17 Oct 2012

Opening Ceremony, Bruges Campus

14:30
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Concertgebouw
't Zand 34
8000 Brugge
Belgium

The opening ceremony of the sixty-third academic year of the College of Europe, Bruges campus, took place in the Concert Hall ('t Zand, Bruges) on Wednesday 17 October 2012 at 2.30 p.m. Mrs Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT, Prime Minister of Denmark, delivered the opening address to the students of the Václav Havel promotion, professors, staff and invited guests of the College of Europe.

Rector Paul Demaret presented "The College of Europe in 2012-2013" and recalled Václav Havel, Patron of the promotion 2012-2013.

Speech by Paul DEMARET, Rector of the College of Europe, given in Bruges on the occasion of the opening ceremonies of the academic year 2012-2013, respectively in Bruges, on 17 October 2012, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mrs Helle Thorning–Schmidt and in Natolin (Warsaw), on 29 October 2012, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Mr Vladimir Filat. 

Speech by Mrs Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT, Prime Minister of Denmark

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