WHAT WE DO

The University Centre for Development Cooperation (UCOS) is a recognised Belgian NGO which aims to strengthen the global citizenship skills among students in higher education. We work together with our partners and our target audience to achieve sustainable human development by promoting global conscience and active global citizenship, often in relation to North-South student mobility. UCOS is affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, but cooperates with all institutions of Flemish higher education.

UCOS wishes to form the bridge between internationalisation and development cooperation. As such a strong focus is placed on providing a guiding framework for South mobility of students. We furthermore promote critical thinking among students of Flemish higher education around global issues, development cooperation and sustainable development. Throughout the above, we support teachers and internationalisation officers from higher education institutes to engage with their students on these various themes.

THE TEAM

If you require more information about our organisation or (tailor-made English) courses, don’t hesitate to contact one of our following staff members.

Bert De Bisschop

Bert De Bisschop

Managing director

He/him
bert.debisschop@ucos.be
02 614 81 65

SEBASTIAN VAN HOECK

SEBASTIAN VAN HOECK

Intercultural trainer

He/him
sebastian.vanhoeck@ucos.be
02 614 81 63

Katrien Van der Heyden

Katrien Van der Heyden

Intercultural trainer

She/her
katrien.vanderheyden@ucos.be
02 614 81 63

Loes Verhaeghe

Loes Verhaeghe

Gender Officer

She/her
loes.verhaeghe@ucos.be
02 614 82 65

Esther Philippen

Esther Philippen

Programme manager

She/her
esther.philippen@ucos.be
02 614 81 93

Delphine De Gryse

Delphine De Gryse

Communications Officer

She/her
delphine.degryse@ucos.be
02 614 81 93

Latifah Abdou

Latifah Abdou

Project Officer

She/her
latifah.abdou@ucos.be
02 614 82 65

JOHANNES COOLS

JOHANNES COOLS

Project Officer

He/him
johannes.cools@ucos.be
02 614 82 65

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

As a non-profit association, UCOS is led by a Board of Directors and supported and inspired by the members of the General Assembly.

ON THE 27TH OF FEBRUARY 2021, UCOS HAD:

9 board members:

Lien Creuwels | Romain Meeusen | Rik Rammeloo | Anne Van Casteren (secretary) | Anthony Vanoverschelde (chairman) | Françoise De Cupere | Ange-Raïssa Uzanziga | Koen Lombaerts | Lycia Van Roy

35 statutory members of the General Assembly

Partners

UCOS is a member of

 

With the support from

 

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