Jerry Jacques

Jerry Jacques is a postdoctoral researcher at UNAMUR, coordinator of the LITME@WORK (Belspo) project and guest lecturer at UCL. His research is focused on defining and understanding contemporary literacy competences needed to interact and make sense of information and media. He is also interested in the effect of external representations (e.g. concepts map, cards sorting methods, graphs…) on learning and users’ internal representations. Jerry Jacques obtained a Master’s Degree in Socio-Educational Communication in 2012 and a PhD in Information and Communication in 2016 (UCL). In his PhD thesis, he proposed a definition of the competences required to organize digital collections of personal information. He is associated with Anne-Sophie Collard in the coordination of the project (WP1) and participates in Work Package 4 Research. 



Marie Dufrasne

Marie Dufrasne is a teaching assistant and researcher in Information and Communication at Saint-Louis University – Brussels (USL-B). Her research interests are situated in participatory mechanisms and communicational practices around participation.

Her doctoral research is about the European Citizens’ Initiative as an indicator of the evolution of participatory practices and registers of engagement at the European level. Within PReCoM (Research Centre For Communication and Media), she contributes to researches about digital literacy, ICT uses, and practices of interaction and participation in the media sphere.

She is associated with Geoffroy Patriarche in Work Package 2 Research. 





Valèria Ligurgo

Valèria Ligurgo is a Ph.D. student in Information and Communication at Université Catholique de Louvain. She has a Master Degree in socio-educational communication and focused her master thesis on the development of an evaluation method aimed to measure social and media literacy competences levels of high school students in an online social network environment. Her doctoral dissertation will take place in the context of the LITME@WORK project and is about digital media uses and competences in new work practices such as teamwork and distance working. 

She is associated with Pierre Fastrez and Thierry De Smedt in Work Package 4.






Yennef Vereycken

Yennef Vereycken is a labour sociologist and researcher at the HIVA Research Institute for Work and Society – KU Leuven, working in the group Work, Organization and Social Dialogue. His current research topics include new forms of employment in a digital economy, Litme@work and quality of working life in public services.







Jan Zienkowski

Jan Zienkowski works as a post-doc researcher for the LITME@WORK project conducted at the Université Saint Louis. Within the research group PReCoM (Pôle de Recherches sur la Communications et les Media) he focuses on digital media literacy in teamwork and distance work. He is guest professor in communication science and is author of Articulations of self and politics in activist discourse (2017). His publications focus on issues of reflexivity, critique and discourse as articulated in large-scale debates on migration, populism and neoliberalism. He aims to rearticulate linguistic pragmatic, critical and poststructuralist approaches to signification in order to understand how human beings deal with hegemony with varying degrees of awareness. Jan Zienkowski has a background in communication sciences, international relations and linguistics.



Arne Vanderstukken

Arne Vanderstukken is a postdoctoral researcher at the HIVA Research Institute for Work and Society (group Work, Organization and Social Dialogue) and a guest lecturer at KU Leuven. His research focuses on topics such as new ways of working, person-environment fit, and leadership communications.







Associated member

Born in Brussel in 1951. Master's degrees in Economics and in Social Communication. Doctor in Social Communication. Thierry De Smedt is a professor at the School of Communication (COMU) and the Center for Communication Research (RECOM) of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

His research focuses on the social appropriation of information and communication technology. He has been active in the field of media education since its inception, with particular focus on the evaluation of the educational effects of media education initiatives developed by educators. Thierry De Smedt is a member of the "Technology and Society" class of the Belgian Royal Academy. He is also member of the Media Education High Council of the Belgian French-speaking Community (Conseil supérieur de l’Education aux médias).