Vorige edities 2009
Do you associate creativity exclusively with painting, drawing or some other leisure activity? Or do you also associate it with the rescuing of the Flemish economy? On the one hand, there are plenty of ‘traditional’ companies and organisations which need to think and act creatively, if they wish to remain innovative and competitive. On the other hand, there is also the creative sector itself, which is increasingly calling for additional government support. In this European Year of Creativity and Innovation, it will perhaps come as no surprise that the central theme of this new issue of the EWI Review is … creativity. Following a creative route of our own, we will be visiting (amongst others) Flanders Design, stopping off along the way at Flanders DC and Studio 100, where Hans Bourlon will share his thoughts with us, before finishing at the Finnish city of Tampere. In addition, we will also be taking a look at the Flemish Heritage Institute and the Policy Research Centre for Culture, Youth and Sport.
All government departments, whether they are involved in the preparation, formulation or implementation of policy, must be prepared at all times to account for their performance. However, it is crucial that this performance is measured and evaluated correctly and effectively. This issue forms the central theme of the new EWI Review which lays before you. In this edition we will be looking at a number of different types and examples of evaluation practice within the policy domain of Economy, Science and Innovation.
As the central theme for this issue we chose the cooperation between Flanders and the Netherlands. Considering the activities for the Dutch language and speech technology, interregional cooperation and marine sciences, the Flemish-Dutch cooperation clearly provides an added value to different areas of economy, science and innovation.In addition to articles regarding this central theme, you will also find the regular features. We take a closer look at the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, focus on the profile of female starters and give more information about the important Flemish Parliament Act on Science and Innovation.