Friday, 3 May, 2024 - 10:00 until 18:00
BOZAR – Centre for fine Arts



Free of charge

Speak freely, listen carefully, different opinions matter

Free speech and press freedom are highly valued at the VUB. That is why every year on International Press Freedom Day we organise Difference Day. We do this together with UniversitΓ© libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EHB), Bozar, the European Commission, Unesco and numerous other partners.

During Difference Day, we hold debates on the global state of journalism and free expression, award the Honorary Title for Freedom of Expression and organise the Student Speakers Corner in the heart of Brussels. In 2024, we will do this for the tenth time already!

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The world needs you

This initiative is part of the public programme of VUB: a programme for everyone who believes that scientific knowledge sharing, critical thinking and dialogue are an important first step to create impact in the world. 

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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Difference day Campagne
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Difference day Campagne
Uitreiking Difference Day Honorary Award 2023

Last year, the Difference Day Honorary Title for Freedom of Expression went to former president of PEN International Jennifer Clement and Indian journalist Ravish Kumar.