In this interview – written at the occasion of the book launch of ‘Het DNA van Vlaanderen’ (The DNA of Flanders) – authors Jan Callebaut and Ivan De Vadder discuss the significance of their book.
Jan Callebaut makes a striking suggestion in the article: “I believe that the party of the future is the one that is given the trust to develop a response to economic and social anxieties, and that takes the climate seriously. A coalition of the Greens and N-VA could dominate the landscape for years to come.” In short, to be relevant as a provider – in this case as a political party – you need to offer an answer to the real concerns of your target audience and be perceived as somebody who can make this reality happen.
‘Als de politiek nu geen burgerzin toont, wordt 2024 een tijdbom’ (If lawmakers don’t show a sense of public responsibility now, 2024 will be a ticking time bomb) is an interview with Jan Callebaut and Ivan de Vadder that was published on De Tijd in May of 2020. This article was originally written in Dutch. You can read the full article in Dutch here.