Water Poverty

Water is a fundamental right, everyone needs access to sufficient water of good quality. In cities like Brussels, however, some people do not have access to water, a reality which is difficult to accept.

In big cities such as Brussels, some people living in poverty do not have access to water. Together with regional public services and a number of local social partners, Méthos studied this phenomenon and worked on solutions to tackle this problem.
Download the full report (fr)

Youth Civic Engagement

Some claim that young people do not engage themselves anymore in social issues. This statement doesn’t hold. Through two studies and a participation project, Méthos demonstrates youth civic engagement is alive and kicking.

How do young people engage in social issues today? Which mechanisms are at play and how can we best stimulate them? Commissioned by Enabel, the Belgian development agency, and the international NGO Plan International Belgium, Méthos delved into the broad topic of youth engagement.
• Download the Enabel report (fr/nl/en)
• Download Plan International report (fr-nl)
Watch the making-of
Listen to the podcasts (fr/nl)

An Alliance for Renovation

Energy-efficient renovation is a challenge that requires the mobilization of a multitude of actors, all with different backgrounds, professional skills and ways of working. Through the creation of a private-public alliance, we help them to work as one team.

Create a thriving collaboration between public administrations and private actors in order to achieve the energy-efficient renovation objectives for the Brussels-Capital Region: a project about stakeholder management and collective intelligence.

Energy-efficient housing

The standards for energy-efficient buildings are reshaping the way people live in them. The question, then, is how to factor people into the way new-generation buildings are designed and managed.

Energy-efficient homes are changing people’s lifestyles. On this project, Méthos worked with dwellers, housing organisations and authorities to integrate the human dimension more effectively in new construction standards.
• Download the abstract (fr / nl)
Bruxelles Environnement

LGBTQI+ in Brussels

How do people experience acts of aggression against one’s sexual orientation and gender identity in the Brussel space? A study for Equal.brussels

The streets of Brussels don’t always feel safe for LGBTQI+. Even today, LGBTQI+ experience insecurity, discrimination and violence. Méthos sheds light on the microdynamics of gender-related aggressions in the Brussels public space. 

Children's rights

Involving children from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles in preparing policy on their rights, with debates and artistic workshops.

A participatory journey with over 100 children from the French-speaking Belgian Community, to prepare policy on their rights. We spent a year in workshops, creating, debating and feeling moved.
Download the report (fr)
Watch the video

Participation in co-housing projects

An overview of best practices and the most effective ways of applying participatory methods to housing projects. What does participatory design involve? Why involve tenants in it? What strategies and tools work best? A study for the King Baudouin Foundation.

With a view to disseminating co-design philosophy, the King Baudouin Foundation asked Méthos to map out best practices and methods to foster participation in designing or renovating buildings.