human development, social justice and sustainable social systems

Spring Academy 2020

postponed due to COVID-19

The two learning paths of the Caritas Europa Spring Academy 2020 postponed

This year’s Spring Academy was to take place between 30 March and 2 April in Ghent, Belgium. It was to bring together participants of the following two learning paths:

  • Grassroots Participation Learning Path (GPLP) – module 2
  • Advocacy Learning Path (ALP) – module 4

However, due to the Coronavirus, this event is postponed to 21-24 September 2020. More information will be communicated to participants soon.

Who can attend

The event is open for learning path participants only


The Academy takes place in:

Monasterium PoortAckere
Oude Houtlei 56
9000 Gent


Opening session on 30/3 at 17:00

  • Keynote by Prof. Dr. Dries Deweer on ‘Specificity and relevance of personalism in today’s societies’

Learning path programmes

Travel support

Caritas Europa covers travel expenses of participants from Caritas organisations eligible for funding covered by the CARES project: EU countries, Iceland, Norway, and Turkey. For participants from Caritas organisations not coverd by the CARES project, the Caritas Europa Travel Support (CETS) conditions apply.

Download here your expenses claim template


Registration for this event is on hold due to COVID-19


Ghent, Belgium


new date:
21 – 24

further information

Marc Somers
Institutional Development Director
+32 (0)2 235 26 57