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See detailTracing Migrant-Mothers’ ‘Return’ Narratives in the Mexico-U.S and Peru-Belgium Migratory Circuits.
Vivas Romero, Maria ULg; Sanchez-Martinez, Anabela

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How do contemporary migrant mothers strategize return to their home countries? And how does the social protections available for their bi-national children in sending and destination countries factor in ... [more ▼]

How do contemporary migrant mothers strategize return to their home countries? And how does the social protections available for their bi-national children in sending and destination countries factor in the decision to return? Through this contribution, we aimed to tackle these questions. We draw from the analysis of two longitudinal migratory careers and argue that our participant’s return decisions were influenced both by their children’s effective access to social protection and their subjective perceptions of ‘good-motherhood’. This Trans-Atlantic comparison shows how different situated-institutional-contexts, cultures of care and motherhood resulted into different patterns of mobility for these women and their families. [less ▲]

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See detail"Divided families, fractured schooling, in Mexico: educational consequences of children exposition to international migration”
Zuniga, Victor; Vivas Romero, Maria ULg

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This cahier aims to identify and analyze the consequences of international migration movements on the school itineraries and aspirations of children who have been exposed to international migration ... [more ▼]

This cahier aims to identify and analyze the consequences of international migration movements on the school itineraries and aspirations of children who have been exposed to international migration between Mexico and the U. S. Some of these children are active actors of migratory flows because they moved from one country to another. Others are not active migrants; however, given the fact that they belong to divided families due to international migration, they are exposed to the impacts of their family members’ decisions. Consequently, two critical components of their migratory experiences will be the focus of our analysis. Firstly, we will analyze their school trajectory and secondly the family dispersion due to their migratory decisions. [less ▲]

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See detailNationality Law in the Western Hemisphere: On Problems of Comparative Law and Legal Translation in Studying Different Citizenship Regimes
Vonk, Olivier ULg

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It is well-known that the concept of nationality plays an important role in different fields of the law, be it private or public law, private international law (‘conflicts of law’) or public international ... [more ▼]

It is well-known that the concept of nationality plays an important role in different fields of the law, be it private or public law, private international law (‘conflicts of law’) or public international law. While nationality is also frequently the subject of comparative analysis, and therefore of comparative law, little has so far been written on the conceptual and linguistic difficulties that arise in conducting comparative analyses of the nationality laws of different countries – especially if one does not rely on translations but examines them in the original languages. After giving an overview of the legal scholarship on legal translation and comparative law and assessing its relevance for the domain of nationality law (sections 2 and 3), the paper will continue with some remarks on the usefulness and quality of bi- and multilingual legal dictionaries for these fields of study (section 4). While my own experiences in conducting comparative and multilingual research on nationality law are referred to throughout the paper, section 5 will specifically give relevant examples from my work on the book Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere: A Study on Grounds for Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship in the Americas and the Caribbean. [less ▲]

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See detailNationality Law in the Western Hemisphere: On Problems of Comparative Law and Legal Translation in Studying Different Citizenship Regimes
Vonk, Olivier ULg

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It is well-known that the concept of nationality plays an important role in different fields of the law, be it private or public law, private international law (‘conflicts of law’) or public international ... [more ▼]

It is well-known that the concept of nationality plays an important role in different fields of the law, be it private or public law, private international law (‘conflicts of law’) or public international law. While nationality is also frequently the subject of comparative analysis, and therefore of comparative law, little has so far been written on the conceptual and linguistic difficulties that arise in conducting comparative analyses of the nationality laws of different countries – especially if one does not rely on translations but examines them in the original languages. After giving an overview of the legal scholarship on legal translation and comparative law and assessing its relevance for the domain of nationality law (sections 2 and 3), the paper will continue with some remarks on the usefulness and quality of bi- and multilingual legal dictionaries for these fields of study (section 4). While my own experiences in conducting comparative and multilingual research on nationality law are referred to throughout the paper, section 5 will specifically give relevant examples from my work on the book Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere: A Study on Grounds for Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship in the Americas and the Caribbean. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Impact of Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Changes on Mobility Patterns in West Africa
Zickgraf, Caroline ULg; de Longueville, Florence; Ozer, Pierre ULg et al

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From the Sahel to the coast, West Africa is experiencing a variety of climate change impacts, including sea level rise, soil salinization, floods, drought, and desertification, while simultaneously ... [more ▼]

From the Sahel to the coast, West Africa is experiencing a variety of climate change impacts, including sea level rise, soil salinization, floods, drought, and desertification, while simultaneously suffering from other forms of environmental degradation. Together, these environmental changes are significantly influencing migration patterns in and out of West Africa. This paper seeks to analyze vulnerability and resilience to environmental changes as they affect and are affected by mobility patterns in the region. We assert that the impact of environmental changes cannot be isolated from other political, social, economic, and demographic pressures that together drive human mobility. In a region where natural resources form the foundation of livelihoods and food security (fishing and agriculture), the relationship between environmental changes and socioeconomic vulnerabilities is of particular concern. This paper therefore draws from four distinct case studies to grasp the variegated and cumulative vulnerability and resilience among local populations as they relate to internal and intraregional migration. [less ▲]

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See detailRapport sur l'Habilitation de Catherine GUYON : Par la roue de sainte Catherine. Dévots, pèlerins et pèlerinage à sainte Catherine d’Alexandrie (VIIIe- début du XVIe siècle)
George, Philippe ULg

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Madame Guyon a étudié le culte de sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie et son développement tous azimuts.

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See detailRAPPORT FINAL - Portefeuille de projets TipTopLam
Gravet, Denis; Carton, Marc; Contrepois, Quentin et al

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See detailEvaluation de la stabilité d'une paroi rocheuse à Flémalle
Delvoie, Simon ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg

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La caractérisation détaillée du massif rocheux a été réalisée à partir de mesures in situ et d'observations. Ces données sont ensuite utilisées dans l'analyse de stabilité du massif rocheux. Un traitement ... [more ▼]

La caractérisation détaillée du massif rocheux a été réalisée à partir de mesures in situ et d'observations. Ces données sont ensuite utilisées dans l'analyse de stabilité du massif rocheux. Un traitement adéquat de la paroi est finalement proposé afin de minimiser les projections de blocs rocheux sur d'éventuels bâtiments sur le moyen et le long terme. [less ▲]

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See detailLiteracy in Lithuania. Country Report - Children and Adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Annette; Masiulienė, Laura et al

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See detailLiteracy in Belgium (French Community). Country Report - Children and Adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Annette; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg et al

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See detailLiteracy in Czech Republic. Country Report - Children and Adolescents
Garbe, Christine; Lafontaine, Annette; Laufkova, Veronika et al

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See detailLa pauvreté infantile et juvénile en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Guio, Anne-Catherine; Baye, Ariane ULg

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See detailThe English Experience of Soft Densification (Les expériences anglaises en matière de densification douce). Phase II Draft Report
Bibby, Peter; Dunning, Richard; Ferrari, Ed et al

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This report is the second phase of research into the English Experience of Soft Densification and builds upon the quantitative data analysis undertaken in phase I. Adopting an intensive qualitative case ... [more ▼]

This report is the second phase of research into the English Experience of Soft Densification and builds upon the quantitative data analysis undertaken in phase I. Adopting an intensive qualitative case study approach two local authorities, the London Borough of Ealing and Bristol City Council, are considered in detail. Ealing represents a suburban area that experienced concurrently significant soft densification and de-conversion of existing stock in the period 2001 to 2011, whilst Bristol over the same period experienced a high level of housing growth. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegration of Composites for Greener Engine - Rapport scientifique & technique
Aatach, Mohamed ULg; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg

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The project's objective is to achieve a greater integration of composite materials in the low-pressure compressor, major product of Techspace Aero. The recycling of composite materials is one of the main ... [more ▼]

