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Who are we

We turn complex European issues into clear information for students, youngsters and adults, and strengthen people to participate in shaping their Europe, since 1956

Europe House Ryckevelde is a Belgian non-profit organisation, founded in 1956.


Making European issues accessible

A truly unified Europe can only exist with the support of the Europeans. Therefore it is important that people know how the EU functions, that they are able to form their own opinion about it and that they have the competences to participate at EU-level.

What we do

Europe House Ryckevelde uses interactive methodologies to make people experience how the EU functions. It creates and runs workshops, role-plays and simulation exercises about the EU and about European current issues like the migration crisis and the Brexit. The organization makes use of the close contact with students, young people and adults to also create interactive tools and educational material about the EU.

Since 1956

The organisation was founded as a ‘Centre of Europe’ by Karel Verleye in 1956. As a pioneer of the European cooperation, he was also co-founder of the College of Europe in Bruges in 1949.


Meet the team