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.

FRANK VERSTRAETEN

FRANK VERSTRAETEN

Coordinator

frank.verstraeten@ucos.be
02 614 81 65

JEROEN PITTOORS

JEROEN PITTOORS

Programme manager

jeroen.pittoors@ucos.be
02 614 81 93

BRAM CLEYS

BRAM CLEYS

Education officer

bram.cleys@ucos.be
02 614 82 65

SEBASTIAN VAN HOECK

SEBASTIAN VAN HOECK

Intercultural Trainer

sebastian.vanhoeck@ucos.be
02 614 81 63

ELINE ANDRIES

ELINE ANDRIES

Communication officer

eline.andries@ucos.be
02 614 81 63

Loes Verhaeghe

Loes Verhaeghe

Gender officer

loes.verhaeghe@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 1ST OF JULY 2018, UCOS HAD:

11 board members:

Raffi Aghekian | Lien Creuwels | Aushim Koumar (chairman) | Zeno Nols | Kim Ongena | Rik Rammeloo | Annie Segers | Sonja Snacken | Anne Van Casteren (secretary) | Anthony Vanoverschelde (vice-chairman) | Lycia Van Roy

30 statutory members of the General Assembly

Partners

UCOS is a member of

 

With the support from

 

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