The project's objective is to achieve a greater integration of composite materials in the low-pressure compressor, major product of Techspace Aero. The recycling of composite materials is one of the main parts of this project. The focus is on the review of technologies, reuse and resulting properties on the recycling of fibre reinforced polymers and the development of new processes for end-of-life aerospace grade advanced carbon fiber reinforced composite materials (electrodynamic and conventional fragmentation, physicochemical characterization, environmental impact assessment, etc.) [less ▲]

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See detailResponses to Death, Care and Family Relations in Urban Senegal
Evans, Ruth; McCarthy, Jane Ribbens; Bowlby, Sophie et al

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See detailReduction of the treatment gap for problematic alcohol use in Belgium
Mistiaen, Patriek; Kohn, Laurence; Mambourg, Françoise et al

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1.1 Background Alcohol consumption is a widespread phenomenon in western societies and it is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Problematic alcohol use affects an estimated 3.6% of the ... [more ▼]

1.1 Background Alcohol consumption is a widespread phenomenon in western societies and it is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Problematic alcohol use affects an estimated 3.6% of the population between 15 and 64 years of age worldwide. The Belgian health survey found that 10% of the Belgian population has a problematic alcohol use. However, only a small proportion of people with a problematic alcohol use seeks or receives treatment. A European study (including Belgium) found that only 8% of persons with an alcohol problem had consulted some form of professional assistance in the past year. A Belgian study found that 12.8% of persons with an alcohol use problem indicated they searched for help in the year after the problem started but 61% did so in later years with a mean delay of 18 years. So, many people who could profit from help/assistance do not seek or receive it and there is a long delay. It may be concluded that there is a large ‘treatment gap’. 1.2 Research aim To analyse explanations for the treatment gap and to find ways and interventions, including facilitators and barriers in applying these, to improve the treatment rate of people with problematic alcohol use in Belgium. 1.3 Methods This study applied 3 research approaches: • Review of the international and Belgian literature o Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Psychinfo and grey literature sources were searched in summer 2014 for review studies and for Belgian primary studies with date limit >2000 and written in English, Dutch, French or German o Literature was categorized into barriers/facilitators for seeking/starting treatment in individuals with problematic alcohol use, in care professionals and in society and into interventions for reducing the treatment in the mentioned three groups o Only descriptive analyses of the literature were appliedQualitative research by interviews with persons with an alcohol use problem (n=14), and interviews and focus groups with care professionals, and experts in the alcohol field (n=60) o To identify the factors on a personal, organisational and societal level that impede or facilitate the screening and advice given by professionals, initiation of treatment, and treatment-uptake by individuals with AUP; o To understand the complex interactions between those factors; o To identify the interventions/measures the surveyed individuals and professionals would consider effective in reducing the treatment gap from the point of view of the professionals and patients. • Delphi study with persons with an alcohol use problem, care professionals, policy makers and experts (total across groups n= 35) in the alcohol field to check acceptability and priority of recommendations for improvement of the treatment o Two rounds by online questionnaire were planned and a face to face meeting afterwards with Delphi-participants to discuss results of previous rounds and to reach final agreement 1.4 Results In the literature study 85 relevant reviews and 22 Belgian primary studies were included. It was found that individuals with AUP follow a long road before seeking help. Main barriers along the road are denial of the problem, belief that alcohol problems may improve on their own, desire to handle problems on their own, thinking that treatment is ineffective or uncomfortable, dislike of the prevalent group, fear of stigma, lack of financial resources and other. Next it was found that care professionals face also many barriers to initiate a kind of intervention; common mentioned barriers are lack of time and lack of knowledge and confidence. Also it appeared there is a societal/public stigma towards people with a problematic alcohol use, causing a barrier for affected persons to seek help. Several effective interventions targeted at easing patient barriers and help them to seek treatment or initiate behaviour change were found: Screening-brief interventions-referral to treatment (SBIRT) by health care professionals, internet based screening and awareness programs,stigma reducing interventions. Also a large amount of research was found to overcome these impediments. Main intervention for patients is making them aware of their problem, e.g. by screening on alcohol use and motivational brief interventions. Main interventions for professionals is to train and to motivate them to screen and give brief interventions; however, all reviews stated as well that there was a lot of diversity in training formats and intensity, making it difficult to synthetize the results and to define the optimum duration and format of such initiatives. Interventions at a societal level are less clear The qualitative study revealed that several barriers as well as facilitators are experienced by individuals with AUP and professionals. It appears that the treatment gap is a multiple phenomenon. Some elements are related to the individuals with an AUP, some others to the health professionals, and, more globally, in the socioeconomic context. Four main themes could be deduced from the interviews: individuals with AUP go through a long and stepped (however not always a linear) process before becoming aware of and recognising their problem; relatives (at home or in the social network) and colleagues (at work) play an important role along the persons’ trajectory; professionals lack the time, knowledge, skills and proper attitudes and they pass the buck when it comes to tackling the AUP; and the origin and treatment of AUP are largely influenced by societal habits and views. It appeared that more information is needed among the general population about alcohol-related problems and healthcare professionals’ knowledge on the topic, and the skills to manage it properly should be enhanced. In addition contextual and societal barriers have to be tackled. The Delphi-study resulted in a general consensus on all proposals, based on the literature and the qualitative study. But it was stressed that it is necessary to implement the proposals simultaneously to enhance synergy. 1.5 Conclusion The three research approaches confirmed each other and showed that the treatment gap for persons with problematic alcohol use is a multi-layered problem (individuals with AUP, their relatives, professionals, care system and general society). There are effective interventions to lower the treatment gap, but to obtain maximal effectiveness measures have to be taken at all levels in simultaneous way. [less ▲]

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See detailRapport d'activité 2015 de la convention de recherche : "DEPITRIM : Detection, control measures and impact study of Epitrix in Belgium"
Maes, Martine; Jansen, Jean-Pierre; De Clercq, Patrick et al

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See detailBehaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads - Deliverable D.9 - Robustimpact
D'Antimo, Marina ULg; Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

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The present work is dedicated to the behaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads. The results presented in this part have been mainly developed in [1]. The component ... [more ▼]

The present work is dedicated to the behaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads. The results presented in this part have been mainly developed in [1]. The component method is a nowadays widely recognized procedure for the evaluation of the design properties of structural joints. It is used as a reference method in the Eurocodes and the proposed rules in these codes are mainly devoted to the characterization of joints subjected to bending moments and shear forces. However, in some situations, these joints can be subjected to combined axial loads and bending moments, for instance in frames subjected to an exceptional event leading to the loss of a column, situation where significant tying forces can developed in the structural beams above the lost column. The purpose of this work is to present and validate a design model, founded on the component method, aiming at predicting the behaviour of composite joints subjected to combined axial loads and bending moments. In particular, in the following the validation of this model through comparisons to recent experimental tests performed on steel composite beam-to-column joints at University of Stuttgart will be presented. The proposed method is mainly adapted from the former research work of Demonceau [2]. Some changes are made in order to improve the former method and also to extend it to the type of joints used in the framework of the current European project (Deliverable 5). Beam to column composite joints with flush-end-plate connection are mainly investigated hereinafter. The work will manly focus on the behaviour of joints under sagging moments, as it has not been widely researched yet in comparison to joints under hogging moment. An excel-based routine of the proposed method has been developed; it has been designed to be adaptable to different types of composite joints, with the objective to facilitate the verification and/or the application of the above-mentioned design model. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude d’impact et appui à la mise en œuvre de la nouvelle reforme de la PAC au niveau wallon : rapport final
Terrones Gavira, François ULg; Burny, Philippe ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

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La PAC, définie dans le traité de Rome et mise en oeuvre depuis 1962, est soumise, depuis le début des années 90, à un processus de réforme afin de répondre aux nouveaux défis de l’agriculture européenne ... [more ▼]

