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LUCAS is an interdisciplinary research center of the University of Leuven in the area of care and welfare. LUCAS achieves three missions: research, training and consultancy. In all these tasks they connect insights from research, practice and policy by being in constant dialogue with all stakeholders.

LUCAS specializes over the last twenty years in some crucial themes: societal changes related to health care, elderly care, mental health, communication in the care relationship and welfare, poverty and social exclusion.