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June 27, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

Fire Department Zone Antwerp prepares for the future

Public & Social Profit sector

A year ago, Antwerp Management School and the fire department Zone Antwerp (BZA) embarked on a 4-year research project to better prepare the fire department for the future. What are the first results?

Expertise

December 4, 2017

By Hans Mulder

Governments become strategically flexible thanks to microprojects

Public & Social Profit sector

The City of Antwerp sets a good example in terms of strategic flexibility. An example that Prof. Hans Mulder likes to mention with pleasure. At the City of Antwerp, he experienced that change is only truly possible if the entire organization is involved in it: employees as well as

Opinion

November 6, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

“Governments are lacking knowledge about their most important resources”

Public & Social Profit sector

When Eddy Van der Stock was a student in our Master in Public Management two years ago, he noticed that the average participant had rather limited digital knowledge. “Many government organizations experience digitizing as something technical that doesn’t concern them. Naturally, there are

Expertise Research

October 20, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Impact of new legislation on public contracts

Public & Social Profit sector

On July 14, 2016, the Belgian Official Journal published the new law of June 17, 2016, concerning public contracts (Public Contract Law 2016) and the new law of June 17, 2016, concerning concession contracts (Concession Contract Law 2016). However, the legislation on these contracts

Expertise Current events

October 3, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Why public finance urgently needs a place on the agenda

Public & Social Profit sector Strategy & Innovation

For many years, Johan De Cooman has been teaching the financial management module in the Master in Public Management at AMS. With established demand from government organizations and alarming reports in the media, we recognized the need to offer some broader, deeper education in this

Expertise

September 7, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Blended learning: from learning objective to optimal learning method

Public & Social Profit sector Corporate

Are you familiar with blended learning, the buzzword of modern education? A term that sounds so cool but vague at the same time that many people wrongly associate it with new technologies or “tree-hugging” lecturers. In reality, however, blended learning is about developing curricula. At

Interview

August 28, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Why public-sector professionals shouldn’t be afraid to delve deeper

Public & Social Profit sector

The public sector is extremely large, employing people in many different functions and organizations. But many of these professionals lack the time to make their work broader and deeper. Often, they realize that they are missing that extra bit of knowledge that would let them take their

Expertise

August 22, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Times are changing: why health-care institutions must change their approach to crisis management

Public & Social Profit sector

Hugo Marynissen is managing director and partner at PM Risk-Crisis-Change, a consultancy firm specializing in risk and crisis management. He is responsible for the communication modules in our Master in Public Management and our postgraduate Public & Social Profit Management program. His

Guest column Opinion

July 3, 2017

By Johan De Cooman

Tighter financial regulations for municipalities should not be an excuse for delaying investments

Public & Social Profit sector

A study conducted by financial institution Belfius shows that Belgium’s municipalities can’t even afford to try and buy votes this year in the run-up to the elections. This comes as a result of tighter budget regulations imposed on municipalities by the Flemish government. Financial

Report

April 27, 2017

By Gerdine Westland

How you as a government can intelligently influence European decision-making

Students & Alumni Public & Social Profit sector

  The PuMa-debate ‘Get more out of Europe’ held on April 20th  was expertly led by Peter Bursens, who welcomed us with the thought that Europe has a strong future and remains a vital part of the present, despite ominous rumblings throughout Europe.

Section

March 24, 2017

By Maarten Noeninckx

Alumni Stories, PART TWELVE: how the mpm boosts your career

Students & Alumni Public & Social Profit sector

Public Management belongs in a category of its own. No one is more aware of this than Maarten Noeninckx, strategic coordinator at the FPS Economy. Between 2013 and 2015 he was enrolled in the AMS Master in Public Management, a degree focused entirely on giving students a meaningful and

Opinion

February 17, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Intercommunals and their transboundary remunerations

Public & Social Profit sector

Concerning the recent media storm about intermunicipal utility companies (or intercommunales as they are called in Belgium), De Standaard published an opinion piece by AMS’s own Public and Social Profit Academic Director, Steven Van Garsse. In his opinion piece he states that