The Re-Bel Initiative
The Re-Bel initiative aims to rethink in depth, in an open, rigorous, non-partisan way, what the institutions of the Belgian federal state - or of whatever else this part of the world needs to become - can and must look like in the longer term, taking full account of the evolving European context.
The Re-Bel initiative does not aim to produce one programme or manifesto to which everyone involved could subscribe. Its ambition is rather to provide a fertile intellectual environment in which new ideas and promising initiatives of all sorts can germinate and develop, with a concern for their relevance to a thorough reform of Belgium's institutions, but also to the institutional design of other complex polities, most obviously the European Union.
The initiative is sponsored by the Brussels-based University Foundation, which will host all its activities. One of the missions of the University Foundation is to foster contacts and collaboration between all Belgian universities. The Re-Bel initiative will contribute to it, especially through the publication of a series of collective e-books and through the organization of public events.
The Re-Bel initiative plans to associate to its activities both foreign colleagues and the Brussels-based international community. The working language will usually be English.
For further information about the intiative and its initiators, see About Re-Bel.
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