Workshop 07

Decolonising north–south mobility: from theory to practice

European higher education institutions still struggle to make North-South mobility programs truly beneficial for their Global South partners. Despite promises on decolonization, practice remains colonial: asymmetrical power relations, often still entrenched in an aid and superiority logic with adverse effects on development processes. This session will propose on the one hand tangible policy recommendations to further decolonise North-South partnerships and on the other hand provide input and content with regards to pre-departure training and re-entry debriefing for students, based on a clear blueprint focusing on critical global citizenship education.


  • Mobility
  • Partnership & networks


  • Sebastian Van Hoeck, 
    UCOS, Belgium
  • Bert De Bisschop, 
    UCOS, Belgium