Kortrijk | 5 & 6 September 2024 | Free

For the first time, the Living Summer School will be hosting a conference in parallel to its yearly summer school program. This will bring together European educators & youth workers from the margins of academia to share knowledge, insights and experiences in informal education in all fields of study.

Academia is slowly becoming less accessible to the outside world, and the spaces and practices of knowledge creation and sharing are rapidly changing. Different formats are emerging, mixing education, experimentation and practice across professions and geographies.

From seasonal schools to residencies, hackathons, laboratories, floating universities, construction camps etc. different modes of bringing knowledge sharing to the real world are being explored. Temporary and long lasting initiatives are redefining what it means to be a student and a teacher, and where the class room is in the first place.

05 sept. 2024

- 3 Panel Sessions: 9 am to 5 pm
(These sessions are for all panel authors who have been invited to join the sessions, and guests who have registered in advance)

- Public Forum: 5 pm to 7 pm
(free and open to the public)

- Drinks and Networking: 7 pm to 12 am

06 sept. 2024

- Workshop: 10 am to 15 pm
(For panellists and registered guests)

Join the Public Forum!
5 pm to 7 pm

The public forum will be an important moment to meet a wide range of people interested and envolved in informal education in Flanders and across Europe. We will be presenting the main takeaways from the day-long panel sessions, and the ongoing activities of our students and local partners. We will open conversations relevant to participants, and end on a party to continue exchanging ideas in an informal context. 

For more information about this year’s summer school see here.

Save the date for the Living Conference 2024—an event where informal education takes centre stage, and meaningful connections are made. We can't wait to see you there!

Location: Bolwerk, Spinnerijstraat 105, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium


Full Scholarship

Informal education for Palestine.

The Living Summer School (LSS) stands against the ongoing, unjust and unlawful violence against Palestinians. We believe education is one of the most important means to build sustainable peace across all conflict areas in the world. As an Erasmus+ project, we welcome knowledge sharing between all European based communities, to support all types of education initiatives in vulnerable geographies.

As such, we are looking to involve a panellist with experience in informal education in Palestine, or within the Palestinian diaspora in Europe. The panellists will share insights on their experience, and can meet other European practitioners and researchers to expand their network and knowledge. 


In addition to the eligibility criteria mentioned above, the applicants are required to be involved in organising or participating in informal education initiatives in Palestine or within the European Palestinian diaspora. The panellists must be travelling from Europe. Unfortunately the summer school is not in a position to provide applicants with Visas to travel to Europe.

Costs & Expenses:

In addition to the financial aid that applies to all panellists, recipients of the scholarship will have full coverage of their transport fees, and one extra night in a hotel.


In addition to the calender for the general panel sessions, receipients of the scholarship are invited to join us in Kortrijk one day earlier to spend the day with us across the different sites.

Arrival in Kortrijk: 3 september 2024

Application Requirements:

In addition to all the specifications above, Scholarship recipients are requested to mention that they are applying for the scholarship in the application form. A short motivation letter is required of max. 250 is also requested.