The OSE, along with the Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA, KULeuven), conducted a research project aimed at exploring the practices of Belgian Public Centres for Social Action (PCSA), whose work is related to the social integration of first and second-generation migrants. The research investigated the practices of PCSAs, the partnerships that are mobilised and the interaction with other (social) policy strands. The project combined the findings of a web survey of the 587 Belgian PCSAs with more in-depth case studies. This project was financed by the Belgian Federal Public Planning Service for Social Integration (SPP Intégration sociale).
OSE researchers involved in this project: Ramón Peña-Casas, Dalila Ghailani, Bart Vanhercke and David Natali.