UAntwerpen – Open Class on Climate Change

Date(s) - 15/03/2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Stadscampus, Building C, Classroom C.103


Climate activists worldwide have called for a Global Strike for Future Brusselson 15th March 2019. The open letter supporting the climate activists, signed by more than 3000 academics throughout Belgium including from the University of Antwerp,is indicative of your support for the message of the climate activists. In this light, we (Faculty of Law and Development) would like to invite you to join on 15th March:

  1. an open class involving discussions on climate change and reflection on what could be done to change our societal model, in Classroom C. 103. The discussion is being organized as part of a class on International Environmental Law in the Sustainable Development and Global Justice module of the Master of Laws (LL.M.). Students of this class will also be joined by labour union representatives who are participating in the VOSEB course (Education and Training in Socio-Economic Policy) at the Faculty of Law. We invite all staff and students to participate in this open class, including other professors and experts in fields related to climate change (from all disciplines) to join and contribute if they wish so (please contact
  2. A debate and demonstration on the Stadscampus, followed by going to join the climate march in Brussels.

The programme is as follows:

9:30-10:15: Open lecture on climate change and societal challenges in Classroom C. 103
10:15-11:30: Group work and reflections on specific topics (democracy, education, agriculture, energy, etc.)
11:30-12:00: General discussion on climate change issues and demonstration at the patio of the Law Faculty
12:00: Meeting point for joining the Strike in Brussels
13:30-……..: Climate march in Brussels

No registrations are required to take part in the event. If you’re interested in co-organising the event, please contact the organisers:
Dr. Christine Frison (Post-doctoral researcher at the University and Guest Lecturer on International Environmental Law under the Sustainable Development and Global Justice Course) and Ms. Dominique Kiekens (Coordinator of the Education and Training in Socio-Economic Policy-VOSEB course at the Faculty of Law)Devanshi Saxena (Academic Coordinator, SUSTLAW)