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Summer School - Clash! Brussels between the IN and the OUT situation in Belgium and Europe

Monday, 18 July, 2016 - 08:00 to Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
+32 (0)2 614 81 01
Summer Schools

Even if this is a small territory, Belgium is rich in terms of culture, community, diversity and linguistics. Also, considered as a Capital of Europe, Brussels has a particular position where all these differences can lead to conflicts at the Belgian and European levels.

Based on the firm tradition of collaboration with China and its tailor-made Summer School, VUB is organizing its Summer School "Clash! Brussels between the IN and the OUT situation in Belgium and Europe". Immerse yourself in different topics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, one of the top universities in Europe. 

This Summer School will take place from 18th of July to 22nd of July 2016. Courses are taught by experts in the fields.

Please note that depending on the number of participants, the programme will be adjusted.

Overview of courses & visits

Monday 18 July 2016 - Union or Division?

Morning: Opening Session & Lecture "Belgium, falling apart together" by prof. Kris Deschouwer
Afternoon: Visit of the Parlamentarium and the European Parliament

Tuesday 19 July 2016 - (Mis)communication

Morning: Lecture: "(Mis)communication between Europe and its citizens?" by Ferran Davesa
Afternoon: Visit of the International Press Association & Spokesperson's Service of the European Commission

Wednesday 20 July 2016 - Europe: open or closed borders?

Morning: "Europe; open or closed borders at sea? Water beetween States - Europe and the World" by Prof. Eric Franckx
Afternoon: Visit of the UN Refugee Agency Brussels

Thursday 21 July 2016 - Belgian National Day

Morning: Visit of the Atomium
Afternoon: Visit of the Chocolate Factory & National Parade

Friday 22 July 2016 - Inequalities & Diversity

Morning: "Unequal wealth, unequal health? Trends in health inequalities in Europe" by Hadewijch Vendenheede
Afternoon: "Multilingual Education in Europe and Belgium, curious case of Bilingual Brussels" by Jill Surmont

Practical Information

Several packages are available:

  • Package 1 (including courses, lesson materials, visits, public transport - 10 trips, lunches and 2 dinners): 450€
  • Package 2 (including package 1 + Accommodation): 990€
  • Package 3 (including package 2 + International trips (arrangement for transport to Paris or Amsterdam & accommodation onsite for the week-end): 1,200€
Please note that you are responsible for booking/paying your return flight from/to your home country, Insurance, transport between Brussels airport and the city of Brussels.
Cancellation Policy: if you inform us for your cancellation before 31st of May 2016, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed


Ready for Clash? So do not wait and fill in the online registration form below and send a motivation letter (1 page maximum) to Guillaume.Ravier@vub.ac.be 

Application Deadline15 May 2016 >> extended registration deadline for EEA citizens: Thursday 16 June 2016.

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