Each year, the College of Europe Bruges campus students participate in a study trip to Flanders Fields.
This year, the day started with an EG Inaugural Conference with Pieter LAGROU, Professor of contemporary history at l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, entitled "In Flanders Fields Poppies blow. Making sense of the Great War a century onwards." Now available on Youtube.
The day continued with a trip to visit Flanders Fields. The students visited three crucial places of the Great War memorial: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Hill 60, and Bayernwald. With guided tours of these places, they learned about what happened in this area during the Great War. The College gives particular importance to this trip as it is an excellent way to remember the essential role of the post-first and second world war Peace project, which led to the creation of the European Union.
The day ended in Ypres, where the students attended the Last Post ceremony under the Menin Gate. Four students lay down a wreath to pay tribute to the victims of the Great War. The Last Post ceremony is a ceremony that happens every evening in Ypres to remember all the victims of the Great war.