Cartographie de la Polarisation à Bruxelles

L’enquête 2019 sur la perception des risques dans le monde du Forum économique mondial a classé la « polarisation croissante des sociétés » au deuxième rang des risques les plus importants pour le bien-être mondial après le changement climatique. Pourtant, elle reste un phénomène largement sous-étudié en Belgique. Les frictions, tensions et conflits sociaux qui en résultent peuvent avoir un impact sur la cohésion d’une société, sur le bien-être de ses habitants. La polarisation est un défi considérable pour la bonne gouvernance.

Au cours des années 2019-2020, Socaba a mené une enquête commissionnée par Bruxelles Prévention et Sécurité (BPS) sur l’ensemble des communes de la région bruxelloise, c’est-à-dire les 19 communes, sur le sujet de la polarisation.

« Cartographie de la polarisation à Bruxelles » est la première étude de cette ampleur qui analyse la polarisation à Bruxelles, en se penchant sur les perceptions des individus. Plus précisément, elle a adressé la question suivante : Les tensions perçues par les Bruxellois peuvent-elles engendrer des phénomènes de distanciation ou de conflit et influencer leur comportement ?  Avec une méthodologie scientifique solide, la sélection aléatoire sur l’ensemble de la géographie de la Région bruxelloise a produit une image détaillée et statistiquement valide pour chacune des 19 communes.

Prochaines étapes : Continuer le dialogue engagé avec les Bruxellois 

En 2021, Socaba a contacté les 1,593 répondants qui se disent désireux d’être tenus informés des résultats de l’étude. Ils seront invités à participer à un échange d’idées et de solutions pour combler la polarisation à Bruxelles. En coopération avec Socaba, les citoyens intéressés pourront mener des créations vidéo et autre pour disséminer leurs recommandations particulières. Cette activité a pour objectif d’informer les politiciens et d’autres citoyens des solutions voulues pour réduire la polarisation afin de minimiser ses effets de tension, distanciation et conflit.

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Een Cartografie van Polarisatie in Brussel

Maatschappelijke polarisatie is een fenomeen dat in België nog weinig onderzocht is. De sociale fricties, spanningen en conflicten die eruit voortvloeien kunnen een grote impact hebben op de cohesie in de samenleving en het welzijn van haar inwoners en kunnen uitdagingen creëren voor een goed bestuur. Volgens de Global Risks Perception Survey (2019) van het World Economic Forum is “de toenemende polarisatie van samenlevingen” de op één na grootste uitdaging voor het wereldwijde welzijn, na klimaatverandering.

Polarisatie in Brussel in kaart gebracht 

In 2019-2020 heeft Socaba vzw in opdracht van Brussel Preventie en Veiligheid (BPV) in alle 19 gemeenten van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest (BHG) een onderzoek uitgevoerd over polarisatie

“Een cartografie van polarisatie in Brussel” is, zover wij weten, de eerste studie van deze omvang die polarisatie in het BHG en specifiek de percepties van individuen analyseert. Met behulp van dit onderzoek trachtte Socaba antwoord te geven op de volgende vraag: Kunnen problemen gerelateerd aan polarisatie die door Brusselaars ervaren worden hun sociaal gedrag beïnvloeden leiden tot distantiëring en/of conflicten?  

Gedurende twee jaar heeft het team van Socaba het methodologisch kader ontwikkeld, de enquête ontworpen en meer dan drieduizend inwoners van de stad Brussel geïnterviewd.

Hier vindt u meer informatie over de resultaten van het onderzoek. 

De volgende stappen: De dialoog tussen Brusselaars voortzetten 

Voor het einde van 2021 neemt Socaba contact op met de 1.593 respondenten die hadden aangegeven dat zij op de hoogte wilden worden gehouden van de resultaten van de studie. Zij zullen worden uitgenodigd om deel te nemen aan een uitwisseling van ideeën met als doel innovatieve oplossingen te creëren om de polarisatie in Brussel tegen te gaan. In samenwerking met Socaba zullen geïnteresseerde Brusselaars video’s en andere creaties kunnen maken om hun specifieke aanbevelingen kenbaar te maken. Het doel van deze activiteit is politici, beleidsmakers, en andere burgers te informeren over oplossingen om polarisatie te verminderen en zo de spanningen, distantiëring en sociale conflicten zo veel mogelijk tegen te gaan.

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Mapping the Polarisation Phenomenon in Brussels

Socaba incubates new concepts that generate social capital, and aims to be a front-runner in this field of social innovation. We pride ourselves on our independent approach and our ability to conduct tailored, on the ground research.