La PAC, définie dans le traité de Rome et mise en oeuvre depuis 1962, est soumise, depuis le début des années 90, à un processus de réforme afin de répondre aux nouveaux défis de l’agriculture européenne mais également afin d’honorer les engagements pris par l'Union européenne (UE) dans le cadre de ses relations commerciales internationales. Le 18 novembre 2010, la Commission européenne a publié une communication sur la PAC de l’après 2013, suivie le 12 octobre 2011 de propositions législatives, lançant de longues négociations entre le Conseil européen des Ministres de l’Agriculture et, pour la première fois de l’histoire de la PAC, le Parlement européen, nouveau co-législateur pour cette matière. En parallèle aux négociations sur la PAC se déroulaient celles relatives au cadre financier pluriannuel 2014-2020 (CFP). Ce dernier fixe non seulement les montants des ressources financières pour chaque catégorie de dépenses de l’UE mais également inclut des décisions sur des éléments importants des politiques elles-mêmes dont celles relatives à la PAC. Après plus de 18 mois de négociations budgétaires, les chefs d’Etat de chaque Etat membre (EM) sont parvenus à un accord concernant le CFP 2014-2020 lors du conseil européen des 7 et 8 février 2013. Peu de temps après cet accord budgétaire, le Conseil Agriculture, le Parlement européen et la Commission européenne ont abouti à un accord sur les Règlements relatifs à la PAC le 26 juin 2013, complété le 24 septembre 2013. Un des résultats du nouveau Règlement « Paiements directs », négocié entre les 28 EM et le Parlement européen, est une nouvelle architecture des paiements directs ainsi qu’un nombre très important de choix stratégiques à prendre par les EM, et dans le cas de la Belgique, les Régions, qui doivent choisir parmi différentes options qui restent ouvertes par la réglementation européenne. La plupart des choix politiques des EM et régions ont dû être notifiées à la Commission européenne pour le 1er août 2014, certains choix un peu plus tardivement (les dernières décisions, plus techniques, devaient être notifiées pour le 31 janvier 2015). [less ▲]

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See detailDesign guidlines - Deliverable D.13 - Robustimpact
Charlier, Marion; Hanus, François; Vassart, Olivier et al

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The present document details the design guidelines which emanates from the RobustImpact project. The reasoning used is depicted below in Figure 1-1. The first step is to define the impact scenario and its ... [more ▼]

The present document details the design guidelines which emanates from the RobustImpact project. The reasoning used is depicted below in Figure 1-1. The first step is to define the impact scenario and its key parameters. Then the impact can be characterized as a hard impact or as a soft impact. The first option assumes that the kinetic energy of the impactor is absorbed by the impactor itself while the second option assumes that the kinetic energy of the impactor is mainly absorbed by the column, thus leading to plastic deformations and the activation of geometrical non-linear effects in the column. If the soft impact is considered, the buckling resistance of the column must be examined in order to evaluate if the impacted column shows sufficient residual resistance after the impact. If this is not the case, the structure will resist if it is able to sustain the load initially carried by the impacted column by redistributing it in the damaged structure, i.e. if it is able to activate alternative load path. The resistance brought by other structural elements will then be evaluated. If the impacted column is a peripheral column, the yield line theory is used to evaluate the resistance of both slab and beams. In case of a central column, Bailey’s method evaluating the slab resistance taking into account the membrane effect is used to determine the contribution of the slab. The contribution of the beams is then quantified by evaluating the corresponding P-u curve. All the methods have been validated using FEM softwares. Since the project concerns structures whose columns are impacted by vehicles, the accidental load combination must be considered. In addition, the yield strength of the steel should be considered as 𝑓𝑦,𝑑𝑦𝑛= 𝜇.𝑓𝑦> 𝑓𝑦 . Indeed was proved than the steel mechanical properties are better under dynamic loading. Nevertheless, there is for the moment no available quantification for the majoring coefficient that should apply to 𝑓𝑦 : this could be done realizing tests. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report, Volume 4 The DUNE Detectors at LBNF
Aristizabal Sierra, Diego ULg

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The LBNF/DUNE CDR describes the proposed physics program and technical designs at the conceptual design stage. At this stage, the design is still undergoing development and the CDR therefore presents a ... [more ▼]

The LBNF/DUNE CDR describes the proposed physics program and technical designs at the conceptual design stage. At this stage, the design is still undergoing development and the CDR therefore presents a reference design for each element as well as alternative designs that are under consideration. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign report of the specimens for all the experimental analyses - Deliverable D.4.1 - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Huvelle, Clara et al

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The present report focuses on the design of the experimental analysis that are going to be performed within the ROBUSTIMPACT project (Grant Agreement Number: RFSR-CT-2012-00029). The project focuses on ... [more ▼]

The present report focuses on the design of the experimental analysis that are going to be performed within the ROBUSTIMPACT project (Grant Agreement Number: RFSR-CT-2012-00029). The project focuses on the behavior of composite steel and concrete framed buildings against accidental actions. Within the project, several experimental analyses are going to be performed spanning from the local to the global behavior. The report is divided in 4 parts, each one describing the preliminary work of each partner of the project. In particular:  Part A reports the work performed by USTUTT (University of Stuttgart) including the design of four experimental tests on composite joints and two experimental tests on composite frames. In particular, the composite joints will be investigated in order to better understand the behavior in terms of activation of catenary actions. The tests on composite frames are performed investigating the influence of the high speed loading and strain rate effects on the deformation capacity of these structures.  Part B reports the work performed by ULg (University of Liege) including the design of 44 experimental impact tests on beam-to-column joints and column base joints. With these tests will be possible to investigate the response of different joint components under impact loading for different level of energy.  Part C reports the work performed by UTRE (Università degli Studi di Trento) including the design of the case study reference structures and the design of the experimental tests. In particular, two 3D full scale tests will be performed by simulating to total loss of the impacted column in order to investigate the redundancy of the 3D slab system in terms of activation of membrane effects.  Part D reports the work performed by RWTH (University of Aachen) including the design of six crash tests on columns that are going to be performed in order to investigate the residual strength of the damaged member after the impact. The aim is to determine the response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the surrounding structure. [less ▲]

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See detailSimplified equivalent static approach and results for deriving structural requirements - Deliverables D.11 and D.12 - Robustimpact
Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; D'Antimo, Marina ULg; Huvelle, Clara et al

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Deliverable 11 and 12 have been merged in the present document which can be seen as the main outcome of the activities conducted with Work Package 9 of the Robustimpact project. Section 2 presents first ... [more ▼]

Deliverable 11 and 12 have been merged in the present document which can be seen as the main outcome of the activities conducted with Work Package 9 of the Robustimpact project. Section 2 presents first the sophisticated numerical investigations conducted on a reference structure subjected to impacts of vehicles. Then, Section 3 presents in details the simplified analytical models/tools developed within the present project to predict the response of a structure (or a part of a structure) further to the impact of a vehicle. With the presented models, it is demonstrated that an accurate prediction of the structural results may be obtained and that all the parameters influencing this response are mastered. Section 4 introduces the different parametric studies which have been conducted (partly using the models/tools presented in Section 3) on 2D and 3D steel and composite structures or on composite floors. Finally, Section 5 highlights the structural requirements which can be proposed as an outcome of the performed investigations. Through this document, it is demonstrated that the different objectives of Work Package 9 have been reached in the framework of this project. [less ▲]

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See detailVerification of analytical and numerical tools - Deliverable D.5b - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULg et al

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The numerical recalculation performed on the slab, beam and joint tests as well as the analytical recalculation of these tests have been employed as support for the experimental investigations represented ... [more ▼]

