Below you will find examples of the wide variety of projects carried out by Expeditions. Some are finished, others are ongoing, and new projects are constantly in the making.

Research, Social Planning and Design

Gender Diversity and Wellbeing in Youth Work
In this study we explore the ways in which youth work actors perceive and approach gender and sexual diversity, and how this impacts the wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ young people. Together with interlocutors from the youth work field, we simultaneously looked at how the sector can intervene, what works, and where there is room for improvement. The research has been presented to the public during a webinar in September 2020. Our publication (in Dutch only) can be found here. An English subtitled recording of the presentation of our results will be made available soon. More info.

Planning for Play in Leuven
Until September 2018, Expeditions teamed up with socio-spatial planners from Endeavour and partners for the participatory development of a safe and adequate play network in Leuven. Through a creative and playful mix of methods, researchers captured the play and mobility practices, perspectives, desires and needs of children and youth in the city. More info.

Scientific Valorization Action for the DieGem IWT Research project
Between 2015 and 2016, Expeditions took on the task to valorize the scientific insights from two case-studies about work floor interactions carried out in a larger research project about solidarity in diversity ( Public transport drivers from the Respect op de Lijn-group were trained to collect further data among colleagues, and make use of the results to pursue their goals of supporting respectful interactions on the work floor.

Impact Evaluation of USE-IT Maps for Young Travellers
This study, carried out in 2013 and repeated in 2017, used surveys and ethnographic methods to chart the impact of USE-IT maps on the travel behavior of its users. Results helped USE-IT, a playful and non-commercial organization, to refine this product and explore future options. More info.

Improving the Care for Ethnic Minority Members with Cancer
From 2005 to 2007, this research project in co-operation with the Flemish League against Cancer (VLK) explored intercultural issues affecting the care experiences of immigrants in Belgium diagnosed with cancer. The resulting guide for health care providers has been widely used in education and the medical sector. More info and book (in Dutch).

Education, Workshops & Training

Off the Beaten Track - The Malta Summer School for Anthropology and Ethnography
The Off The Beaten Track summer field school is held annually on the islet of Gozo in Malta since 2006. This well-established experiential learning program offers a unique opportunity to acquire and refine 'in the field' experience, under the guidance of peers and experts alike. All info can be found on

GrAFs - A Graphic Anthropology Field School
Since 2016, GraFs is the name for a series of spring and autumn programs revolving around the practice and use of drawing in and beyond the field. Through field trips, targeted exercises and debate sessions, small groups of participants explore the possibilities of drawing throughout the ethnographic process. All info can be found on

Anthropology Mediated - An Anthropology of Media Field School
In Spring 2017, a small group of practicing and academic anthropologists gathered in the Expeditions Base Camp in Gozo, Malta, to explore the anthropology of media. This workshop formula provides an intense training in the use and processing of photography, sound, and video to produce ethnographic media output. All info can be found on

CGVS - intercultural communications training for Asylum Caseworkers
In 2005 Expeditions’ researchers worked closely with the Belgian-Chechen population to develop a report and training about the Chechen culture and situation. The project helped improve the asylum procedure by providing CGVS caseworkers with the intercultural skills and insight to accommodate and assess Chechen asylum applicants. More info.

Oral History at School
This unique research training formula for schools was developed and refined during more than 10 years and later introduced in teacher training courses. Expeditions researchers worked for a full school year with a class-group and their teacher towards a published Oral History book and website, based on data gathered by students.

Publishing & Dissemination

Omertaa, journal for Applied Anthropology
Expeditions launched this independent journal in 2007 to provide a qualitative, non-commercial and open source publishing platform for ethnographic pieces and anthropological theory. Today, the journal is an international, recognized peer-reviewed scientific journal accessible to a broad variety of authors and audiences. Free access to the journal on

Malta Revealed
This project drew on ethnographic data collected in Malta throughout the years to assemble a manual for tourists who want to discover and enjoy the isles of Malta as they really are. Unlike the ordinary tourist guide, this book allows the Maltese to speak for themselves about the Maltese heart and soul. The book is available here.

Research Support, Consultancy and Workshop Facilitation

Expeditions calls on a vast network of expertise to provide research support, consultancy and workshop facilitation, on any level and within any budget. We can take on the coördination of your full project or assist in specific stages: from research design, proofreading and writing to training your researchers or assisting with funding applications.

Expert Focus group Sustainable Recreational Transport for Mobiel 21
During this focus group session, the views of different experts and stakeholders in the shared field of Recreation and Transport were captured, in order to validate research results and formulate policy recommendations. The format for the workshop consisted of a prezi projection, that can be found here.

Workshop Moderation on the Horizon 2020 INSPIRATION event
Expeditions took on the moderation of a two-day event for INSPIRATION - a horizon 2020 research action on integrated social planning, land use and soil management. Together with scientists and policy makers, we explored the link between societal challenges and soil and land use; identified current knowledge gaps and looked for solutions for funding and (financial) cooperation on the Interface of science and policy.

City Pirates Parents: a World Café about their engagement and future
In the framework of their action research with social Football Club City Pirates, Expeditions provided extra moderators to assist the DieGem-researchers on two World Cafés with parents of the club. Some results can be found here.

Spatial reorganization of AFS - Participatory development of the daily operations of a volunteer organization
AFS Flanders, a non-profit organization who engages students, families and volunteers for a more just and peaceful world through intercultural learning and exchange, called in the help of Expeditions for the reorganization of their day to day operations. Expeditions developed a participatory research trajectory in which all members of the organization (students, families, volunteers, staff and board) co-designed the new spatial organization of AFS. More info.