GG&T Summer School

GG&T Summer School

Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action


We would like to invite you to join us for the second Maurice Strong Reflections Evening. It reflects the half century vision of Maurice Strong – one of the great pioneers of the sustainable development movement, Secretary General of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and Patron of the Strong University Network (SUN).

It is held as the highlight event of the 5-days Summer School on Green Growth & Travelism, taking place at Hasselt University along with the National Park Hoge Kempen and

The evening will take the form of a “TED” / “Ashoka” style series of “10 minute” stories from internationally recognized experts followed by interactive participation with the audience. This will focus on sustainable nature, culture, biodiversity and their link with the powerful Travel and Tourism Sector - against the backdrop of the changing climate, booming population, unstable economy and inadequate social inclusion.

It will be held in the amazing art studio of Golden Nica Award winner Koen Vanmechelen amongst his lifetime work linking art, biodiversity and connectivity.


  • Felix Dodds  - The 2015 Agenda 
  • Harold Goodwin - Responsible Travelism
  • Jurek Kasperowicz - New Energy Solution for Africa
  • Pankaj Pradhananga  - Safe & Captivating Nepal
  • Valere Tjolle  - Community Tourism – the case of Romagna
  • Dinner in the amazing “Atellier Koen Vanmechelen”

Practical Info

Wednesday August 26th | 19.00 - 22.00h
Location: OPUNDI Koen Vanmechelen, Armand Hertzstraat 35, 3500 Hasselt
Participation in the event is free. Please register before 24 August 2015 by sending an e-mail to: