Roeland van Geuns

Roeland van Geuns, Professor of Poverty Interventions at the University of Applied Science (HvA), receives the Impact Award for his research on poverty and debt issues. Van Geuns has managed to make a difference to people who live from day to day.

Debt issues is a broad social problem. Not only for people who, beyond their control, are in debt, but also for organizations, such as housing associations that have to deal with delays in rent payments. “The instruments Van Geuns has developed to manage debt positions and to make debt discussable have had an important social impact.”

Film maker: Caren Huygelen