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Latin America Day

Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 12:00 to Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 21:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Esplanade, Tent behind Q + Building D
D0.02
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LATIN AMERICA DAY - Thursday 11 October 2018

Come and discover a continent full of opportunities!

Join us for activities throughout the day:

  • Come and taste different foods and drinks at the VUB Restaurant (a special menu will be available), food trucks and during the Latin America Fair, with stands from embassies, a variety of organisations, and VUB departments
  • Take part in some Salsa/Zumba classes
  • Check out the Tango demonstration
  • And join the debate at the Academic Panel Discussion on various VUB research and education projects in Latin America 
  • The day will close with a reception until 9pm, with food, drinks and live music (Cuban band)

When? Thursday 11 October 2018, 12:00-21:00

Where? VUB Campus Humanities, Sciences & Engineering, Esplanade, Tent behind Building Q + Buiding D D0.02

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES:

12:00-14:00 - FOOD DANCE - ESPLANADE 

  • Salsa/Zumba session – free for all to join !
  • Food truck Los Cubas and empanadas on the Esplanade + special Latin America menu at VUB restaurant

14:00-16:00 - FAIR FOR STUDENTS AND ALL THOSE CURIOUS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA! -TENT BEHIND Q

Latin America Fair with tasting sessions (coffee, wine, etc.), goodies, info on culture, tourism, and more. Drop by the IRMO stand, pick up a ‘passport’, make your way around the fair and collect 6 stamps, and get your free gadget from the IRMO stand, testimonials from VUB students who have been to partner institutions, on field trips, to Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil +

  • country stands from various embassies,
  • cultural organisations (Instituto Cervantes, Casa de América Latina,
  • VUB departments (ACTO, IRMO)

16:15-18:00 - ACADEMIC PANEL DISCUSSION - BUILDING D D0.02

 "Building Bridges between Latin America and Europe Through Education and Scientific Cooperation".

Opening comments from VUB Rector, Prof Caroline Pauwels, Ambassadors from Mexico and Cuba.

The event will be moderated by Dr David Oliva Uribe, from EUMex-Connect. The panel discussion includes:

  • Prof dr Lucas Melgaco, Brazil, Law & Criminology Faculty;
  • Prof dr Veerle De Bosscher, Chile, Physical Education & Physiotherapy Faculty;
  • Prof dr ir Luc de Vuyst, Sciences & Bioengineering Sciences Faculty;
  • Maximiliano Alonso, Director General, Conexx Europe (ULB);
  • RIESAL representative* (tbc)

Please register below for this event.

18:00-21:00 - DRINKS FOOD NETWORKING TANGO - TENT BEHIND Q

Tango demonstration, presentation of Encuentro network, food, drinks and live music (Cuban band)  (please register below)

Want to know more about going to Latin America for studies or internships? Check out the Go Abroad Fair in Etterbeek (17 October 2018)

Register here for the Academic Panel Discussion and/or reception so we can gauge numbers for organisational purposes.

 *during the week of 8-12 October the RIESAL platform will have a consortium meeting and will attend Latin America Day.