the coming decades less and less working people will have to take care after more and more no-longer-working people. This is not sustainable if we do nothing. In this book, Ivan Van de Cloot, Chief Economist of Itinera, calls up to address the problem decisively. It is not yet too late, but it is going to be very urgent.
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Housing becomes ever more expensive for buyers as well as for renters. Johan Albrecht and Rob Van Hoofstat show – in a new Itinera Institute study – that the demand for new houses increases every year while construction of new buildings decreases. The tension on the housing market rises and it affects housing prices. Urgent measures need to be adopted in order to improve the affordab…
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The papyboom has started with a hundred new retirees each day. The Social Security has a deficit of several billions due to aging, and not because of the crisis. What now? Jean Hindriks (Senior Fellow at the Itinera Institute) and Ivan Van de Cloot (Chief Economist at the Itinera Institute) make an alarming conclusion about our pension system.…
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The debate on ageing has been going on for quite a few years, but nothing has actually been done. The clock keeps ticking… With this book we want to stimulate the reform process, and offer a new reference frame for the debate. All too often the debate is focussed on the costs and burdens. Eldercare is more than retirement homes, homecare and care for the demented. In this book we offer c…
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Can we radically change the global energy system? What tools do we have available for this purpose? Which results will we achieve if we mobilise forces worldwide in order to meet the transition goals? What lessons can be learned from the most complete technological studies? Does the current policy in the western world comply with these lessons?
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The Itinera Institute is proud to present it's new book:"The future of Health Care: dariong the diagnosis & treaments" The Belgian Healthcare system possesses numerous assets, but is also seriously threatened by the new challenges of the 21st century.Even if these challenges are numerous,it is not too late to act. But if we do not react on time, we won’t be able to conti…
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The 2000 Copernicus reform has faded away before flourishing. Belgium has the highest public spending and public employment in the OECD and still the relative quality and quantity of public services remain disappointing. With so many challenges ahead such as globalisation, population aging, the race for talents, the digital revolution, it is urgent to send a wake-up call for a government that i…
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The popular climate story neglects the end of the fossil energy era. An energy transition is therefore necessary. This challenge requires a consistent policy answer. In the long run, it offers the potential for important future wealth creation. In order to make this possible, a framework allowing for research networking and for entrepreneurship around smart energy technology is crucial.
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