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VeCo students at the Young European Council 2015 (YEC) at the European Parliament

Three Vesalius College students, together with the Young European Leadership members, organised the Young European Council 2015 (YEC) on November 15-19 at the European Parliament. The YEC annually convenes three aspiring leaders from each EU Member State to discuss about current-day issues. Through negotiations, engaging activities and interactions with senior policy makers and stakeholders, the YEC aims to foster […]

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Security Update – VeCo Classes to resume Wednesday 25th November

Dear Students and Colleagues, In line with the decision of the VUB, Vesalius College classes will resume as of tomorrow (25th November) as scheduled (except specific classes where the instructor has been in touch with you specifically). The metro should run, with some exceptions, again and tram and busses should also be available. The VUB […]

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Dean Koops comments on Polish National TV on Paris attacks

On Sunday, 15 November 2015, Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College and Professor of International Affairs, appeared on the main news item of the evening news of Polish national TV (TVP1) and commented on the implications of the Paris attacks on European security. Professor Koops underlined the need for calm and measured policies and warned […]

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VeCo Prof. Stroobants comments on Euronews on Terrorism

On Monday 23rd November 2015, Serge Stroobants, Vesalius College Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, was interviewed by EURONEWS and asked to comment on the threat posed by terrorism, ISIS as well on suggestions on how to tackle Europe’s security situation. Prof. Stroobants, who also represents the Institute for Economics and Peace (which publishes the Annual […]

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Security Update: Vesalius College remains shut and classes suspended

Dear Students and Colleagues, In line with the government’s security advice and in close coordination with the VUB, College management has decided to keep today’s measures in place for tomorrow (24 November 2015). Hence, all of tomorrow’s classes will be cancelled and the College will be closed for all events and activities. Since the metro will […]

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VeCo closes on November 23 (Mon)

Dear Students, Dear Colleagues, The government’s security council has concluded that the threat level will remain at the highest level (Level 4), meaning that the formation of large crowds should be avoided. This also means concentration of students should be prevented. In this light, and in close coordination with the VUB (you should also have […]

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Update on Security Situation in Brussels and VUB Measures (21/11/2015)

Dear students and partners, As you might have already heard, the Belgian authorities have raised the security threat alert level from Level 3 to Level 4, which is the highest alert level on the security scale. The Dean and Associate Dean for General Affairs are in close contact with the VUB management to coordinate all […]


Dean Koops talks about Belgium and terrorism on Huffington Post

Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, was invited to join a discussion panel on ‘How Belgium Became A Breeding Ground For Terror’ on HussPost Live at Huffington Post to share his insight and expertise in European, Foreign and Security Policy. Please CLICK HERE to watch the discussion. Other guest speakers are Kristof Clerix, Investigative Journalist, MO*; Ryan […]

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