Master classes


The Europe.Brussels Liaison Office, together with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, offers an educational and training initiative 'Masterclasses: Brussels for Europe', designed specifically for staff of the European institutions or international organisations.

Based on the very latest interdisciplinary urban research, this high quality programme will tackle the historical, social, cultural, political, geographical and economic dimensions of Brussels. It will give participants a unique opportunity to understand current developments and forces driving Brussels urban dynamics as well as to broaden their vision of the city in which they live and work. In an informal atmosphere, renowned experts in the field will assist participants in enhancing their ties with different sectors and actors of the city and in exploring new paths within the daily urban life. The programme consists of a series of lectures, events and side visits.

Practical information

Master Classes are available in French and English. The session of fall 2013, which starts in October, is in English. For more information, download the programme

Usually the Masterclasses are held on Wednesdays from 18.00 to 20:30 and occasionally on Saturdays. Lectures take place at the Europe.Brussels Liaison Office, avenue d’Auderghem 63 at 1040 Etterbeek.

Each edition of the Masterclasses counts about 30 participants, limited to EU-civil servants and other international staff. 

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