Are you interested in joining our research programme as a participant?


We are currently organizing several studies in Belgium. If you are interested in our ongoing activities and want to find out how to get involved yourself, you cna find out more about these studies below.

If you can’t find anything suitable for you, but are interested in participating in any upcoming projects, you can register on our waiting list at the bottom.

Active projects

Newcomers Study

The Newcomers Study started in October 2020 and is still ongoing. If you have recently moved to Belgium from Turkey, Morocco or Algeria, you might be able to participate. Click on the button below to find out more.

Register on our waiting list!

Feel free to share your contact details with us so we can send you information on new project that you might qualify for. Stay tuned!

KU Leuven

Newcomers Study

The Newcomers Study started in October 2020 and is currently ongoing.

If you recently immigrated to Belgium from Turkey, Morocco, or Algeria, we would like to invite you to participate in our study.

We are interested in your experiences after migrating here and would like to ask you some questions about the social interactions you have had.

You will receive compensation for your participation (30 + 20 Euros). The total amount of time that we ask from you, will be somewhere between 1 and 1,5 hours for the first part (a survey), and 45-60 minutes for the second part (an interview, which is optional).

We will contact you again after this first participation: once after one year, and once after two years (we call these data collections ‘waves’). We would like you to participate in the future as well, this would help us a great deal in understanding how your experiences might have changed over time. We would be very thankful if you would like to share your new experiences with us.

We will ask you before each new wave if you want to participate again, so you do not need to tell us now.  You will get compensated every time you participate.

You are free to drop out of this study at any time, without having to refund prior compensations or giving us any explanation.

In order to be eligible for the study, you need to:
– have migrated directly to Belgium from Turkey, Morocco, or Algeria
– arrived in Belgium maximum 5 years ago
– be 18 years or older
– have no concrete plans to return to your country of origin
You can provide us with your contact details by filling out this online form so our researchers can contact you and discuss the details of the study and your potential participation.