World Fair Trade Day 2022

On 10 May, in the context of World Fair Trade Day, the International Office of Hasselt University approached the topic of home delivery services from different angles during the debate:


The schedule of the debate was the following:

17h30 – 18h00Arrival attendees
Coffee, tea, and pastries
18h00 – 18h30Word of welcome by Jo Diris - volunteer Oxfam-Wereldwinkel Hasselt
Introductory lecture by Herman Loos
18h30 – 19h30Debate
“Home Delivery Services: Curse, Blessing, or Neither?”


  • Herman Loos – Sociologist & Author of “Homo Deliveroo”
  • Prof. dr. Piet Pauwels – Dean Faculty of Business Economics UHasselt
  • Kelli van der Waals – Journalist “Vrij Nederland” & “de Volkskrant”
  • Isabelle Vanwalleghem – Doctoral Law Student at UHasselt
  • Tom Peeters – Deputy Federal Secretary Road Transport and Logistics BTB-ABVV
  • Sebastiaan Kennes - Representative ACV-CSC United Freelancers
  • Rob Reculé - Co-founder of

Moderation by:

  • John Vandaele - MO* Magazine
19h30 – 20h00Q&A session
20h00 – 21h00Reception with drinks and vegetarian sandwiches

The detailed programme can be found here:

For whom: students, staff, & other interested parties

Where: Hasselt University, Campus Hasselt, Auditorium 1 – Louis Verhaegen, Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt

Language: English

Thank you to all participants and attendees for making this year's debate such a success.

Debate funded by VLIR-UOS – Global Minds Programme