| General presentation and institutional changes in 2016
From 1992 to 2016, the Research Centre of the Fondation Travail-Université (FTU) in Namur developed research, analysis and intervention on innovation, work and society, through research projects granted by Belgian or European
programmes. The main research areas were: innovation and changes in work and social relations; generations and work; gender and work; exlusion and inclusion in the information society; technoloy and society.
From September 2016, the activities of the Research Centre of FTU in Namur are progressively transferred to the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), in the framework of a new Chair Labour-University. The new projects will be developed in this new institutional framework, and the current research team moves to the new structure. The Chair is integrated in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Work, State and Society (CIRTES). The Namur offices are closed and the new offices are located in Louvain-la-Neuve.
The non-profit association Fondation Travail-Université (FTU)
continues its activities of support services for the assocative sector. FTU was initially established in 1967 in order to build up a bridge between
academic research and social organisations in the French speaking
part of Belgium. Nowadays FTU is recognised by the French Community of
Belgium as a service for lifelong education.