Summer school 2020: Refugee children and families in Europe, social work and counselling

This event has been cancelled due to the Corona-virus threat. We apologize for any inconvenience.


International Undergraduate Summer School organised by the University College Odisee Brussels in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Fachhochschule) Dortmund, Grupo de Investigación en Psicología Comunitaria of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), and Platform Kinderen op de vlucht / La Plate-forme Mineurs en exil. 

With the support of VLHUR.

June 22nd – July 3rd 2020 in Brussels, Odisee, Campus Schaarbeek. 

Join us this summer for an international Summer School in the heart of Europe. Internationally acknowledged lecturers, experienced guest speakers, off-campus excursions to European institutions, (inter) national NGOs and facilities, and an interesting social programme will make this Summer School informative AND fun.

Classes will take place at our small and pleasant campus in Schaarbeek in the North of Brussels. Using public transport, the city centre and main tourist attractions are only 15 minutes away.

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An internationally composed team of specialists will provide interesting lectures and workshops on social work with refugee children and families. We will focus on methods to build up resilience.

Themes (full programme will be available shortly):

• European institutions and refugees
• Building up resilience through adaptive methods like “Tree of Life”, story writing, mediation…
• Lectures on resilience, life trajectories, community building… of refugee families and children
• Visit at the Red Star Line Museum
• Visits at international NGO’s 


Throughout the programme we will form small project groups. Each group will work on a real-life question of an organisation concerning refugee children and families. At the end of the programme, the different groups will present their work in a student fair.

Target group

Undergraduate students (2nd, 3rd and 4th grade) of social work, social sciences, applied psychology, anthropology, counselling, health sciences, education… who want to develop a broader view on social work and counselling work with refugee families and children, both on a theoretical and methodological level.

The number of participants for the complete programme will be limited to 50 students.

  • Language: English
  • ECTS: 3
  • In order to receive the ECTS-points, there is a mandatory presence on all parts of the programme and a paper to be handed in at the end of August.

Programme open to professionals

As a professional or interested individual you can participate in the full programme or attend specific lectures or workshops of your choice.
  • Participation fee for the complete programme is € 150
  • Participation fee for 1 lecture is € 15
  • Participation fee for 1 workshop is € 35
All lectures and workshops are in English and will take place in Brussels, at Odisee - Campus Schaarbeek
If you work for one of our partners, you can participate without fee, but you also need to register.

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This event has been cancelled due to the Corona-virus threat. We apologize for any inconvenience.

maandag, 22 juni, 2020 - 09:00 tot vrijdag, 3 juli, 2020 - 17:00
Portret Miet Timmers
Miet Timmers

Telefoon: 02/240.68.40
Locatie: Campus Schaarbeek

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