1. Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

4th meeting of the France - Benelux chapter of PRME


4th meeting of the France - Benelux chapter of PRME

Young people as a force for change

30-31 January 2020

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Brussels

Today, the youth is taking the streets to ask for climate action. Social impact takes over career as a source of motivation for millennials and Gen-Z. Globalisation and technological change mean a more uncertain world than ever. Times change. Business schools need to change too. What role are our graduates taking in shaping the future ? How do we prepare them to navigate the increasingly complex environments they will be facing and have a positive impact on their organisations?  

The youth, their aspirations, their energy, their actions, their educational needs, will be the focus of our 4th PRME Benelux France chapter meeting.
The meeting will also be the opportunity to continue to exchange on our experiences to transform education, research and operations at our respective schools and discuss chapter-specific and network-wide developments and projects.

Target audience

Academics, staff members, students interested in promoting sustainable development in education, research and operations in higher education in general, and business schools in particular.

Programme highlights

Keynote Address by Annick Van Rossem: “Generations, Workplace Behaviour and Stereotypes: Is Gen Z different?”
Young Leaders of Tomorrow: A panel with Inspiring Young Graduates
Impact Entrepreneurship Incubators on Campus
Visit and dinner at BIGH, a circular economy mushroom and aquaponics farm
… and participants-contributed sessions to discuss best practices and chapter-wide projects 


Key dates

  • Dec 15, 2019: Deadline for proposed contributions
  • Dec 20, 2019: Final program posted online
  • Jan 20, 2020: Registrations are closed
  • Jan 29, 2020: Informal get-together and dinner at a local restaurant for those already present
  • Jan 30, 2020: Meeting starts at 10:30 am
  • Jan 31, 2020: Meeting ends after lunch


Submissions in all areas of activities (education, research, operations and outreach) of the PRME chapter are welcome. Submissions relevant to the conference theme are particularly encouraged. Registrations are now closed!


The event is organised on a budget-neutral basis. There is a 50 EUR fee per day and an additional 50 EUR fee for the visit and dinner on Jan 30.
Participants are invited to book their own travel and accommodations.

Recommended hotels:

The following hotels provide easy access to campus:

How to come to campus?

The conference will take place in the R42 building of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (42 av. FD Roosevelt, B-1050 Brussels). The campus is located about 30-40 minutes from Brussels Midi station by public transportation. There are frequent train connections from the airport (preferred destination: Etterbeek train station which is 15 minutes by foot from campus. Brussels Central is an alternative).

Access details here 

More information on how to reach the Solbosch campus here.

Updated on January 24, 2020