Poverty and social inclusion: which role for Europe?

Opening of the academic year in EU Studies with Prof. Bea Cantillon

The Institut d’études européennes, through its Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUqualis, has the pleasure of inviting you to the opening ceremony of the academic year in European studies 2023-2024, on October 10th, 2023. This event marks the beginning of the Institute’s 60th anniversary. 

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About Prof. Bea Cantillon

Prof. Cantillon is doctor in political and social sciences. First a researcher, she became Director of the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp in 1991. She was also vice-rector there.

Initially a professor at the Katholieke Universiteit (van) Brussel (KUB), she went on to teach the welfare state, poverty, social inequality and social policy in Belgium and Europe at the University of Antwerp. She is an internationally acknowledged expert of social policy in Belgium and the European Union and has published widely on social security, social indicators, social federalism, and the fight against poverty. 

She is an associate member of the Belgian Royal Academy and the co-president of Belgium’s High Committee for a Just Transition. 

From 1995 to 1999, she was senator for the CVP (now the CD&V).

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUqualis

The Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles has hosted the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUqualis, since 2022. Spearheaded by Chloé Brière (Prof. of EU law) and Amandine Crespy (Prof. of Political Science), EUqualis deals with the role of the EU in tackling vairous forms of inequality. 

Directly involving a dozen academics and researchers affiliated with the Institute, EUqualis aims to investigate how the EU deals with the problem of inequality among individuals, territories and states. Adopting a bottom-up, interdisciplinary approach, EUqualis builds on the success of the previous IEE Centre of Excellence dedicated to ‘European Solidarity’ (2016-2019).

Practical information

Date: October 10th, 2023

Time: 4:00-6:00pm (followed by a cocktail)

Place: Salle Roger Lallement (Bâtiment B, Campus du Solbosch). See the interactive map.