Stakeholder Engagement Panel – The future of the SEP

11 MAY 2023, 15:00-19:00, VLIR – Ravensteingallery 27, 1000 Brussels


The five Flemish universities aim to facilitate at least twice a year a thematic exchange between the broad Belgian labour market and academia.

Our objective: closing the gap between PhD talent on the one hand and companies and organisations that wish to capitalise on the added value of the PhD degree on the other hand – through inspiring discussions as well as concrete actions.

Three years in, we want to gear down and focus on the core of our existence to be able to run the SEP in a sustainable and effective way in years to come.  Therefore, on 11 May we will be listening to you! Expect a workshop to exchange on how we – together – want to shape the Stakeholder Engagement Panel, and connect PhD talent with the world of work beyond academia.

What are you getting out of it? Future meetings tailored to your needs when it comes to engagement with the five Flemish universities regarding PhD talent and networking with like-minded representatives.

Please bring a friend! The bigger the network, the more diverse and better the exchange with others.



15:00 Welcome/  What happened after the previous meeting?

15:15 Workshops – the future of the SEP 

18:00 Networking with snacks 

The meeting/ the workshop will be held in Dutch or English, depending on the participants.

Why participating as a company/organization (representative)?

  • To meet and exchange with other organizations
  • To help shaping the future of the SEP – to have future meetings and exchanges in a tailored way
  • To help the universities understand your needs

Why participating as a PhD/postdoc (representative)?

  • To meet and exchange with other PhDs and postdocs to reflect on the future of the SEP
  • To shape future meetings to come closest to your needs as PhDs and postdocs
  • To meet and exchange with companies and organizations

How to sign up?

Please confirm your participation via this link

Please do not hesitate to send us your thoughts and/or questions.

Katrien Daemen-de Gelder (UGent) & Nicole Wedell-von Leupoldt (KU Leuven) on behalf of the 5 Flemish universities.