Activités du Club

La Fondation propose une série d'activités pour les membres.
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 - (Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 18:00)

In 2022 the University Foundation starts a series of panel debates In its new “Speakers' Corner” series, which will give the floor to British speakers on EU and UK-EU affairs. It is organized in collaboration with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). The first activity in this series takes place on Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 6 pm, and will deal with  “WHAT THE PAST TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE: UK - EU RELATIONS”. The panel consists of Sir Stephen Wall, Dr Martin Westlake and Mr. Didier SeeuwsModerator: Mr Jim Cloos.

The debate is followed by a reception.

Please register before 21 March 2022. Participation fee: 25 € p.p.  To register click here.

Presentation of the speakers and the moderator. 

STEPHEN WALL was,for 35 years, a British diplomat. He worked closely for five British Foreign Secretaries and for three Prime Ministers. He took part in the negotiations of five European Treaties and was for five years the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU. He was Prime Minister Tony Blair’s senior official adviser on EU matters. His latest book “Reluctant European, Britain and the European Union form 1945 to Brexit” was published by Oxford University Press in 2020

MARTIN WESTLAKE is Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). He has spent over four decades studying European integration. He has worked in the Council of Ministers and the European Commission, with the European Parliament and from 2003-2013 in the European Economic and Social Committee, where he served as Secretary General, 2008-2013. His most recent publications include 'Slipping Loose: The UK's Long Drift Away from the European Union' and, as editor, 'Outside the EU: Options for Britain' (both Agenda Publishing, 2020)

DIDIER SEEUWS was until February 2021 the Head of the Task Force on the UK of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European union. He was nominated by the Secretary General immediately after the UK Brexit referendum in June 2016. In this capacity, he provided advice to the Secretary General and to the President of the European Council in all matters related to EU-UK relations and was in charge of coordinating the EU Member States' positions and developing the negotiating mandates of the Council and the guidelines of the European Council for negotiations with the United Kingdom. Mr Seeuws is presently Director-General  in the Council’s General Secretariat.JIM CLOOS is presently Secretary General of TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association). He retired in February 2021 as Director-General in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, after a long European career in the Luxembourg Permanent Representation, Commission cabinets and the Council Secretariat. He co-authored "National Leaders and the Making of Europe", an 'insiders’ history' of the European Council, John Harper, 2015, as well as "Le traité de Maastricht: genèse, analyse, commentaires."  (Bruylant 1993). He has published numerous articles on EU-related questions.

JIM CLOOS is presently General of TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association). He retired in February 2021 as Director-General in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, after a long European career in the Luxembourg Permanent Representation, Commission cabinets and the Council Secretariat. He co-authored "National Leaders and the Making of Europe", an 'insiders’ history' of the European Council, John Harper, 2015, as well as "Le traité de Maastricht: genèse, analyse, commentaires."  (Bruylant 1993). He has published numerous articles on EU-related questions.

 - (Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 14:00)
This year, the Ethical Forum of the University Foundation will organise an exchange of views on the societal function of universities, with the challenging title

Is politics part of the universities’ job?

This edition of the Ethical Forum is dedicated to Caroline Pauwels (honorary rector VUB)who passed away on August 5, 2022.

The Ethical Forum 2022 will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 2 to 6 pm, at the University Foundation.
For a description of the subject and the programme,the reader is referred to the EF 2022 website.