The numerical recalculation performed on the slab, beam and joint tests as well as the analytical recalculation of these tests have been employed as support for the experimental investigations represented within the previous chapter. In particular, numerical and analytical analysis have been performed to design the experimental test and the test setup for the symmetric and the asymmetric 3D test performed by UTRE. For the 2D-frame tests a numerical simulation was performed and the analytical model was validated. In addition to the recalculation of the experimental investigations on composite joints some parameters were varied in order to evaluate the influence on the behavior of the composite joints. Furthermore an analytical approach to predict the response of joints subjected to M-N-loading was investigated. In addition, analytical calculations have been performed in order to predict the results of the static and dynamic experimental tests. [less ▲]

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See detailDetailed results of the experimental tests - Deliverable D.5a - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULg et al

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At the Institute for Steel Structures crash tests on columns were carried out to investigate the dynamic response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the ... [more ▼]

At the Institute for Steel Structures crash tests on columns were carried out to investigate the dynamic response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the surrounding structure. The tests' campaign planned by the Università degli Studi di Trento comprises of: - two full-scale tests on 3D specimens representative of the reference buildings; From two reference structures selected as cases study two representative substructures characterised by the same overall dimensions but by a symmetric and an asymmetric configuration (i.e., column layout), respectively, have been identified. The substructures, built in laboratory, are tested reproducing the collapse of a central column. The aim of the tests is to investigate the influence of the biaxial membrane effect associated with the concrete slab in a framed structure when the collapse of a column happens. - 20 tensile tests on T-stubs related to the beam-to-column joint adopted in the reference structures and in the full-scale specimens. T-stubs associated to both the column (10 specimens) and the end-plate (10 specimens) are tested. The tests are performed at two different loading speeds aiming at investigating the influence of strain rate effects on the joint performance, with particular reference to the deformation capacity. As a reference, also quasi-static tests are planned. At the Institute of Structural Design experimental tests were carried out investigating the behaviour of 2D-frames under a column loss. In addition the behaviour of composite joints under high speed loading was examined. Within the framework of the project, two tests on composite frames were tested as well as four tests on composite joints. The 2D substructure tests planned at USTUTT have the objective to evaluate the benefit of the concrete slab compared to the behaviour of the composite frame structure concerning the development of a membrane effect. For this purpose, the results of the composite frame tests will be compared to the 3D substructure tests performed at UTRE. Therefore, the test specimens of the 2D substructure tests are adapted to the 3D substructure tests. In order to compare also the results of the composite joint tests to the behaviour of the frames and to observe the influence of the joints on each other the test specimens for the joint tests are also adapted to the frame tests. Experimental impact tests were planned at the University of Liege (ULg): 22 tests on beam-to-column joints with 5 different joint configurations and 22 tests on column base joints with 4 different joint configurations. One of the objectives of the performed study was to propose realistic joints and column bases which could fit with the laboratory facilities of ULg, what induced a downscaling of the dimension of the members in comparison to the dimension of the ones met in the reference building. With the designed specimens, it is possible to investigate the response of different joint components under impact loading, for different levels of energy (small, medium and high levels), and to compare this response to the one obtained through a static test to highlight the dynamic effects. These static tests are performed for each type of specimens and will be used to clearly determine the different level of energy to be used for the impact tests. The general test setup for all tests was derived in Work Package 3 and can be found in the deliverable D.4.1 [18] of the project. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of Adaptive Facades, AGC Building a case study of an automated glass facade: Interviews and Process Mapping with the Design Team
Attia, Shady ULg; Bashandy, Hamza

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The evaluation of adaptive facades presents a challenge because there is no established evaluation strategy to systematically reach this goal and many of the available façade performance evaluation tools ... [more ▼]

The evaluation of adaptive facades presents a challenge because there is no established evaluation strategy to systematically reach this goal and many of the available façade performance evaluation tools have limited applicability for such advanced building facades. This report presents a case study for an adaptive glass façade and evaluates its performance. The evaluation focuses mainly on pre and post construction phase of adaptive facades: The design assist phase (including the durability test, visual mockup, onsite panel mounting and weather stripping), the commissioning phase (field verification and performance testing) and the monitoring phase. The selected project is a nearly zero energy building with unique façade comprising thermal isolated glass sunshades printed with white silk screen. These louvers respond dynamically and automatically to the angle of the sun which improves the control over energy consumption, solar radiation and glare with the ability to admit natural light into the building. The report is part of the research activities of working group 3 of the European COST Action 1403 on “Adaptive Facades “.Different methods were used for evaluation, this include: interviews with the architect, façade engineer and technical control specialist, reviews of standard and codes and a systematic process mapping. A documentation of the case study describing the post construction occupant comfort and façade operation was prepared. This report audience is mainly architects, building façade engineers together with facility managers concerned with the process of design, construction and operation of adaptive glass facades. The outcome of this report identifies effective strategies for the design and performance evaluation of optimal adaptive facades. [less ▲]

See detailANNUAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT - Climate change and Antarctic microbial biodiversity (CCAMBIO)
Tytgat, Bjorn; Willems, Anne; Sweetlove, Maxime et al

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See detailThe role of companies in « smart and sustainable city » initiatives in Belgium
André, Anne-Marie; Crutzen, Nathalie ULg

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See detailTechniques for nutrient recovery from household and industrial wastes
Camargo-Valero, Miller; Bamelis, Lies; De Clercq, Lies et al

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See detailTechniques for nutrient recovery from digestate derivatives
Bamelis, Lies; Blancke, Stieven; Camargo-Valero, Miller et al

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Camargo-Valero, Miller; De Clercq, Lies; Delvigne, Frank ULg et al

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See detailPractices and Approaches in EU Member States to Prevent and End Statelessness
Vonk, Olivier ULg

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This study was commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee. It describes the practices and approaches ... [more ▼]

This study was commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee. It describes the practices and approaches in all EU Member States as regards the prevention and eradication of statelessness. For that purpose the different national practices are assessed in light of the relevant international and European standards. Since proper mechanisms to identify stateless populations are lacking in a majority of Member States, the study addresses the procedures used in determining statelessness and analyses the role of the EU in preventing and reducing statelessness. [less ▲]

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See detailSoutien au tutorat et à l'encadrement des stages dans le secteur des milieux d'accueil d'enfants - Rapport d'évaluation pour l'année académique 2014-2015
Francois, Nathalie ULg; Noël, Stéphanie ULg; Pirard, Florence ULg

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Ce rapport présente les résultats de l'analyse de dispositifs d'accueil et d'encadrement de stagiaires en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Cette analyse a été réalisée à partir de matériaux recueillis dans ... [more ▼]

Ce rapport présente les résultats de l'analyse de dispositifs d'accueil et d'encadrement de stagiaires en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Cette analyse a été réalisée à partir de matériaux recueillis dans le cadre de focus groupes composés de moniteurs d'écoles (enseignement de plein exercice et promotion sociale) et de tuteurs dans des lieux d'accueil de l'enfance (0-12 ans) impliqués dans des projets de collaboration financés par l'Association Paritaire pour l'Emploi et la Formation (APEF). [less ▲]

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See detailLes études de genre. Histoire des femmes et histoire du genre
Dor, Juliette ULg

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Débats sur « la théorie du genre » dans les manuels scolaires en France. Jalons chronologiques d'une définition du genre. "La place des femmes dans l’histoire. Une histoire mixte" (Mnémosyne). "Hommes et ... [more ▼]

Débats sur « la théorie du genre » dans les manuels scolaires en France. Jalons chronologiques d'une définition du genre. "La place des femmes dans l’histoire. Une histoire mixte" (Mnémosyne). "Hommes et femmes au Moyen Âge, Histoire du genre, XIIe-XVe siècle". [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la qualité biologique des rivières wallonnes sur base des indices biologiques poissons. Support technique aux inventaires 2015.
Rimbaud, Gilles ULg; Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Dierckx, Arnaud ULg et al

