29 Nov 2017 09:00

Engaging Values, Education and Responsibilities: refugees and migration – the role of Higher Education Institutions (EVER)

Een zeer interessant dagprogramma aan de Vrije Universiteit Brussel waaraan het Masereelfonds graag ruchtbaarheid geeft. Onze gewezen voorzitster Gerlinda Swillen is één van de spreeksters.

Deze dag zal doorgaan in het Engels. Het programma wordt in het Engels weergegeven.

Programme:

9:00 – 10:00        Opening Speeches

9:00 – 9:10          Welcome words:             Prof. dr. Caroline Pauwels (Rector of the VUB)

9:15 – 9:35          Opening speech

Higher Education for migrants and refugees by José-Lorenzo Valles (European Commission

| DG education, culture, youth and sport)

9:40 – 9:55          Opening speech

Missing out: refugee education in crisis by Frederik Smets (UNHCR)

10:00 – 12:15 YOUTH AT RISK

10:00 – 10:20     Research in action: give youth at social risk a voice

Field research in Bolivia and Molenbeek by Prof. Gerrit Loots (VUB), Prof. J. Christiaens (VUB)

and Tine Desmet (VUB)

10:20 – 10:50     Coffee break

10:50 – 11:20      Doing research in the margin with children and adolescents at social risk

Story 1: We can leave the street, but will the street leave us? Voices of youth in street situation

Story 2: Encounters with children and youth ex-combatants: build a relationship for research (Colombia)          by Diego Flores Riveros (La Paz, Bolivia), Prof. Marcela Losantos Velasco (UCB San Pablo, Bolivia), Ana Maria Sinigui (Colombia) and Prof. Ricardo Delgado Cardona (Universidad de Caldas, Colombia)

11:20 – 11:30     Q&A

11:30 – 11:40     Status of children born of war – begot by ‘Enemies’ by Dr. Gerlinda Swillen

11:40 – 12:00     Interlude with Qotob Trio

12:00 – 13:00     Doctor Honoris Causa 2017 Award Ceremony by Dr. Emma Bonino

The people of the island of Lampedusa, represented by Dr. Pietro Bartolo

Music: Qotob Trio

MARCOM – VUB

13:00 – 14:30     Lunch break

Photo exhibitions – Humans of Syria (HOS / VUB) and War and Conflict (Teun Voeten)

14:30 – 15:10 VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

14:30 – 14:50     Keynote Speech

The University & the Future of Democracy  by Rob Quinn (Executive Director | Scholars at Risk Network (USA))

14:50 – 15:10     Q&A

15:00 – 15:40 VUB EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES ON REFUGEES AND MIGRATION

15:10 – 15:20     From Welcome Refugee Project to InClusive AcadeMic Programme for University Students (InCAMPUS) by Marie Aurousseau (VUB)

15:20 – 15:35     Arabic classes for children in Brussels    by Jacqueline Couder (VUB) and Sami Azar (VUB)

15:35 – 15:40     Performance by the pupils of the Arabic classes

15:40 – 16:05     Coffee break

16:05 – 16:15     ULB – Solidarity Fund Fellowship by Sue Black (ULB)

16:15 – 16:40     Panel Discussion

The view of different disciplines on higher education and refugees by:

Prof. Florian Trauner (VUB)

Prof. Ilke Adam (VUB) TBC

Prof. Kevin Smets (VUB)

Prof. Stefaan Smis (VUB)

Prof. J. Gutermuth (VUB)

16:40 – 16:50     Q&A

16:50 – 17:10     Closing remarks by Prof. dr. Sonja Snacken (Vice Rector International Policy (VUB))

 

 

 

Locatie
VUB

Flagey - Studio 4 4
1050 Brussel