Opening ceremony

Time: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 18h-19h

Location: Auditorium QA


  • Official opening of EPC2018 by Prof. dr. Zsolt Spéder, President of EAPS and Prof. dr. Patrick Deboosere, Chair of EPC2018
  • Welcome statement by Prof. dr. Caroline Pauwels, Rector of the VUB
  • Keynote: Dr. Pietro Bartolo, Medical Doctor Lampedusa - "Don't call them illegal immigrants"
  • Keynote: Prof. dr. Marie-Claire Foblets, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology & dr. Brian Campbell, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology - "Is the EU ready for the Demographic Turn?"

Marie-Claire Foblets is managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and director of the department of Law & Anthropology. She is also Professor of Law at the University of Louvain (KUL) and honorary Professor of Anthropology and of Law at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg.

Brian Campbell is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany. He has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork on migration and multiculturalism (convivencia) in the Spanish Enclave of Ceuta.

Zsolt Spéder President of EAPS
Patrick Deboosere VUB, Chair of EPC2018
Caroline Pauwels Rector VUB
Pietro Bartolo Keynote speaker
Marie-Claire Foblets Keynote speaker
Brian Campbell Keynote speaker