Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

NWO Grant for researchers Gerbert Kraaykamp (RU) & Hidde Bekhuis (RU)

ICS members Kraaykamp and Bekhuis are part of an NWO grant winning consortium - project TRansition Into Active Living (TRIAL)

This consortium is led by prof. dr. Bert Steenbergen (BSI, Nijmegen). The grant of 1.7 million euros has been awarded to the TRansition Into Active Living (TRIAL) proposal as part of the National Science Agenda (NWA) program.

About the project:

The aim of the research is to keep people physically active during important transitions in life. Dutch society from young to old is becoming more and more physically inactive. This interdisciplinary project, TRansition Into Active Living (TRIAL), uses the social network of the individual to bring about long-term change in active behaviour during important life transitions. The focus of this project is on the transition from primary to secondary education, from education to work and the birth of a first child. Instruments are developed within the project with which professionals can encourage people to become and remain active.
The research has a unique interdisciplinary character, combining pedagogy, sociology, psychology and data science. This approach is essential because monodisciplinary approaches have not successfully contributed to a sustainable, active lifestyle.

Co-applicants: Radboud University: Gerbert Kraaykamp, Remco Hoekman, Debby Beckers, Hidde Beckhuis, Femke van Abswoude, Jan Middelkamp. HAN University of Applied Sciences: Sebastiaan Platvoet, Joris Hermans.

Other participants: Mulier Institute, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB), National public health institute (GGD) for Gelderland-Zuid, Municipality of Nijmegen, NL Active, Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), Adaptics, Knowledge practice, National Platform for Sustainable Use, Europactive, Start2Move, THP2Europe B.V., Royal Dutch Lawn Tennis Association (KNLTB)