Today, eNSPIRED is well known as the VVOB-programme that establishes international dialogue between educational actors in Belgium and their peers in countries in Africa, Asia and South America. In recent years, eNSPIRED has had numerous international guest speakers at guest lectures and learning weeks on a range of global education challenges including inclusive education, vulnerability, gender, multilingualism and professional learning communities.

On November 18, we will take a moment to reflect on eight inspiring and enriching years. During a studio broadcast, we will look back with some students and teachers at what we learned and what we will take with us for the future. We also launch a publication and a tool for quality deployment of international learning experiences. Stella Nyanchama Okemwa brings inspiration on decolonization. Nic Balthazar leads you through the well-filled program.

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  • On Thursday 18 November 2021 from 13:30 to 15:00 (GMT+2 | Brussels time).
  • Livestream (you will receive the link after registration).
  • For (pre- and in-service) teacher trainers, (future) teachers and school leaders, but also other people who are interested are welcome.
  • All presentations will be in Dutch. Simultaneous translation into English is provided.
  • Participation is free but registration is required (see below).
  • The webinar will be recorded and can be watched afterwards. Please register to have easy access to the recording.

Host and keynote

Nic Balthazar is your host. After studying Germanic languages, Nic took his first steps in the media as a film journalist and later became a radio and television producer and presenter. His film debut Ben X was a compelling drama that won numerous international awards and opened the debate on bullying and autism. Tot Altijd (Ensor for Best Film 2012) was a haunting story about euthanasia. For his film Everybody Happy he received the prize for best director at the Montreal Film Festival. Nic is a man of many talents as a writer, theater and documentary maker and is also known for his longstanding commitment to sustainability and against global warming.

Stella Nyanchama Okemwa is an expert on decolonization, a pan-Africanist and a human rights advocate. She has been active in the fight against racism and discrimination for thirty years. She holds a master's degree in pedagogy and in social and cultural anthropology. She is vice-president of Africalia asbl, one of the directors of the European Network for People of African Descent (ENPAD) and one of the coordinators of the inter-federal coalition of the National Action Plan against Racism (NAPAR). She currently works as a consultant and coach for the non-profit organization Hand in Hand against Racism.

(Photo credit: GPE/Livia Barton)

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