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L’Université de Liège (LDPH) a effectué le travail décrit dans ce rapport pour le compte du Service public de Wallonie qui a financé ce projet dans le cadre d’une convention ayant pour objectif ... [more ▼]

L’Université de Liège (LDPH) a effectué le travail décrit dans ce rapport pour le compte du Service public de Wallonie qui a financé ce projet dans le cadre d’une convention ayant pour objectif l’évaluation de la qualité biologique des eaux de surface basée sur les indices biologiques « poissons » dans quatorze cours d’eau de Wallonie. Cette mission s’inscrit dans le contexte de la mise en oeuvre de la Directive 2000/60/CE établissant un cadre pour une politique communautaire dans le domaine de l’eau. [less ▲]

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See detailRapport scientifique et technique n°1
Legrand, Catherine ULg; Henrotin, Yves ULg

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See detailHigh-frequency correction method for CO2 and water vapour fluxes: an application on Walloon Terrestrial Observatories data
De Ligne, Anne ULg

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High frequency concentration fluctuations are attenuated by the eddy covariance (EC) sensors system. This is due to an inability of the EC system to process eddies of small size and induces an ... [more ▼]

High frequency concentration fluctuations are attenuated by the eddy covariance (EC) sensors system. This is due to an inability of the EC system to process eddies of small size and induces an underestimation of the fluxes. The two main reasons are the fluid frictions through the inlet tube of the gas analyzer and the separation of the sensors position between the center of the anemometer and the inlet tube. A correction factor is then needed for CO2 and H2O fluxes. In this study, we describe a new procedure for the high frequency correction (HFC). This new HFC is applied for the CO2 and H2O fluxes measured at Vielsalm and Lonzée since their setup. Finally, we compare the former and updated corrected fluxes of these two sites which are part of the Terrestrial Observatories of Belgium. Both Observatories are included in the European ecosystem network of ICOS. [less ▲]

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See detailRapport d'activité semestriel N°2
Legrand, Catherine ULg; Henrotin, Yves ULg

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See detailCaractérisation géologique et mécanique d'une paroi rocheuse à Wegnez en vue de son excavation et de sa stabilisation
Delvoie, Simon ULg; Bertrand, François ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg

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La caractérisation détaillée du massif rocheux a été réalisée à partir de mesures in situ et en laboratoire. Ces données sont ensuite utilisées dans l'analyse de stabilité du massif rocheux (stabilité d ... [more ▼]

La caractérisation détaillée du massif rocheux a été réalisée à partir de mesures in situ et en laboratoire. Ces données sont ensuite utilisées dans l'analyse de stabilité du massif rocheux (stabilité d'ensemble et stabilité de blocs selon un joint de discontinuité). L'étude présente également une analyse en vue d'estimer la ou les techniques d'excavation adéquates. [less ▲]

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See detailÉvaluation du cursus Assistant – Secrétariat de direction en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles : Analyse transversale
AEQES; Hougardy, Andrée; Pinson, Laurence et al

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Rapport transversal de l’évaluation de la qualité du cursus Assistant – Secrétariat de direction en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (année de référence 2011-2012, 25 établissements concernés). L’analyse ... [more ▼]

Rapport transversal de l’évaluation de la qualité du cursus Assistant – Secrétariat de direction en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (année de référence 2011-2012, 25 établissements concernés). L’analyse transversale se compose de trois parties : 1) une mise en contexte rédigée par la Cellule exécutive de l’AEQES, reprenant des éléments factuels tels que la composition du comité, la liste des établissements évalués et le calendrier de l’évaluation ; 2) l’état des lieux du comité des experts, repris intégralement ; 3) un commentaire conclusif, appelé « note analytique », rédigé par le Comité de gestion de l’AEQES, qui souligne certains des aspects de l’état des lieux et donne l’avis de l’Agence sur les conclusions de l’évaluation ; [less ▲]

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See detailMéthodologie de diagnostic environnemental autour de captages d’eau potabilisable sensibles qualitativement du point de vue nitrate
Vandenberghe, Christophe ULg; Bah, Boubacar Billo ULg; Orban, Philippe ULg et al

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Le projet s’inscrit dans le cadre des « contrats de captages » dont la mise en oeuvre est assurée par la SPGE (Société Publique de Gestion de l’Eau) et ce, conformément au contrat de gestion qui lie cette ... [more ▼]

Le projet s’inscrit dans le cadre des « contrats de captages » dont la mise en oeuvre est assurée par la SPGE (Société Publique de Gestion de l’Eau) et ce, conformément au contrat de gestion qui lie cette dernière avec le Gouvernement wallon. L’objectif se décline en trois phases : 1. établir une méthodologie commune de détermination et priorisation des actions à entreprendre autour de captages en vue d’y préserver ou de restaurer la qualité de l’eau ; 2. tester la méthodologie (définition des actions à entreprendre) sur six situations jugées représentatives sur des captages de la SWDE (Société Wallonne des Eaux) ; 3. proposer et coordonner des actions à mettre en oeuvre sur deux ou trois des six sites pilotes. La méthodologie est traduite en logigrammes d’actions qui proposent des démarches communes de diagnostic et d’actions à entreprendre autour de captages en vue d’y préserver ou de restaurer la qualité de l’eau. [less ▲]

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See detailSAFIR: Capabilities and examples of applications
Gernay, Thomas ULg; Scifo, Anthony ULg; Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

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This document presents the capabilities of the software SAFIR, as well as examples of applications. SAFIR is a computer program that models the behavior of building structures subjected to fire. The ... [more ▼]

This document presents the capabilities of the software SAFIR, as well as examples of applications. SAFIR is a computer program that models the behavior of building structures subjected to fire. The structure can be made of a 3D skeleton of linear elements such as beams and columns, in conjunction with planar elements such as slabs and walls. Volumetric elements can be used for analysis of details in the structure such as connections. Different materials such as steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, gypsum or thermally insulating products can be used separately or in combination in the model. [less ▲]

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See detail“Up To Date” Use of psychoactive substances in adults: Prevention and Treatment by general practitioners and Occupational physicians; DATa retriEval
Vanmeerbeek, Marc ULg; Remmen, Roy; Godderis, Lode et al

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1 Contexte En 2013, 6% de la population belge âgée de 15 ans ou plus avait une consommation excessive d’alcool. La notion de consommation excessive se réfère aux normes de l’Organisation mondiale de la ... [more ▼]

