Case studies

Better Decisions Through Collective Intelligence

Benchmark Seveso

The objective of this study commissioned by the SPF Intérieur / Federale Overheidsdienst Binnenlandse Zaken was to highlight the difficulties encountered in external emergency planning for high risk seveso enterprises in Belgium and to identify good practices in neighboring countries. Mesydel was used to identify the difficulties encountered / failures in external emergency planning and to consider possible solutions. Approximately 200 Belgian actors in emergency planning were consulted: Seveso prevention consultants, municipal 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.

  • Diagnosis of difficulties encountered / failures in external emergency planning: crisis communication, emergency planning, available resources, training and exercises
  • Exploration of possible solutions or opportunities for improvement
  • Identification of good practices in neighboring countries
  • Participatory approach with about 200 emergency planning players: seveso business prevention advisors, municipal and provincial plans officers, fire services, provincial schools, federal crisis center


benchmark, public policies, diagnostic, risk, crisis management, emergency planning

A Delphi survey among parents and professionals

This exploratory study aimed at creating a shared vision of post-natal issues with parents and health professionals.

  • Creation of a shared vision of the most effective tools for coping with post-natal depression
  • Identification of the most relevant themes and co-creation of effective categories for the creation of an information website for families
  • Reference:


consensus, shared vision, participatory design


The aim of the project was to build a consensus among all stakeholders around optimal specifications for an intelligent portable health monitoring device :

  • Creation of a shared vision in three successive rounds (offline and online) with a very wide range of interlocutors (textile experts, health professionals, patients)
  • Agreement on many specifications: decision-making process based on consent of all
  • Participatory design that gave rise to the design of a portable textile device


shared vision, participatory design, medical, textile


The SECOIA project aimed at identifying the specificities and effects of social economy enterprises in the Walloon region:

  • Study of the singularity of social economy practices
  • Diagnosis of the effects and capital gains generated by this type of business
  • Construction and exploration of possible scenarios for the recognition of the sector
  • Identification of priority dimensions and practices for the concerned actors


social economy, diagnostic, construction, shared vision, anticipation


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