The Wallonia Brussels Federation commissioned a Mesydel study to provide the Public Reading Service with objective knowledge on changes in operators' practices since the adoption of the 2009 legislation. It was necessary to evaluate the impact of the legislation and to anticipate the challenges brought by the new working paradigm. The Mesydel survey was conducted in two rounds and sent to librarians of the Wallonia Brussels Federation. Approximately 200 librarians responded to the survey to give an accurate image of the situation :
The non-governmental organization Partnership for Dengue Control brings together a large community of dengue specialists. Before calling on Mesydel, the NGO organized meetings several times a year, representing a significant cost in transportation and logistics. The results were disappointing in terms of reaching a consensus, for example on scientific definitions. Partnership for Dengue Control called on Mesydel to carry out a constructive dialogue among the scientific community:
Geographic information, whether on paper or computerized, is increasingly used by territorial actors, public and private organizations. In this context, the Public Service of Wallonia needed to: 1) reconcile the tools and data produced with user expectations and needs; 2) reach an agreement to standardize the production of geographic information to be able to compare and integrate dipersed data. Mesydel was used for a two-round survey bringing together companies, public organizations, municipalities and IOPs.
The objective of this project was to co-construct the design of a website dedicated to post-natal issues. The difficulty was to create a shared vision amongst parents and health professionals altogether. Mesydel was used as an on-line co-construction tool able to get together dispersed and diverse stakeholders. This consultation allowed the project to achieve its goals very effectively:
WearIT4Health is a development project in the medical sector. A wide range of stakeholders had to communicate to build a smart portable health monitoring device. Mesydel was used in this context to build effectively the consensus, using three successive rounds (offline and online).
The Walloon Region commissioned a research study, the SECOIA project, in order to anticipate the impact of the development of the social economy. In a relatively short time, the objective was to identify the specificities of the social economy enterprises in the Walloon Region and to study their impact on the regional economy. The Mesydel consultation made it possible to achieve these objectives while involving the stakeholders in the diagnostic:
The Interior Federal Public Service has commissioned a Mesydel study for the purpose of diagnosis and anticipation. Mesydel was used to identify the difficulties encountered and shortcomings in external emergency planning for Seveso high-threshold companies. Approximately 200 Belgian emergency planning actors were consulted: Seveso company prevention advisors, communal and provincial civil servants, fire departments, provincial schools, federal crisis center. The following aspects were studied: crisis communication, emergency planning, available resources, training and exercises. This study made it possible to:
Following the quinquennial evaluations of the research teams of the University of Limoges (France) conducted by the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES), the University of Limoges wanted to assign an internal rating (A+, A, B, C) to its teams on the basis of the evaluation reports. In order to ensure the objectivity of the rating, the Delphi method was used to gradually reach a consensus among a panel of experts representative of all the research teams of the University. The rating was based on the qualitative results expressed in the HCERES report.