Frans jaar aan de VUB

Every year, a Belgian university, whether French or Dutch-speaking, is honoured in the Frans Jaar (French Year) programme. Created in 2012, this programme enables numerous activities on the theme of ‘France’ to be organised throughout the academic year.

These events are organised by the university and the French Embassy to reflect the myriad exchanges between our two countries. Events take many forms, including scientific, artistic, cultural, economic and sporting events, and are open to everyone: students, teachers, researchers and the general public alike.

As well as strengthening academic ties between Belgian and French universities, the project’s goal is to foster connections between France and the wider Belgian public, thus promoting future co-operation between our two countries.

Frans Jaar Aan De VUB (French Year at VUB) ran in 2018/9 and shone a spotlight on France and French culture, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Belgium. co-organised and co-supported a range of activities.