Welcome to Campus: UniStaR outreach conference

Welcome to Campus: UniStaR outreach conference

March 4, 2022
 

Date: 5-6 April 2022 (from 10:00 to 15:30 CEST on April 5th, and from 10:30 to 15:30 CEST on April 6th)

Target audience: University staff members interested in the topic (both academic and administrative staff members)

Registrations open until April, 4th at 12:00 CEST.

We are pleased to invite you to join the UniStaR project outreach conference, Welcome to campus – how Higher Education institutions can create an inclusive environment for refugees and students with a migration background, which will take place online on April 5th and 6th, 2022.

UniStaR is a EU-funded project where a blended course was developed aiming to support university staff to better welcome and provide education to refugee students. The course is divided into four modules; Becoming a Refugee, Refugees on Campus, Well-being on Campus, and Inclusive Teaching and Diversity.

The purpose of the event is to:

  • Present the UniStaR project and its results
  • Launch the final version of the course
  • Present the course modules 
  • Provide an open forum to reflect on the topics addressed in the course.

Please find the agenda of the event below*

April 5th, 2022

10:00 - 10:30Welcome speech
Prof. Dr. Romain Meeusen, Vice-Rector Internationalisation at Vrije Universiteit Brussel
10:30 - 12:00Keynote speech
Maya Ghazal, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Panel discussion
Frederik Smets, Education officer at UNHCR (panel moderator)
Dr. Cécilia Brassier-Rodrigues, Director of the Information and Communication Department at the University of Clermont Auvergne
Maya Ghazal, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
Pia Schauerte, Senior desk officer and team leader for Leadership for Africa at Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

A Look Back: Project Description and Results
Khaola Al Rifai, International Relations Officer at Vrije Universiteit Brussel
12:00 - 13:00Lunch break / Networking session
13:00 - 14:00Workshop: becoming a refugee
Frederik Smets, Education officer at UNHCR
14:00 - 14:30Coffee break
14:30 - 15:30Workshop: refugees on campus
Khaola Al Rifai, International Relations Officer at Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Jana Roth, Student assistant at Refugee Office of Alice Salomon Hochschule

 

April 6th, 2022

10:30 - 12:00Workshop: wellbeing on campus
Geert Schelkens, Clinical psychologist/psychotherapist in the Brussels University Consultation Center and Psy-group International Joint Practice, Brussels
12:00 - 13:00Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00Workshop: inclusive teaching and diversity
Marianne Hop, Lecturer at Hogeschool Utrecht
14:00 - 14:30Coffee break
14:30 - 15:30A Look Ahead: Where do we go from here?
Frederik Smets, Education officer at UNHCR
Lucie Trojanova, Policy officer at European Commission (DG EAC)

*agenda may be subject to changes