Ilke Adam presents research insights in Flemish Parliament

On 2 February IES Research professor Ilke Adam gave a presentation in the informal hearing on homosexuality and religion in the Flemish Parliament. She presented her insights, mainly based on the research she conducted with ULB Colleague Corinne Torrekens on Belgian Turcs and Belgian Maroccans , and the ongoing research on African Belgians, both funded by the King Boudewijn Foundation. She demonstrated that, indeed, homonegativity is still strong in Belgian communities of migrant origin but that assimilation is happening, since negativity is lower than in the countries of origin. With the help of numbers she also showed that the central focus on Muslims in debates on homonegativity is not only incorrect but also counter-productive.