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Important Update : Regarding the virus Covid-19

Due to the current situation in the world, we have made the decision not to hold the short course this year. For safety reasons in regards to Covid-19, the 2020 edition of Building and Crossing Bridges will be postponed. We hope to be able to do it in 2021. We thank everyone who has already applied or written to us with questions. Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your community!

The Belgian Short Course Team

We are delighted to present you the Belgian Short course 2020! (July 12-24, 2020)

'Building and Crossing bridges'

The Short Course is a non-formal educational summer program delivered in English. In July 2020, 40 to 50 participants aged 15 to 19 from different nationalities, cultures, religions and socio-economic backgrounds will come together in the Belgian Ardennes to make education a force for a more peaceful and sustainable future.

The four main objectives are:

To build bridges across different cultures and create a unique and inclusive community.

ii. To gain a deeper understanding of some of the most urgent issues we face today, such as migration, racism, conflict resolution and sustainable development.

iii. To raise self-awareness by reflecting on questions within the fields of identity, diversity and social responsibility.

iv. To develop skills which can be implemented to benefit local communities.

“Building and crossing bridges” will serve as a metaphor throughout the Short Course.

The aim of the program is to bring young people from diverse backgrounds together in order to build one united community where teenagers empower one another. The participants will be encouraged to challenge themselves through workshops, a variety of activities, social experiments, debates, theatre and games. Acknowledging and understanding why we are so different often leads to more constructive outcomes in our rapidly changing, diverse world. With this in mind, we put an emphasis on empathetic communication and listening, while becoming part of the powerful network of like-minded, young change makers who work together to improve their societies.

The course costs €450
The participants also have to cover transportation costs to Marloie (2 hour train ride from Brussels) and back
The accommodation and catering for the duration of the program are included

Partial scholarships (needs based) are available to applicants:

  • Living in Belgium
  • Selected through UWC National Committees from Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa

No scholarships are available to direct applicants. 

SC applications Belgium

SC applications Europe and MENA



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