Toon Vercauteren



Toon Vercauteren is a PhD researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). His research focuses on quantitative comparative study of secondary data from databases like SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe), EQLS (European Quality of Life Survey) and ELSA (English Longitudinal Study Of Ageing) about the exclusion of multidimensional civic participation in later life at a micro-, meso- and macro levels. 


Toon has a Bachelor’s degree in teaching (Dutch-history-economics) and a Master’s Degree in Adult Educational Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He started his PhD in 2021 and is currently working in the CIVEX project which is focused on the social exclusion of civic engagement of a diverse older population. Toon was also involved in the CALICO and SEE ME projects as a job student at the VUB.  


  • Vercauteren, T. (2021). Gaming in the economics lesson. Study on the learning outcomes and experiences of students using a serious game in the economics lesson in the third grade ASO of Flemish secondary education (Master’s thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel). 


For a full overview: Pure Databank 



  • Civic participation and engagement 
  • Social inclusion and exclusion 
  • Life story interviews, Latent class analysis, Statistical analysis using SPSS 



Telephone: +32 497 65 31 48