To the Borders

How can we reach people on the margins of society through education?

Panel (in Dutch) on 16 October 2023

‘Going to the borders’ has always been part of the Jesuits’ core missions. It is no different today. Jesuits actively seek out the people at the borders, near and far, literally and figuratively. We will present their work very concretely through three practices in education. Education has been one of the areas in which Jesuits have always distinguished themselves from other orders. From their inception, they recognised the potential of education as an emancipatory link in society.

We focus on three vulnerable groups in our society that face different challenges today: young people, prisoners and refugees. The central question sounds as simple as the answer is complex: how do they cope with these challenges and how can education contribute to this?

Panel discussion moderated by Nicolas Standaert (KU Leuven/ELC) with, among others, Bob Van de Putte (CEBECO), Eddy Van De Velde (Egied Van Broeckhovencollege), Bruno Standaert (JRS Belguim), and Gerlinde Verbist (lecturer subject ‘Community Service Learning’ – University of Antwerp).

This panel (in Dutch) is part of our lecture series on the big questions in society that UCSIA is organizing in the framework of the Baroque Influencers city festival.

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Nicolas Standaert will moderate the panel.

More Big Questions at the Baroque Influencers city festival:


The Teacher as Influencer

webinar (in Dutch)
Big Questions of Baroque Influencers
4 October 2023

Het interieur en gekende tegelvloer van de Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk in Antwerpen geschilderd door Wilhelm Schubert van Ehrenberg

Calculated Believers? Painters, the Jesuits and Innovative Mathematics

lecture (in Dutch)
Big Questions of Baroque Influencers
10 October 2023

Wiskunde en wetenschappen als kunst voor morgen

Mathematics and Sciences as Art for Tomorrow

lecture (in Dutch)
Big Questions of Baroque Influencers
25 October 2023

Date & Time

Monday 16 October 2023
8.00 – 9.30 p.m.


University of Antwerp – City Campus
Hof van Liere
Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen


Free entrance,
but don’t forget to
register online in advance.


Koningstraat 2
B-2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 (0)3 265 49 60

Voorlopige locatie tijdens de renovatiewerken:
Blindestraat 14, 2000 Antwerpen