1 Contexte En 2013, 6% de la population belge âgée de 15 ans ou plus avait une consommation excessive d’alcool. La notion de consommation excessive se réfère aux normes de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), qui admet comme raisonnable une consommation de deux unités d’alcool par jour pour une femme, et de trois unités pour un homme. Le chiffre de consommation excessive monte à 13% si on considère la consommation hebdomadaire, pour laquelle l’OMS considère que plus de 14 unités d’alcool pour une femme, et plus de 21 unités pour un homme sont nocives pour la santé. Si l’on se réfère à la consommation problématique découlant des réponses au questionnaire CAGE, un instrument de dépistage de l’abus chronique d’alcool, ce sont 10,5% de la population qui sont concernés (14,6% des hommes et 6,3% des femmes) . De plus, 15% des personnes interrogées avaient déjà consommé du cannabis et 5% une autre drogue illégale. Environ 15% de la population avaient consommé des substances psychoactives au cours des deux semaines précédant l’enquête : hypnotiques (9%), tranquillisants (7%) et antidépresseurs (6%) ; les femmes consommaient plus que les hommes (20% contre 10%). Dans le monde du travail, les données internationales rapportent une utilisation fréquente de substances psychoactives liée au contexte de travail, entrainant une majoration du risque d’accident et une perte de productivité. En Belgique, 15% des travailleurs boivent trop, par rapport aux normes de l’OMS. Les données manquent cependant pour les autres substances, mais le taux de consommation dans la population générale est probablement extrapolable à la population au travail. Parmi l’offre diversifiée de soins ambulatoires, les médecins généralistes (MG) apparaissent comme des acteurs importants tant pour la détection que pour la prise en charge des problèmes en raison de leur place de première ligne dans le système de santé. De façon similaire, on attend des médecins du travail (MT) un rôle de promoteurs de la santé et de la sécurité sur les lieux de travail, y compris en ce qui concerne les usages problématiques de substances (Convention Collective de Travail n° 100). Les données manquent quant à l’attitude, le comportement, ou les connaissances par rapport aux usages problématiques par ces deux acteurs. Peu de choses sont connues quant à leurs ressources et leurs stratégies pour gérer ces problèmes, de même que concernant leur intérêt ou leurs attitudes en ce domaine. 1.1 Objectifs Le consortium UP TO DATE a cherché à donner la parole à ces médecins pour comprendre leur point de vue sur la question. De plus, les autres professionnels du domaine ont été interrogés pour savoir s’ils considéraient les MG et les MT comme des partenaires utiles et fiables. Cette étude a porté sur l’ensemble du territoire, dans les deux communautés linguistiques principales du pays. L’objectif de cette recherche était de savoir : 1) quelles est la demande de soins en première ligne ? 2) quelle est l’étendue de l’investissement des MG et des MT dans le domaine des abus de substances ? 3) quelles ressources utilisent-ils pour fournir une réponse appropriée à tous les types de demandes auxquelles ils sont confrontés ? Le consortium de recherche a utilisé tant des méthodes qualitatives que quantitatives pour atteindre ses objectifs. 1.2 Précisions Les enquêtes dans les deux professions, MG et MT, ont toujours considéré la prise en charge de la population adulte, dans les limites d’âge de la population active, soit de 18 à 65 ans. De cette façon, les enquêtes dans les deux professions médicales ont pu être conduites de façon symétrique. Les substances considérées étaient l’alcool, les hypnotiques, les tranquillisants et les drogues illégales. Parmi ces dernières, il est rapidement apparu que le cannabis devait faire l’objet d’un traitement différencié. La notion d’« usage problématique » fait référence à la définition donnée par la Public Health Association de Colombie britannique, dans laquelle l’usage des substances se situe sur un continuum (figure 1). De façon plus concrète, les définitions suivantes sont d’application dans ce document: • Dans la population générale, une consommation est problématique lorsqu’elle dépasse les recommandations de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) : en moyenne, moins de 14 unités/semaine pour une femme et moins de 21 unités/semaine pour un homme, pas de binge drinking; deux jours ou plus sans alcool/semaine ; • Pour les hypnotiques et les tranquillisants, une consommation est problématique lorsqu’elle n’a pas été prescrite par un médecin, ou lorsqu’elle est consommée à une dose supérieure à la dose prescrite ; • Enfin, le mésusage des drogues illégales a été considéré tel lorsqu’une demande d’aide est formulée par le patient/travailleur, ou par son entourage, par un médecin ou par décision de justice. 1.3 Méthodes Le travail a été divisé en sept volets. 1.3.1 Revue de littérature Une revue systématique a été faite sur les recommandations internationales à propos du dépistage et de l’intervention, pour les MG et les MT. Les modèles de référence et de collaboration ont également été recherchés, entre MG et MT d’une part, entre ces praticiens et les centres spécialisés d’autre part. 1.3.2 Caractéristiques de la population consultant en médecine générale et présentant un abus de substances. Des données sur l’usage problématique de substances et sur le statut d’emploi des personnes identifiées ont été recueillies en collaboration avec les MG du réseau des médecins vigies, coordonné par l’Institut scientifique de Santé publique (ISP). 1.3.3 Attitudes et expériences des MG (volet 3) et des MT (volet 4) en matière de détection, d’approche et de gestion des abus de substances Ces deux volets de l’étude, construits de façon symétrique dans les deux professions, avaient pour but de décrire les attitudes et les expériences des médecins de terrain, dans différents contextes de travail. 1.3.3.1 Étude qualitative L’étude qualitative a servi d’approche exploratoire. Elle a cherché à comprendre en profondeur le point de vue des médecins, qu’ils prennent ou non en charge des patients qui ont un usage problématique de substances. Afin d’obtenir une vue complète et précise de leurs points de vue, le modèle intégré de changement de Hein De Vries (I-Change Model) a été utilisé pour construire le guide d’entretien et réaliser l’analyse thématique des transcriptions d’entretiens. 1.3.3.2 Étude quantitative Un questionnaire a été diffusé auprès d’un échantillon représentatif des MG et des MT afin de trianguler les résultats de l’analyse qualitative et identifier des profils particuliers de médecins. Le même modèle théorique a été conservé pour des raisons de cohérence entre les parties qualitative et quantitative de l’étude. 1.3.4 Vue en miroir Différents professionnels impliqués eux aussi dans la gestion des abus de substances ont été interrogés sur leur collaboration (existante ou souhaitée) avec les MG et les MT. Les propositions d’amélioration ont été recueillies par la méthode des groupes nominaux, organisés à cet effet de façon monodisciplinaire. Les professions interrogées appartenaient au monde des soins (psychiatres, psychologues, travailleurs sociaux), au monde du travail (représentants des employeurs, syndicalistes, conseillers en prévention internes et externes) ou au monde de la justice (services judiciaires et de protection de la jeunesse). 1.3.5 Comparaison internationale Ce volet a tenté de retrouver dans la littérature scientifique publiée des expériences ayant fait leurs preuves à l’étranger quant à une amélioration de l’implication des MG et des MT dans la gestion des abus de substances. 1.3.6 Valorisation Afin de diffuser les résultats des volets précédents auprès des médecins de terrain et des décideurs, et de confronter ces résultats à leurs expériences pratiques, des rencontres locales ont été organisées par les chercheurs en suivant la méthode LSI (Large Scale Intervention). Une rencontre finale a été organisée à Bruxelles le 23 janvier 2015 au SPF Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale pour l’ensemble des acteurs et des décideurs. [less ▲]

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Paile, Sylvain ULg

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See detailThe English Experience of Soft Densification (Les expériences anglaises en matière de densification douce). Phase I Draft Report
Bibby, Petter; Phillips, Andrew; Halleux, Jean-Marie ULg et al

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The first work package of our programme of work is a quantitative overview of the varying incidence of soft densification across England emphasizing outcomes in the period between 2001 and 2011. Its aim ... [more ▼]

The first work package of our programme of work is a quantitative overview of the varying incidence of soft densification across England emphasizing outcomes in the period between 2001 and 2011. Its aim is to introduce the policy framework which allowed or encouraged soft densification, to explore its relationship to underlying associated variation in physical and economic conditions, and to suggest the broad contours of its socio-economic effects. In addition to its principal role of providing a framework helping to guide subsequent more detailed examinations, this body of work seeks to address a series of questions close to PUCA's key concerns: · within a policy framework conducive to soft densification, what is the extent of its contribution to the flow of additional dwelling units? · under such a regime, what influences variation in the scale of that contribution from place to place? · and finally, what needs are met by the units generated by soft densification, and what are the associated changes in the social and demographic composition of neighbourhoods? [less ▲]

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See detailEtude de la diversité génétique et de l’état des stocks des populations de barbeaux et de hotus en Wallonie. Amélioration des techniques d’élevage en vue de repeuplements raisonnés et de transferts de connaissances vers les pisciculteurs
Gennotte, Vincent ULg; Prignon, Christian ULg; Dierckx, Arnaud ULg et al

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Nase (Chondrostoma nasus) and common barbel (Barbus barbus) are two rheophilic cyprinid fish naturally present in South Belgian rivers. During the last decades, the construction of dams together with ... [more ▼]

