Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) is the biggest French-speaking university in Belgium, and was separated in 1968 into two institutions. Today UCL’s sister university Katholieke Universiteit Leuven operates independently in Leuven, while UCL remains in Wallonia, the south-east administrative region in Belgium recognized for its medieval towns and Renaissance-era architecture. With campuses spread across 6 locations in Belgium including Louvain-la-Neuve, Woluwe, Mons, Tournai, Brussels and Charleroi, Université Catholique de Louvain plays host to 15 schools and faculties focusing its degree programs and research in various subjects such as: theology, law and criminology, management, psychology and educational science, public health and architecture.

The administrative and scientific coordination of the project AFFECT is under the leadership of UCL



  • Scientific and Administrative Coordination [WP1]
  • Prevention of radicalisation in prison and impact of security measures [WP4]
  • Dissemination, policy transfer and policy recommendations [WP8]

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Fabienne Brion is a Professor in Criminology at the Catholic University of Louvain, where she served as Head of the Criminological Research Unit from 2000 to 2003, and as Head of the School of Criminology from 2003 to 2006. She holds a Master of Criminology (1984), a Master in Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic Language and Islam studies) (1986) and a Doctorate in Criminology (1995).

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Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet is Professor in International Relations at Saint-Louis University (Brussels), member of the Research Centre in Political Science (CReSPo, Brussels), and associate researcher at the Centre for Research on Conflict Liberty and Security (CCLS, Paris) and at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (CICC, Montreal).

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