Club Activities

The University Foundation organises a variety of activities for the members. For the academic of cultural Club activities the reader is referred to the French or Dutch sections of the Club activities.  

 - (Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 14:00)
This year the topic disussed in the Ethical Forum was the increasing use of English in higher education, with the provocative title
Towards Anglophone universities?
The Ethical Forum 2018 was organized on December 6, 2018, form 2 to 6 pm at the University Foundation. For a description of the topic and the programme, you are referred to the website of EF 2018.
The presentations and a number of related documents can be found in the downloads section.
 - (Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:30)

Lunch-debate with prof. Dr. Steven Van Hecke (KU Leuven) and prof. Dr. Mario Télo (ULB).

Introductory talks in English, discussion E/F/N.

Moderator prof. Laurent Van Depoele.

The following items will be discussed:
1. What is the possible new composition of the EP after the disappearance of the British seats and the changed seat distribution, especially taking into account the expected strong turnout of euro-skeptical, populist and even anti-European parties. Will the ALDE group play a more important role thanks to the collaboration with President Macron's "En Marche"? Will these possible changes put an end to the classical power of Christian Democrats (EPP) and Social Democrats (SED)? Does the concept of the "Spitzenkandidaten" remain tenable, taking into account art. 17§7 of the EU Treaty that could theoretically create a clash between the European Council and the EP?
2. How do the main European political formations deal with key issues that will dominate European policy over the next five years: migration, climate and green economy, ecology and social policy, foreign and defense policy, an evolution towards "Several Europe's" (Hanze countries, Visigrad countries ...) and the adjustments of the European radar ....?