Features and experiences of in- and exclusion from multidimensional civic engagement in later life. Research project funded under the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives”.   

Research on loneliness and childlessness among older adults from a life course perspective. Funded by Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).

Research on the relationship between neighborhood and emotional, social and existential loneliness. Funded by FWO Flanders. 

Research on loneliness among older people through a life course perspective. Funded by the Scientific Research Fund (FWO). 

A mixed method analysis on network positions, structure and effectiveness

This is a list of projects under coordination of prof. De Donder, prof. Dury or prof. Smetcoren. Before 2022, their projects were developed within the research group Belgian Ageing Studies, renowned for their studies on the needs of older people in local municipalities, coordinated by Dominique Verté and Nico De Witte.