During a shared academic opening between VUB and its sister university Université Libre de Bruxelles, the new academic year was kicked off. This year also marks the 50th and 185th birthday of VUB and ULB. The main theme of the ceremony in Cinquantenaire park in Brussels was a message of cooperation across all borders.

For this occasion, representatives of the EUTOPIA universities were invited to join the rectors of VUB and ULB in officially declaring the academic year opened.

This opportunity also allowed for a networking lunch with the European University CIVIS of which ULB is a member. The representatives of EUTOPIA and CIVIS discussed cooperation between the two alliances, and openness and collaboration in the upcoming pilot activities.

Representatives of EUTOPIA and CIVIS met in Brussels for a networking lunch.