Societal polarisation remains a largely under-researched phenomenon within Belgium. The social frictions, tensions and conflicts that result can heavily impact on the cohesiveness of society and the wellbeing of its inhabitants, and pose an extensive challenge to good governance. The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 Global Risks Perception Survey ranked the “increasing polarisation of societies” as the second most significant risk to global wellbeing after climate change.

A large-scale mapping of polarisation 

In 2019-2020, Socaba conducted a survey commissioned by Brussels Prevention and Security (BPS) in all municipalities in the Brussels region, (i.e. the 19 municipalities), on social polarisation.

“Mapping Polarisation in Brussels’ is the first study on this scale to analyse polarisation in Brussels by looking at people’s perceptions. More specifically, it addressed the following question: Can the tensions related to polarisation perceived by Brussels residents lead to distancing or conflict and how does the perception of the tensions influence their behaviour?  Using a sound scientific approach – random selection in the entire territory of the Brussels Region – the research produced a detailed and statistically valid picture for each of the 19 municipalities.

Here you can find more information about the results of the research. 

Next steps: To continue the dialogue with the Bruxellois  

In 2021, Socaba contacted the 1,593 respondents who expressed an interest in being kept informed about the results of the study. They will be invited to participate in an exchange of ideas and solutions to counter polarisation in Brussels. In cooperation with Socaba, interested citizens will be invited to produce videos, written content and other creations to disseminate their recommendations. The aim of this project is to inform politicians and other citizens about solutions to reduce polarisation in order to minimise its effects of tension, distancing and conflict.

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Reinforcing post-prison support

Organising a coordinated approach at the regional level to ensure a smooth transition back into society

This action-research project is about strengthening the reintegration network for people who went through detention for having committed or participated in acts of terrorism, or having been suspected of radicalisation. At a moment where the strategies and practices of local actors of preventive and follow-up care have been stabilized, Socaba aims to reinforce the coordination between them and to develop an expertise based on the experience of reintegration from the ex-detained themselves, as well as their families. We aim to develop resources and tools for practitioners as well as for the people going through the reintegration process, and their families.

In order to facilitate a smoother coordination by practitioners, Socaba’s team is collecting the experiences, needs and suggestions from a wide range of both involved and potentially involved actors. This project is organised in three phases. The interviews carried out in the first phase will feed into a report describing the current state of play, mapping out the different services currently available, what they offer, and the links between them. The second phase will develop tools, trainings and resources stemming from the findings of the first one. In the final phase, these trainings and resources will be made available and meetings will be organised for the exchange of best practices between concerned practitioners. The project is funded by “Brussels Prevention and Security” (BPS).

Scope

Socaba engages across the four main themes of security, governance, justice and migration. Our teams bring each client a combination of in-depth sectoral knowledge and front-line expert innovation. Our mission is to help clients achieve excellence in their field.

Institutional governance, private sector development, data collection management

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Human rights, diversity and gender, reform of judiciary, strengthening the rule of law

Refugees and asylum, humanitarian operations, integration and host community sensitivities

Conflict prevention, peace building, resilience, polarisation, countering violent extremism

Services

Socaba tailors its consultancy services to meet our clients’ most critical challenges and opportunities across all sectors and geographies. We bring deep, functional expertise, but with a holistic perspective: we seek to capture value across boundaries and between the silos of any organisation. We have a proven ability in assisting clients to streamline their decision-making processes and optimise performance and delivery.

Combining strategy experience and analytical expertise to create value

Ensuring organisations and programmes are aligned and set up to deliver on their intended objectives

Using innovative approaches to dialogue to create the conditions for personal and collective transformation

Combining strategy experience and analytical expertise to create value

Ensuring organisations and programmes are aligned and set up to deliver on their intended objectives

Using innovative approaches to dialogue to create the conditions for personal and collective transformation

Review and monitoring of project progress for project management purposes; evaluation of results and impact through strategic ex-ante evaluations

Creating synergies between our project management services and our expertise on gender equality, cross-cultural training, human resources management, and change management

Combining political economy, conflict and risk analyses to provide tailored solutions and policy recommendations

Review and monitoring of project progress for project management purposes; evaluation of results and impact through strategic ex-ante evaluations

Creating synergies between our project management services and our expertise on gender equality, cross-cultural training, human resources management, and change management

Combining political economy, conflict and risk analyses to provide tailored solutions and policy recommendations

Who we are

Socaba, established in 2008, is an international consulting firm delivering tailored services to public interest organisations. We strive to provide clients a blend of deep sector knowledge and front-line expert innovation. Our mission is to help clients achieve excellence in their field. In addition to be located in Denmark and the UK, project activities take place from our offices in central Brussels.

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