In our ideal world, all citizens contribute to shaping Europe, based on a reasoned and balanced opinion. That is why Europe House Ryckevelde translates difficult European themes into tailor-made INFORMATION for students, youngsters and adults, and encourages people to PARTICIPATION through campaigns and projects.
Making European issues accessible
A truly unified Europe can only exist with the support of the Europeans. Therefore it is important that people know how the EU functions, that they are able to construct their own opinion about it and that they have the competences to participate at EU-level.
What we do
Europe House Ryckevelde resizes complex European issues to a human scale: workshops, role-plays and simulation exercises give insight in the functioning of the EU. The organization takes advantage of the close contact with students, young people and adults to also develop interactive material about the EU for Europeans from 10 to 100 years.
Embedded in the socio-cultural adult sector in Flanders, Belgium, the organization runs campaigns and various European projects. Schools and organizations in adult education may also appeal to Europe House Ryckevelde for information and support for their international projects.
The organisation was founded as a ‘Centre of Europe’ by Karel Verleye in 1956. As a pioneer of the European cooperation, he was also co-founder of the College of Europe in Bruges in 1949.