International Affairs


Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College talks on the Finnish national broadcaster YLE

Dr. Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, has been interviewed by the Finnish national broadcaster YLE on Trump’s visit to Brussels and the future of European Defence. To read the article (In Finnish), please click HERE.

Vesalius College hosts the launch of the Global Peace Index 2017 in Brussels

On Monday, June 12, Vesalius College hosted the launch of the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2017. This was an event co-organised with leading institutes and important think tanks, such as the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Royal Military Academy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, Search For Common Ground and the Global Governance Institute. Over the […]

VeCo co-hosts the launch of the Global Peace Index 2017

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the official launch of the Global Peace index 2017 (GPI), hosted by VeCo in cooperation with leading institutes and think tanks such as the Institute for Economics and Peace, Royal Military Academy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, Search For Common Ground and the Global Governance Institute.   About the Global Peace Index The […]

VeCo Professor Dr. Van Kerckhoven publishes a reflection on the EU-G7 relation in the age of anti-globalization

Prof. Dr. Sven Van Kerckhoven has co-authored (with Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters, KULeuven) a short reflection on the relation between the EU and the G7 in the age of Trump and Brexit. The reflection is part of a book that has been published in preparation of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, last week. The […]

Research Seminar: ‘Power and Reputation: The EU’s efforts to prevent tax evasion in Asian financial centres’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the research seminar organised by VeCo jointly with the Institute for European Studies: ‘Power and Reputation: The EU’s efforts to prevent tax evasion in Asian financial centres’ Speaker: Dr C. Roland Vogt, University of Hong Kong Date: 29 May 2017 (Monday) Time: 12:00 – 1.30 pm Place: […]

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson Presents her New Book ‘Cast Away’ at VeCo

On Monday, 24th April, Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, author of ‘Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis’ has visited VeCo for a presentation and panel discussion about her book. During the two hours of the event, Charlotte explained her motivations to write ‘Cast Away’ and shared her experiences, challenges, and difficulties along the writing process. […]

Book Presentation & Panel Discussion with Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, author of ‘Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the book presentation and panel discussion with Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, author of the book ‘Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis.’ The event is open to students from Vesalius, the Institute for European Studies and the general public and it will be followed by a light […]

Serge Stroobants, IA Professors at VeCo talks to VTM, the major Flemish TV station

Serge Stroobants, Professor of International Affairs at the Vesalius College, has been invited to speak on VTM Nieuws, the major Flemish TV station. He talked about Trump’s decision to attack the air base in Syria. Prof. Stroobants has expressed his opinion and presented a short analysis of the situation stressing the relation between Russia and the United […]

VeCo Professor Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro receives “Best PhD in Belgium” prize

Assistant Professor Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro has been awarded the Xavier Mabille Prize for the best PhD dissertation in Political Science defended in 2015-16 in Belgium. The dissertation, titled “(Un) Globalizing Civil Society: When the Boomerang Rebounds. Transnational Advocacy Networks and Women Groups in post-conflict Burundi and Liberia” was written under the direction of […]

European Online Course for students and refugees launched

Vesalius College –in cooperation with the educational NGO ‘Sharing Perspectives Foundation’, nine European Universities and two European refugee organizations- launches an intensive European online course on “European Refuge(es): Critical Dialogue on the ‘crisis’ by refugees and non-refugees”, funded by the European Commission. During ten weeks 300 participants from refugee and non-refugee background across 15 European countries […]