IRIS|International Research Institute on Social Fraud is a knowledge center that gathers relevant information of regional, national and international interest regarding social fraud in the broadest sense of the word. The Institute aims to be a forum where practice and theory meet and inspire each other. Through different activities, it establishes an international network between the academic world and the actors in the field for the prevention and study of and the fight against social fraud. [ read more ]
- IRIS seminar on triangular labour relations – Slides online
This page in Dutch
IRIS had the pleasure to welcome around 120 persons at this seminar on triangular labour relations.
We would like to thank the participants and speakers for their contribution to another succesful event!
As we did following the previous seminar, we again make the slides available on our website.
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- Registration for the seminar on 21 November still open !
You may still register for the seminar on triangular labour relations.
Please find more information concerning the programme and registration in the post below
- Monica De Coninck, the Belgian Federal Minister of Employment, will deliver the closing speech at the IRIS seminar on 12 November
We are delighted to announce that the Belgian Federal Minister of Employment, Ms Monica De Coninck, will hold a closing speech at our seminar on triangular labour relations in Ghent on Wednesday 21 November 2012.
Please find more information about the IRIS seminar on triangular labour relations here: English
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- IRIS Seminar: ‘Triangular labour relations: who is the employer?’
IRIS|International Research Institute on Social Fraud is organising a seminar on triangular labour relations in Ghent on Wednesday 21 November 2012. The themes of the day are the legal framework with regard to temporary agency work, the prohibition of hiring out employees as well as a number of atypical types of triangular labour relations such as service vouchers and portage salarial.
Due to increasingly flexible and fragmented labour relations, employers more and more appeal to employees from other enterprises.
This, howe [...]
- Slides evening seminar on joint and several liability in social law posted
It would not be an overstatement to say the evening seminar on joint and several liability in social law was a success.
More than 100 participants attended this learning and networking event, a great number of whom have requested a digital version of the slides.
Since one of IRIS' missions is to disclose information relevant to social fraud, we have published the slides on our website.
We thank all speakers and participants and hope to welcome you to our next
Please note the slides are in Dutch.
Please find a digital v [...]
- IRIS evening seminar on joint and several liability in social law
IRIS⎢International Research Institute on Social Fraud is organising a seminar on joint and several liability in social law from a national and European perspective.
The Minister for Employment, Ms Monica De Coninck, represented by her advisor Mr Ludo Beck, and the State Secretary for the Fight against Social and Tax Fraud, Mr John Crombez will elucidate their policies.
Mr Sjoerd Feenstra of the European Commission will cover a number of (proposals for) new measures.
Mr Philippe Vanden Broeck of the Social Legislation Inspectorate [...]
- Vacancy update
The vacancy for a scientific researcher has been filled. We are pleased to welcome Ms Lien Valcke to the team. The IRIS team now consists of Prof Dr Yves Jorens (director), Mr Dirk Gillis (coordinator), Mr Bart Stalpaert (expert-advisor), Ms Lien Valcke (scientific researcher) and Ms Marlies De Coninck (language editor).
- Cooperation between IRIS and ONSS
On 9 March 2012 the rector of Ghent University Prof Paul Van Cauwenberge, the administrator general of the National Social Security Office Mr Koen Snyders and the director of IRIS|International Research Institute on Social Fraud of Ghent University Prof Dr Yves Jorens signed a protocol for cooperation between IRIS and the National Social Security Office.
A unique agreement
Long-term cooperation between a social security institution and a university is rather exceptional. One of the tasks of IRIS, which was established in July 2011, is to b [...]
IRIS⎮International Research Institute on Social Fraud at the Department of Social Law, Ghent University is expanding and has a vacancy for a part-time scientific collaborator (m/f) (60%). Opportunities for career advancement.
IRIS⎮International Research Institute on Social Fraud was established within Ghent University in July 2011. IRIS conducts research into (cross-border) social fraud and is a knowledge centre as well as a forum where practice and theory meet.
The applicant is preferably holder of a master’s de [...]
- At the Official Launch of IRIS, State secretary Carl Devlies announces start of negotiations on a new multilateral agreement within the Benelux to combat social fraud
Tuesday, July 5th 2011.
The Official launch of the International Research Institute on Social Fraud⎮IRIS took place in the AULA of the Ghent University. Amongst the speakers were Carl Devlies, State Secretary for the Coordination of the Fight against Fraud, dr. Jan van Laarhoven, Secretary-General of the Benelux, Armindo Silva, Director of the European Commission's DG-Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and prof. dr. Yves Jorens, director of IRIS.
In his speech, Carl Devlies announced the start of negotiations on a new multilatera [...]
- IRIS official installation will take place July 5th, 2011
- iris.ugent.be online !
As from Saturday, July 2nd 2011 the core of the IRIS website is online.
In the future, the IRIS website will contain a knowledge base with both academic and practical information on national, international and European levels.
For more information about the objectives of this work in progress, please visit the activities page
Visit our website in the future and see how it grows !
- Belgian Social Criminal Code effective July 1st, 2011
Today, the Belgian Social Criminal Code came into force.
You can download the official Dutch and French version of the Social Criminal Code here
The official Dutch and French Government Bill and other Parliamentary Documents can be downloaded here
The Internationa [...]