Call for Applications – Interdisciplinary Project Class on ‘Challenging Extremism’ Spring 2016

Vesalius College is pleased to launch a unique interdisciplinary Project Class, in cooperation with the US State Department, the Belgian Ministry of Interior and  EdVentures Partners on ‘Peer 2 Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism.’ The class will bring together highly motivated and interested students from all four majors in order to develop ‘a campaign, product or social media strategies against extremism that are credible, authentic and believable to their peers and resonate within their communities.’ Selected students will work in teams, guided by Adjunct Professor Serge Stroobants and a wide range of high-level  experts in the fields of political science, business/marketing, communications and social media as well as law.

VeCo has been selected as the only university in Belgium to take part in this global initiative with 45 universities world-wide.

The winning team will win a trip to Washington to present their idea to a committee of State Department officials. Each team receives a 2,000 dollars budget to launch a real campaign. For further info, click here.

How will the Class be organized?
This is a non-credit Project Class, which motivated and strong students will take on top of their normal VeCo course load. Students will be guided by VeCo professor Stroobants, the external partner EdVenture Partners and a wide range of guest speakers and experts. You are expected to meet from the end of February until May at least once a week.

Will there be extra costs for me?
No, this class is part of VeCo’s aim to provide students with a wide range of unique educational opportunities free of charge. The group will also receive a 2,000 dollars budget to launch their campaign.

Who can participate?
Highly motivated BUS, IA, CMM and LAW students interested in the above topics with required skills and innovative ideas.

How to apply?
Please send a letter of motivation (1-2pages) outlining why you want to participate and which skills you would bring to the team and a short CV to the course leader Prof. Serge Stroobants serge.stroobants@mil.be  by 15th February 2016. Successful students will be selected by the end of February.

Applications are now open.