2020 in a nutshell

2020 goes down in history as the year of the pandemic. The year of social distance, lockdowns and hand sanitizer. But also the year of slowing down, standing still and looking ahead. The corona virus hit the world hard. However, UCSIA continued to contribute to broad and deep societal reflection. Our online presence grew like never before. In this video we look back on an exceptional year.
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ELP fellowship

UCSIA Fellowship European Leadership Programme

The ELP is a five month formation where the Fellows are required to do full time traineeship in EU institutions or in the EU ecosystem, like UCSIA. Besides the work experience, they receive leadership formation, take part at fireside chat with decision-makers and are offered personal coaching and mentoring time to support them in their vocation discernment. UCSIA offers a full stipend Fellowship.

Seeking Asylum in Europe: ‘European Values’ and Queer Claims

Nuno Ferreira (University of Sussex) and Alexander Dhoest (University of Antwerp) concluded the series on European values, citizenship and belonging with a webinar on gender identity and human rights.
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HDCA Conference 2021

HDCA 2021 Conference “Capabilities and Transformative Institutions”

How can we organize for the world of tomorrow? Covid-19 has taught us that we are not ready. We have re-discovered our common vulnerability – not only to a virus, but also to policy mismatch, institutional hiccups and authoritarian backlash. Divided we stood, unable to act in concert, lacking real opportunities for deliberation. How can we improve the structures of living together and face the challenges ahead to build a more just and sustainable world? The HDCA Conference 2021 puts this question center stage. It will take place on 13-15 September 2021 at the University of Antwerp.

Intersectionality, Inequality and the Challenge of European Values

Sociologist Akwugo Emejulu and historian Heleen Debeuckelaere discussed 'Intersectionality, Inequality and the Challenge of European Values' in the sixth webinar in our series on 'European Values, Citizenship & Belonging'.
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