Wednesday, 8 May, 2024 - 13:00 until 14:00
VUB Main Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
Lounge, Ground Floor VUB Resto
Free of charge

Inauguration: VUB's path of resistance 

When freedom is threatened, resistance is important. Countless resistance fighters from World War II taught us that lesson. Even today, people all over the world are standing up against ideologies, rulers and warmongers who deny citizens freedom. To honour the resistance fighters of the past and the present, the VUB is renaming one of the paths on its Main Campus into Resistance Path, with recognition plaques for freedom fighters of yesterday and today. Because to them we all owe our personal freedom. 


Celebration of freedom and resistance: 1pm to 2 pm

  • Welcome by moderator Rik RΓΆttger
  • Explanation of ULB's role in the Resistance by Prof Nel de MΓ»elenaere, Chair of Traces of Resistance
  • Speech Henri Heimans
  • Speech student Brent Huygh
  • Speech rector Jan Danckaert
  • Moorsoldatenlied by a small choir
  • Inauguration Resistance Path

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As an Urban Engaged University, VUB aims to be a driver of change in the world. With our academic edcuational programmes and innovative research, we contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and to making a difference locally and globally.

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