Socaba incubates new concepts that generate social capital. Investing this social capital through dedicated intervention help enhance social cohesion. Socaba aims to be a front-runner in this field of social innovation, with a particular strength in conducting tailored, on the ground research in previously data poor/difficult environments.
One such concept, ‘Meeting the Polarisation Challenge’, is a research programme targeted at the municipal level across Belgium and designed to use a data-driven approach to provide policymakers with the necessary actionable knowledge to give a voice to the silent majority, understand their interests, and develop appropriate responses to expand the middle ground, enhance social cohesion and resilience, and counter the threat of polarisation in communities.
Refugees and asylum, humanitarian operations, integration and host community sensitivities