13th Thomas More International Days
We are pleased to invite lecturers and staff members from our partner institutes in the framework of the Erasmus+ teaching exchange/staff training program. We strongly believe in the importance of internationalisation for all our students and in the networking and the exchange of knowhow and experience between lecturers and staff members.
During our International Days 2017, we will focus on ‘Universal Human Rights’.
In 2016 and 2017 the city of Mechelen is celebrating the anniversary of the ‘Big Council’ that came to town 400 years ago. This court was the predecessor of the EU Court of Justice based in Luxembourg. The international days 2017 link with this celebration and give students and thus the younger generation a voice in the debate on universal human rights.
The attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels, the refugee crisis, the tendency toward radicalisation, the increase of poverty,… make us reflect on the meaning of human rights in our societies.
The program will consist of sessions, lectures or workshops of our international guests,. Sessions will be open to our students, colleagues and interested representatives from the field. Your lessons and presentations can deal with the overall theme, but also with your own field of expertise. It would be nice to present your institution and country to our students. Classes can be taught in English, French or German.
Staff members of our partner institutes, who want to come under the staff training program, will have a suitable program devised for them.
You will preferably stay in a hotel in the town where most of your teaching/staff activities take place. Your Thomas More contacts will suggest the most suitable town to stay in but of course we will take care of transport in between the towns. During the whole program, there will be many networking possibilities with colleagues, representatives from companies and organisations we work with, and of course our students!
We are looking forward to seeing you in March!