International and Intercultural Week 2017 - Applied Social Studies

Welcome to our international and intercultural staff week! The next International and Intercultural Week (IIW2017) at VIVES – Applied Social Studies, Campus Kortrijk will be held from from 13-17 November 2017. As guest lecturer, you are kindly invited to present a workshop or lecture to our second year – mainstream  students in Applied Psychology, Public Safety, Social Work and Socio-Educational Care Work. We ask you to focus your contribution around one of these themes:

We want to let students get into contact with those themes abroad. Your lecture or practical and interactive workshop is a 90 minute seminar introducing your topic and can contain:

  • Inform by offering an attractive  workshop or lecture  related to your  minor or study program open for incoming students
  • Inspire by tutoring  a social, pedagogical, psychological  or creative workshop or presenting professional methods and techniques or good practices
  • Engage by attiring students focus  on sustainable development goals such as ‘No poverty’, ‘Good health and well-being’, ‘Quality of education’, ‘Gender equality’, ‘Fair Work and economic growth’, ‘Reduce inequality’, ‘Climate action’ and ‘Peace, Safety and Public Services’. 

We want to let students get into contact with those themes abroad. Your lecture or practical and interactive workshop is a 90 minute seminar introducing your topic and can contain:

  • theories
  • views
  • (good) practices
  • interactive and creative methods
  • ...


Monday 13 November 2017

Travel day
14:00 Official Welcome at Vives University college – Networking
17:00 Reception

Tuesday 14 November till till Thursday 16 November 2017

Lectures, workshops,… 

Each day we program a variety of keynote lectures and optional sessions on one of the themes above which you can also attend. During these days we will offer our students and international  guests a choice of lectures, sessions and workshops. The programme will be scheduled to groups of about 15 to 40 students from all 4 educations (Bachelor of Applied Psychology, Bachelor of Public Safety, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Socio-educational Care Work, F.L.O.W.S. minor).

Friday 17 November 2017

Travel day

International guest room

There is an International Room where all guests are invited to network and discuss future cooperation possibilities. We also offer lunch in the International Room on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You are invited on Wednesday for the International netwokevening with dinner. This evening is an excellent opportunity to meet with all the other guests and enjoy the delights of Belgian cuisine and conversation with both incoming and Belgian colleagues.

We annually have about 30-40 people from about 10 different countries taking part in our International and Intercultural Week. Needless to say that this event gives you the opportunity to extend your personal international network. 


If you want to contribute to the international week, please complete the participation form. Abstract Submission Deadline is 30 June 2017. Due to limitation in the program schedule, we can only accept 40 teachers. The selection will be made on the Abstract Proposals.

This teaching mobility can be financed by ERASMUS+ through your institution’s International Office provided there is an Erasmus+ agreement between your institution and VIVES (B KORTRIJ 01). Guest lecturers will receive a certificate stating that they have taken part in teaching activities amounting to 8 hours. If there is no Erasmus+ agreement at present, but you would like to have one drawn up, please contact [email protected], head of the international office at VIVES-SAW.

Register now!

Fees and Costs

There is no participation fee for the International and Intercultural Week. However the participants are responsible for most of the costs (including travel, accommodation and evening meals).


Focus Hotel and Hostel

For your information, we recommend the Focus Hotel and Hostel in Kortrijk. You can find all booking information on the website of Focus Hotel. If you are looking for a more budget friendly option, than you can chose for Focus Hostel.  Direct booking (email or website = reduction of 5%;

  • A free Belgian beer on arrival;
  • Free shuttle-service (in group) to VIVES–campus;
  • In the evening: A free coffee;
  • (From 8 people) possibility for dinner at 22 euro p.p. for a three course menu. If you want dinner in your hotel, please mention this when you make the reservation.
  •  More information:

Address and contact details: Hoveniersstraat 50 8500 Kortrijk in Belgium  (0032 56 21 29 08à

Youth Hostel Groeninghe

Another  budget friendly option as well for incoming staff as incoming students is Youth Hostel Groeninghe. More information on Address and contact details: Passionistenlaan 1A Kortrijk 8500 België , E-mail [email protected]. Phone +32 (0)56 98 06 92 , Fax +32 (0)56 44 67 55

However, there are many other alternatives in Kortrijk.  You can consult the following website

Tourist information in Kortrijk

The website of the tourist information centre in Kortrijk is a good place to start your search for a more unique place to stay.