Poster 212

The Antwerp Short Course: How to respond to a humanitarian crisis and refugee currents

  • Thursday 28 Sept
  • Level 2, Level 2, Rotterdam Ahoy

The question of how best to respond to a humanitarian crisis has become more relevant since the start of the war in Ukraine. Institutions in Antwerp have responded by drawing on their core business and providing refugees with dynamic access to higher education by creating the Antwerp Short Course. Our poster shows how this eight-week course, developed in collaboration with the local integration service Atlas, included language training and social activities at four institutions in the city.


  • Social responsibility
    • Immigration, asylum and refugees


  • Parul Goel, 
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Sofie Schoonbaert, 
    Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Belgium