Newsletter October 2016
This month IDEA Consult celebrates its 18th anniversary. It all began in a small house in Brussels with a few employees, but grew into a full-fledged SME. Today, we count 40 employees in 6 different domains, two subsidiaries and numerous projects. IDEA Consult wants to maintain this trend in the future. "Thinking Ahead" remains the driver: provide customers with useful solutions around the social challenges of today and tomorrow.We want to thank our employees, customers and partners for 18 years IDEA with 3x6 inspiring links.
Identifying Levers to Unlock Clean Industry
Clean Industries have measurable environmental benefits in the reduction of GHG emissions and to improve both energy and resource efficiency. IDEA Consult helps the European Commission DG GROW unlock the EU’s Clean Industry by analysing the relative competitive position, barriers and sectoral interdependencies and providing a set of potential policy actions along the intra-Clean Industry value chain.
IDEA Consult leads the European Crowdfunding4Culture platform, which aims to become a European wide information hub for anyone who wants to learn more about crowdfunding in the cultural and creative sectors, the different models and platforms, lessons to learn from (un)successful projects and tips and tricks on crowdfunding campaigns.
Brussels diversity instruments examined
After the evaluation of the Flemish diversity plans, Idea Consult - together with SEIN - is currently examining the Brussels diversity tools for private sector entities at the request of the Council for non-discrimination and diversity (RNDD). The evaluation focuses on four instruments: the diversity charter, diversity and consolidation plans and the diversity label.

Your local economic policy accelerated
IDEA Consult combines its knowledge in one accelerated process to help municipalities move forward with regard to their local economic policies. Together with the municipalities it moves through three steps to reach the start-up of a number of priority actions.

IDEA assists municipalities in merger projects
Four local authorities investigate what an administrative merger could imply for them and their people. IDEA Consult accompanies them on the basis of a tailor made methodological framework. Strengthening local administrative power is the main objective.
Together with Value Partners and MONDEA, IDEA Consult forms the IDEA group. A selection of the projects of our sister organisations are available on and
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