Sustainability challenges for small & medium companies (5 ECTS)


The following edition of this mot-to-be-missed programme will take place in Brussels, heart of Europe, in June 2024, from Monday 17/06 to Saturday 29/06/2024.


This is a 10-day programme which offers participants a unique opportunity to explore the Sustainability challenges at stake for SME’s for today and tomorrow.


It is intended for international students willing to boost their business skills, enhance their knowledge of this strategic issue and help them to gain a better understanding of the challenges in Sustainability.

Programme at a glance

The programme combines:

  • lectures/testimonies led by professionals,  
  • individual and group assignment,  
  • study and company visits,
  • social/cultural activities/visits

Pedagogical challenges & assignments

Participants will receive 5 credits (ECTS) upon successful completion of the programme.
  • INDIVIDUAL POSTER SESSION: Participants will be invited to prepare and present a « poster » showing a selected brewing company (from own country of origin or studies) and its sustainable activities/developments focusing on circular economy.  Further information will follow.
  • GROUP CHALLENGE: By groups of 4-5 students (from different nationalities), based on the skills and knowledges acquired during the lectures & field visits, students will work together with the objective of developing a sustainable strategy for a chosen company. Further information will follow.

Develop technical skills

  • Understand the global and sustainable challenges for SME's for today and tomorrow.
  • Learn how to work in team on making recommendations to/for a chosen company on how to improve its sustainable activities.

Develop soft skills

  • Problem-solving
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Cooperation
  • Creativity
  • Decision-making capacity
  • Networking
  • Communication

Work in an international environment 

  • Work in international teams with students from different institutions over the world 
  • Develop a better intercultural understanding 
  • Practice your English 

Have fun

  • Teambuilding activities
  • Social activities
  • Company visits, workshops
  • etc.



1500€ including:

  • accommodation (12 nights) in a hostel Jacque Brel located in the city center of Brussels
  • the meals foreseen in the programme (extra meals at your own expense)
  • transports foreseen in the programme, including a free pass for 8 days to use the public transport network in Brussels (operated by the STIB company)
  • the activities (entrance, fees, etc) foreseen in the programme

The fee does not include:

  • the transportation costs from your home to EPHEC and return
  • extra expenses (drinks, meals, gifts, etc)


Registrations are open until April 15th, 2024. They will be handled on a "first come, first served" basis. Please proceed to a bank transfer of 300€ to confirm your registration.

Bank account name: EPHEC asbl
Bank name: Fortis banque
IBAN: 37 2100 89664428
Communication: Name and institution.

Click here to register


Accommodation at the Jacques Brel Youth Hostel in Brussels is included in the price.


For further information, please contact Mr Frédéric Simonis :