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VUB researcher llke Adam wins Charles Ullens Prize

Ilke Adam receiving the Charles Ullens awardOn 23 October 2012, Dr. Ilke Adam (Senior Researcher, Institute for European Studies, VUB) was officially awarded the Charles Ullens Prize for research on migration and immigrant integration for her PhD thesis Beyond national models? Immigrant integration policies of the Belgian Regions. She defended her thesis in 2010 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The prize was awarded by the King Boudewijn Foundation (Fondation Roi Baudouin) which manages the Ullens Fund. Named after its generous donor, Charles Ullens, this Fund aims to contribute to deepening knowledge on migration and immigrant integration with the objective of stimulating a knowledge-based policy debate In Belgium. There are also prizes awarded for master theses and civil society contributions.

At the award event, Ilke and the other winners were interviewed to discuss the key conclusions from their research. Furthermore, several policy papers were written on the basis of the awarded work and the results of the research were discussed with policy-makers.

Photo by Frank Toussaint: Françoise Tulkens (president of the King Baudouin Foundation and former vice-chair of the European Court of Human Rights) awards the Charles Ullens PhD Prize to Ilke Adam.

For more information on this annual award call, please visit the website of the King Baudouin Foundation.