The opening ceremony of the seventy-third academic year of the College of Europe takes place in the Concert Hall (‘t Zand, Bruges) on Monday, 24 October 2022 at 11.50 a.m.
Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the Administrative Council of the College of Europe, presides over the ceremony.
Mr Dirk DE FAUW, Mayor of the City of Bruges, welcomes the students in Bruges.
Mr Carl DECALUWE, Governor of the Province of West-Flanders, gives a welcome word.
Ms Federica MOGHERINI, Rector of the College of Europe, recalls David Sassoli, Patron of the Promotion 2022-2023.
Ms Ewa OSNIECKA-TAMECKA, Vice-Rector of the College of Europe, addresses the Bruges students of the David Sassoli Promotion.
Ms Roberta METSOLA, President of the European Parliament, delivers the opening address.
This is a closed event, by invitation only.