Nase (Chondrostoma nasus) and common barbel (Barbus barbus) are two rheophilic cyprinid fish naturally present in South Belgian rivers. During the last decades, the construction of dams together with changes in hydrological regimes, modifications of riverbed morphology and water pollution caused some local dramatic declines in their populations. However, recent improvements in terms of water quality and habitat fragmentation allow now to implement a rational restocking plan of locally endangered patrimonial fish species such as nase and common barbel. To reach this goal, this project (co-funded by the European Fisheries Fund and the Wallonia Public Service) proposed to develop five complementary parts with specific objectives: • Review of the knowledge on nase and barbel geographical distribution and stock health in Wallonia. This section presents the distribution and recent evolution of populations in Europe, and more specifically in Wallonia. Areas where population declines were reported are identified. Even if a weak population expansion was reported in some isolated cases, the global status of Walloon populations is still concerning. • Characterization of genetic structure and diversity of South Belgium populations. Restocking operations for a conservation purpose have to be based on the knowledge and the use of wild type genetic strains. Nase and barbel populations from South Belgium were genetically characterized by use of microsatellites. Globally, nase and barbel populations are structured on a basin scale. A slight genetic differentiation exists between populations from the Rhine basin and the Meuse basin, defining two conservation units, but no finer structure was observed among populations from the Meuse basin. Genetic variation was high within populations. Genetic structure of barbel populations is more complex due to past restocking operations with different genetic lineages. An analysis of mDNA identified 6 different haplotypes but was unable to categorize them as autochtone or allochtone. • Development of fish production techniques. The complete control of fish farming is necessary to produce high quality juveniles for restocking. All the steps of the production cycle were addressed: broodstock management and reproduction, egg incubation, larval rearing and grow-out. Production systems ranging from extensive pond culture to intensive RAS were tested and the optimal farming conditions were identified (temperature, density, feeding, tank volumes, …). • Adaptation assessment of farmed fingerlings to natural conditions. Growth and survival performances of captive farmed fish were assessed in an experimental environment that mimics natural conditions. The results suggested that the more efficient practice for restocking would be based on operations performed in spring with large juveniles (3 to 50 g). • Know-how diffusion toward fish farmers. All the breeding and grow-out techniques developed for nase and barbel production are the subject of two handbooks. These documents, attached to the report, will be published and distributed to fish producers. [less ▲]

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See detailAnnex 60 : subtask 2.2 - Modeling heat transport in district heating networks
Sartor, Kevin ULg

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One subtask of the Annex 60 (Task 2.2) consists in the modeling of district composed by thermal and electric networks. In this contribution, several modeling techniques are investigated to assess the ... [more ▼]

One subtask of the Annex 60 (Task 2.2) consists in the modeling of district composed by thermal and electric networks. In this contribution, several modeling techniques are investigated to assess the behavior of the thermal part of the district heating network. These modeling techniques are compared to find the best modeling approach. [less ▲]

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See detailDéveloppement du modèle PEGOPERA comme outil d’aide à la décision au sein de l’Administration - Phase 2
Everbecq, Etienne ULg; Grard, Aline ULg; MAGERMANS, POL ULg et al

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Le Service Public de Wallonie a confié en septembre 2011 à l’unité de recherche et développement de l’Aquapôle de l'Université de Liège la réalisation d’un projet de recherche dont la vocation est de ... [more ▼]

Le Service Public de Wallonie a confié en septembre 2011 à l’unité de recherche et développement de l’Aquapôle de l'Université de Liège la réalisation d’un projet de recherche dont la vocation est de fournir au SPW un outil de modélisation performant et opérationnel : le logiciel PEGOPERA v5 (basé sur le modèle PEGASE) développé depuis 2010 avec l’aide des utilisateurs dans le cadre du projet PEGASE OPERA. Le projet couvre les 3 axes suivants : 1) Développement de l’interface et portabilité du modèle dans l’environnement Windows, fourniture de l’interface utilisateur (GUI) pour une utilisation conviviale du modèle PEGASE sous Windows ; 2) Implémentation de nouvelles fonctionnalités opérationnelles (micropolluants, zones de mélange, problématique des Normes de Qualité Environnementale (NQE), …) ; 3) Réalisation de travaux spécifiques relatifs à l’application Wallonie (mise à jour des données d’entrée, vérifications et corrections des bases de données, simulations particulières,…). Ce rapport final reprend les tâches réalisées au cours de la deuxième phase du projet (soit les troisième et quatrième années du projet). La plupart de ces tâches sont relatives à des développements « mineurs » de l’application qui ont demandé des efforts de courte durée (de l’ordre d’une à deux semaines de travail). Elles seront présentées, pour la plupart brièvement, ci-après. Un effort particulier était prévu pour la création de « wizards » permettant de faciliter l’utilisation du logiciel pour certaines tâches de routines liées principalement aux demandes d’autorisations. [less ▲]

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See detailRapport d'analyse - Projet FORCCAST
Bédard, Denis; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly; Poumay, Marianne ULg

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L’acronyme FORCCAST signifie: Formation par la cartographie de controverse à l’analyse des sciences et des techniques. Ce rapport fait état des observations, remarques et recommandations qui découlent de ... [more ▼]

L’acronyme FORCCAST signifie: Formation par la cartographie de controverse à l’analyse des sciences et des techniques. Ce rapport fait état des observations, remarques et recommandations qui découlent de la lecture des documents qui ont été mis à disposition des évaluateurs externes par les responsables du projet, mais aussi des échanges qui ont eu lieu avec plusieurs des acteurs de l’équipe FORCCAST au cours de la journée du vendredi 3 juillet 2015. Dans un premier temps, le rapport aborde le projet dans son ensemble puis, dans un deuxième temps et de façon plus spécifique, traite du travail et des développements réalisés par chacun des groupes de travail, en particulier au cours de la dernière année. [less ▲]

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See detailLe remplacement des F-16 belges : une analyse exploratoire
Dumoulin, André ULg; Henrotin, Joseph; Struys, Wally

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Ce rapport indépendant analyse les tenants et les aboutissants du débat actuel sur le choix d'un remplaçant aux chasseurs-bombardiers F-16 de la composante aérienne belge, dans ses aspects stratégiques ... [more ▼]

Ce rapport indépendant analyse les tenants et les aboutissants du débat actuel sur le choix d'un remplaçant aux chasseurs-bombardiers F-16 de la composante aérienne belge, dans ses aspects stratégiques, technologiques, militaires, économiques et politiques [less ▲]

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See detailLes formations initiales des professionnel-le-s de l’enfance (0-12 ans) et des équipes d’encadrement : enjeux et perspectives
Pirard, Florence ULg; Dethier, Anne ULg; Francois, Nathalie ULg et al

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Aujourd’hui de nombreuses publications scientifiques et professionnelles soulignent l’importance des compétences professionnelles pour accueillir de jeunes enfants (Urban et al., 2011). Elles sont ... [more ▼]

