REGUIDE is an interdisciplinary research project that develops an integrative and gendered approach for the reintegration of Belgian returnees in society.
REGUIDE is a BRAIN (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks) project funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) and will be developed over the course of four years (2021-2025). The project itself is designed around nine work packages.
REGUIDE brings together researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), KU Leuven (KUL), Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (USL-B), and Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie (NICC/INCC), to develop an interdisciplinary, holistic, multi-agency and multi-level approach to the reintegration of returnees in Belgian society, with a particular focus on gender.
The societal consequences of the phenomenon of current foreign fighters and returnees are unparalleled, and existing research suggests that policies which overemphasize the use of hard measures fail to offer solutions that lead to a successful reintegration of returnees and their families and therefore to a sustainable security.
To that effect, our project aims to reguide both returnees and the society as a whole to create a sustainable and peaceful context.