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Programme ENLIGHT Kick-off week (1-5 March 2021): register now!


Not registered yet? You can register during the whole kick-off week. Or subscribe to our Youtube channel to watch the live-streams. Stay updated about the programme via #ENLIGHTkickoff.

From 1 until 5 March the ENLIGHT European University organizes its official kick-off week. During the kick-off week ENLIGHT offers a fully online programme, comprising work sessions, public lecture sessions on the ENLIGHT focus areas and evening events, each hosted by one of the nine ENLIGHT partners. Join one of our virtual coffee breaks and meet one of your fellow ENLIGHT colleagues, get to know more about ENLIGHT projects in our showcase sessions and post your ideas on one of the message boards!  

The kick-off week brings together academics, experts and students of all ENLIGHT universities, as well as renowned external speakers from various fields. Our keynote speakers are:

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Mariya Gabriel Herman Van Rompuy Monika Froehler Veronica Manfredi Irina Bokova

Browse through the full programme and register now! Follow us via #ENLIGHTkickoff 

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How to register?


Monday March 1st

17h30 - 18h30 CET Opening Session

Presentation: Greet Samyn

Première of the ENLIGHT Corporate video


  • Rik Van de Walle, rector Ghent University, Chair of the ENLIGHT Governing Board​
  • Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth​
  • Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus European Council, Minister of State, member of the ENLIGHT External Advisory Board
  • Cameron Keighron, National University of Ireland, Galway, President of the ENLIGHT Student Board​

Formal opening moment


Tuesday March 2nd
Wednesday March 3rd
Thursday March 4th
Friday March 5th
From Monday to Friday: Virtual Coffee Breaks 


How to register? 

Registration to attend the ENLIGHT Kick-off week is free but mandatory. You can browse through the programme and select to register for the individual sessions via



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