Webinar | Introducing the Belgian Index of Multiple Deprivation (BIMD)

Last updated on 14-3-2024 by Cassandre Dugailliez

Thu, 11/04/2024 - 11:00 to 12:00

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We are delighted to invite you to Sciensano’s new webinar on the Belgian Index of Multiple Deprivation (BIMD), a new tool providing an overview of social deprivation in Belgium.

The BIMD integrates six key areas — education, employment, income, housing, crime and health — providing a nuanced understanding of societal challenges. Computed at statistical area level, the BIMD ranks and groups areas from most to least deprived.

In our upcoming webinar, we will delve into the BIMD’s methodological framework, detailing its development and the significance of each domain. In addition, we will showcase different practical uses of the BIMD.

The BIMD was developed by the ELLIS consortium, which is coordinated by the Sciensano Health Information Service.

This webinar will be organized in English.

Register and find out how this relative measure of deprivation, based on population-level data sources, can help you understand the multi-dimensional nature of deprivation in Belgium.



11:00 Welcome & introduction | Prof. Dr. Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sciensano

11:05 Introduction to the BIMD | Martina Otavova, UCLouvain & Sciensano

11:40 Q&A



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