Aujourd’hui de nombreuses publications scientifiques et professionnelles soulignent l’importance des compétences professionnelles pour accueillir de jeunes enfants (Urban et al., 2011). Elles sont relayées par une série d’organismes internationaux tels que l’Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques (OECD, 2012) et la Commission Européenne (European Commission, 2014). Elles reconnaissent la complexité d’une activité qui a très longtemps reposé sur des qualités présupposées féminines alors qu’elle fait appel en réalité à des savoirs pluridisciplinaires de haut niveau, évolutifs, mobilisables en fonction de la singularité des situations et amenant les professionnel-le-s à gérer des dilemmes éthiques. Elles relèvent l’importance d’assurer un niveau et une orientation adéquats de la formation ainsi que des conditions statutaires et de travail à la hauteur des exigences du métier, en cohérence avec les conditions de professionnalisation octroyées aux autres professionnel-le-s de l’éducation, en particulier les enseignant-e-s préscolaires. En Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB), région pionnière dans l’élaboration et l’accompagnement de curriculums pédagogiques (Pirard 2013 ; 2014) qui font transparaître une dimension psychoéducative des services d’accueil dans un secteur marqué historiquement par le poids d’une tradition hygiéniste, il n’existe paradoxalement aucune formation de niveau supérieur spécifique à l’accueil de l’enfance. Ce rapport de recherche financé par l’Office de la Naissance et de l’Enfance vise à mieux définir les compétences nécessaires pour l’accueil des enfants de 0 à 12 ans en dehors de l’enseignement ainsi que pour les fonctions d’encadrement et de direction. Il propose une série de principes et de recommandations pour une réforme des formations initiales et des conditions nécessaires à un développement professionnel continu en FWB. Pour ce faire, il s'appuie sur une démarche de recherche participative qui a impliqué différents acteurs de l'accueil, de la formation et de l'enseignement qui ont eu l'occasion de se décentrer des réalités locales et de découvrir d’autres systèmes éducatifs et de formation européens : la France, dont la formation d’éducateurs de jeunes enfants est largement reconnue sur la scène internationale (François et al., 2014) ; la Flandre, où un bachelier développant des compétences d’accueil pour les enfants de 0 à 12 ans et de coaching pour les professionnel-le-s a été créé en 2011 (François et al., 2015) ; l’Angleterre, où une série de réformes des services d’accueil et de la formation ont été initiées dès la fin des années 90 (Pools et al., 2015a) et enfin la Suède, caractérisée par une offre intégrée de services universels et un système de formation cohérent pour l’ensemble des professionnel-le-s orientés vers un educare qui combine soin et éducation (Pools et al., 2015b). [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a new era in government accounting and reporting
Schumesch, Patrice ULg

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The second edition of the PwC global survey analyses key aspects of government accounting and reporting around four themes: Accounting practices: To establish a baseline understanding of current ... [more ▼]

The second edition of the PwC global survey analyses key aspects of government accounting and reporting around four themes: Accounting practices: To establish a baseline understanding of current government accounting and reporting rules, and show the trends in terms of reform initiatives that are currently in progress around the world. Budgeting practices: To develop a general understanding of current budgeting practices, and identify possible developments and budgeting reforms launched or envisaged by governments in the next five years. IT environment: To understand the IT capacity within governments to implement accrual accounting and support good public finance management, and learn more about the resulting challenges. Finance function: To put government accounting in the context of the wider finance function and evaluate governments' performance in various aspects of financial management, and get insight into how governments envision moving forward. [less ▲]

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See detailERA-NET ECO-INNOVERA - Fragmentation électrodynamique des matériaux composites à haute valeur ajoutée contenant des substances récupérables - EDF-HVC: Rapport scientifique & technique annuel
Martino, Rémi ULg; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg

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The EDF-HVC project aims in evaluating the feasibility of electrodynamic fragmentation application to process end-of-life devices such as waste electrical and electronic equipments and secondary resources ... [more ▼]

The EDF-HVC project aims in evaluating the feasibility of electrodynamic fragmentation application to process end-of-life devices such as waste electrical and electronic equipments and secondary resources such as MSW incineration slags, EoL high-end composites, etc. Different target materials will be processed under varying operating parameters and characterized respectively, before and after a selective fragmentation in order to optimize the method and evaluate its economical and environmental perspectives. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegration of Composites for Greener Engine - Rapport scientifique & technique
Aatach, Mohamed ULg; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg

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The project's objective is to achieve a greater integration of composite materials in the low-pressure compressor, major product of Techspace Aero. The recycling of composite materials is one of the main ... [more ▼]

The project's objective is to achieve a greater integration of composite materials in the low-pressure compressor, major product of Techspace Aero. The recycling of composite materials is one of the main parts of this project. The focus is on the review of technologies, reuse and resulting properties on the recycling of fibre reinforced polymers and the development of new processes for end-of-life aerospace grade advanced carbon fiber reinforced composite materials (electrodynamic and conventional fragmentation, physicochemical characterization, environmental impact assessment, etc.) [less ▲]

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See detailSTARECAPMED (STAtion of Reference and rEsearch on Change of local and global Anthropogenic Pressures on Mediterranean Ecosystems Drifts) - Année 2014. Rapport de recherches.
Richir, Jonathan ULg; Abadie, Arnaud ULg; Binard, Marc ULg et al

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La prise de conscience, par le grand public, de l'impact grandissant de l'homme sur l'océan est récente. Elle se traduit par une volonté politique sincère de correction par des mesures de protection, de ... [more ▼]

La prise de conscience, par le grand public, de l'impact grandissant de l'homme sur l'océan est récente. Elle se traduit par une volonté politique sincère de correction par des mesures de protection, de gestion et de développement durable. Ces politiques, et leurs conséquences économiques et sociétales lourdes, ne peuvent être acceptées que si les décisions se fondent sur des connaissances scientifiques incontestables et montrent des résultats scientifiquement prouvés. Par ailleurs, ces décisions doivent prendre en compte des impacts qui s'opèrent à des échelles de temps et d’espace très variables, de quelques heures à plusieurs dizaines d’années et de quelques mètres à plusieurs milliers de km. En termes politiques, l'information scientifique nécessaire à la prise de décision doit pouvoir couvrir les différentes échelles depuis le niveau local et régional, jusqu'à l'échelle nationale, européenne voire globale, et cela sur le plus long terme possible. Enfin, pour être complète, l'information scientifique sur les écosystèmes marins doit pouvoir répondre à trois questions objectives : (i) quel est l'état? (ii) quelle est l'évolution? (iii) quels sont les mécanismes et processus mis en jeux? et à une question plus prospective : (vi) que peux-t-on prévoir et comment agir? Le présent rapport ne peut pas, à lui seul, refléter toute la richesse du programme STARECAPMED. En 3 ans, STARECAPMED a généré plusieurs centaines de milliers de données nouvelles, ré-exploité plusieurs centaines de publications, rapports et autres enregistrements passés et présents. Le programme a aussi généré de nombreux documents, rapports et mémoires. Enfin, des publications internationales et des thèses de doctorat sont en cours de réalisation ou abouties. Afin de rester lisible, nous avons donc choisi de présenter ce rapport 2014 sous la forme de 12 exemples parmi les travaux en cours. Ces exemples sont traités selon un schéma identique en 4 points simples : (i) La présentation du cas d’étude dans le projet global ; (ii),Les approches innovatrices développées ; (iii),La présentation de résultats marquants ; (iv),Les délivrables de STARECAPMED pour les politiques publiques. [less ▲]

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See detailActualisation de l'inventaiore des Sites à réaménager - Rapport de synthèse
Lambotte, Jean-Marc ULg; Bastien, Benoit; Engels, Thierry

Report (2015)

Le présent rapport de synthèse est un complément au rapport détaillé présentant les résultats et difficultés rencontrées lors de la mission d'actualisation de l'inventaire des SAR. Cette synthèse vise les ... [more ▼]

Le présent rapport de synthèse est un complément au rapport détaillé présentant les résultats et difficultés rencontrées lors de la mission d'actualisation de l'inventaire des SAR. Cette synthèse vise les objectifs suivants : 1) expliquer les différentes phases réalisées par le consortium au cours de la mission notamment le développement de la méthodologie mise en oeuvre ; 2) compiler, sous forme de feedback, les différents éléments positifs et négatifs liés à l'exécution de la mission ; 3) analyser les premiers résultats de l'inventaire par le biais d'un traitement des données enregistrées dans la base de données ; 4) émettre différentes recommandations principalement en vue de l'optimisation de la méthodologie et de l'actualisation permanente de l'inventaire. [less ▲]

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