ESF partnermeeting Ghent 2019 – steering group programme

Week programme of the ESF partner meeting Connext for Inclusion in Ghent on March 2019 for the members of the steering group. Programme for participants can be found here.

Sunday, March 17th – Arrival

Arrival day

Sightseeing in Ghent. See tips in this document. (not guided)

Part 1: Training S_U+G Serious Urban Game ®

Monday, March 18th – Gamification training I


Welcome: coffee and welcome speech


Get to know each other


Play the introduction game ‘Go Serious’


Discussion after the game


Lunch break


How to become a GameMaster of the game #WORK™?


Round-up for the day


Dinner for steering group (own resources)

Tuesday, March 19th – Gamification training II


How to handle a group?


How to debrief the game properly? How to lead the discussion after the game?


Lunch break


Introduction ‘Business Angels’ by playing the game


Most Significant Change: presentation and exercise on these 2 days  


Free evening

Part 2: Input Game

Wednesday, March 20th – Gamification training III


Expert Meeting: LearningLab / expert meeting on the ESF-game in development.


Introduction on SUG (methodology) for steering group Sweden  


Lunch break

Part 3: Field Visits

Wednesday, March 20th (afternoon)

14h – … 3 Options


Option 1 (Suggestion for Flanders) – requires bus ticket

Prevention of early school leaving: field visit vzw aPart in Ghent

14h – 18h

13h45 – 15h30

15h45 – 17h00

17h- 18h

Option 2 (Suggestion for Finland)

Sport for inclusion: Conference in Brussels

Community sport and social inclusion: Scientific insights for policy

  • Speakers: Marc Theeboom, Hebe Schaillée, Rudi Roose and Sara Willlems

  • Language: English

Policy implications from an international perspective

  • Speakers: Have confirmed: Christian Christrup Kjeldsen (Denmark), Fred Coalter (United Kingdom), Guy Kegels (Belgium), Marc Theeboom (Belgium) and Ramon Spaaij (Australia/the Netherlands)

  • Language: Engels

Networkdrink on Congres fair


Option 3 (Suggestion for Sweden) – requires bus ticket

Integration in the labour market of refugees

Options: Ateljee, Refu-Interim, service center social economy OCMW Gent

from 16h or 18h

Free evening in Ghent or Brussels

Part 4: Networkday

Thursday, March 21st – Networkday

8h30 or 9h30 – … 3 options

8h30 – 15h

10h00 to 12h00

12h to 13h30


15h15 or 15h23

Option 1 (follow-up yesterday) (suggestion for Finland) – Requires train ticket

Meeting at the train station Ghent Sint-Pieters at 8:20am
(train at 8u37)

Participation in Sport congres – Brussels

Scientific insights for practitioners

Speakers: Shana Sabbe, Karen Van der Veken, Pieter Debognies

Lunch and visit sport fair

Brussels – European Youth health Congres – focus on sports. Examples of good practices and peer-to-peer education

Train back to Gent Sint-Pieters


Coffee @ Artevelde


Option 2

Keynote speaker: Sarah Neyt

position of school dropouts in Flanders and how the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training and local actors deal with it.

10h – 12h

Option 3

Keynote speaker Luc Vanden Berge

Position of migrants and refugees on the Flemish labour market and how (local) authorities and ngo’s deal with it


Lunch break

2 Options

13h30 – 14h20

Option 1

Keynote speaker: Louise Van Couillie

Expert VDAB newcomers, migrants and refugees

VDAB: public employment services, training and career guidance.


14h30- 15h20

15h30- 16h20

Expert round tables on labour market and prevention of early school leaving – sharing good practices – world café

1st round table experts prevention of early school leaving

2nd round table (mixed groups)

3rd round table (new mixed group)

Experts – external participants

1.OCMW Eeklo, projectmanager youth Yentl Francoi

2.De Stap Gent, project Word Wijs – Marjan Coussens

3.TAJO, Talent workshops for vulnerable teenagers – Claudia van Egmond

4.Schoolspotters Gent – Eva Poesmans

5.Hack your future – Maïté Cluydts

6.Duo for a job – Marion Cahen

7.A-team Groep intro – trajectory towards work of new EU-citizens – Lise Raman

8.OCMW Gent – Work Space refugees – Jolien Leyman

16h30 – …

Reception with drinks and snacks (location: Kattenberg 9, Gent)

Part 5: Steering group transnational partners

Friday, March 22nd – Departure or steering group meetings




Steering group meeting

– Common transnational objectives: discussion on common ground (gender, school dropout, trust in school and future, game-based learning,…)

– Common transnational output: legal and usage guidelines

– Assessment plan: final decision


Assessment workshop on MSC results on gamification trainings – selection TOP story


Lunch break


Planning the next project meeting in Sweden/online meetings. Lead: Sweden

Assessment of our transnational project: MSC exercise


Afterwork drinks