Circular economy 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 2023, from 19/06 to 30/06/2023.


This is a 10-day programme which offers participants a unique opportunity to explore the Circular economy 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 circular economy of today and tomorrow.

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 students (from different nationalities), based on the skills and knowledges acquired during the lectures & field visits, students will work together with the objective of making recommendations to/for a chosen company in the fields of Sustainability and circular economy. Further information will follow.

Develop technical skills

  • Understand the global and sustainable challenges at stake in an industry that covers many aspects of a business (Marketing & Sales, Finance, Law, Logistics, production, social responsibility, etc).
  • 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
  • etc.



Further information will folllow in September 2022.


    Registrations will open in September 2022.


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


    For further information, please contact Mr Frédéric Simonis :