• CONFERENCE on European and International Trends by HE Mr. Alexander Tokovinin, Ambassador of Russia to Belgium

     13 June 2019 at 18h30

          Conférence en Français

         contact: cercle.cidic@gmail.com




  • CONFERENCE by HE Mrs Riitta Resch, Ambassador of Finland to Belgium, at the occasion of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

       27 June 2019 at the Ophem Castle, at 18h30

           Conference in English

           For details: cercle.cidic@gmail.com






October 2019

for details (programme, participating conditions), contact: cercle.cidic@gmail.com








23-24 April 2019, DEAC Days in Bucharest, Romania

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CIDIC, following its concept of honoring the country hosting the presidency of the Council of the European Union, has organised its DEAC (Diplomatic, Economic, Academic & Cultural) days in Bucharest.

The delegation was welcome at the Belgian Embassy where H.E Mr. Thomas DEBAEKELANDT, the Belgian Ambassador in Bucharest and his wife offered a lovely walking dinner. On this occasion, following an idea of Prof . Jan CORNELIS and is determination to make it we had the thrilling pleasure to welcome a tenth of Romanian VUB Alumni, all of them occupying high positions in the local business world.

During the evening CIDIC together with the ambassador proceeded with the European Award ceremony in honour of :

– The Brisk Company which deserved the CIDIC European Award for its modern business approach offering the latest solutions by using a modern construction consultancy methodology.
– Mr. Matei Serban SANDU, visual artist specialized in painting and graphic arts deserving the CIDIC European Award for his extensive work that can be found in public collections in: Norway, France, Germany and in private collections from Romania, USA, Germany, Japan, France, Norway, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland.
– The Collibra Cy, a leading Data Governance Software company and a spin-off from the Laboratory for Semantic Technology and Applications Research (STARLab) at the VUB, which deserved the CIDIC European Award for the combination of its innovative software concept, its capacity to grow in a new software sector, its international embedding and the entrepreneurial spirit of its founders.

The ceremony was followed by a networking well appreciated in an euphoric atmosphere.

The day after, under the auspices of UNICA (Network of Universities of the Capitals of Europe) represented by its Secretary General Mrs Kris DEJONCKHEERE, with the help of our Academic Attaché Prof. Jan CORNELIS, a workshop took place at the University of Bucharest.

After the signature of a membership agreement between the UB Confucius Institute and BACES – Brussels Academy for China and European Studies Prof. Jan CORNELIS opened the various lectures on the subject of “University international policy challenges benefits and pitfalls”.

To follow, Mr. Marc VANHOSLSBEECK form the Wallonia-Brussels Federation entertained us with: “Open science policies in the European Research area, towards a new ecosystem of research production dissemination and evaluation?”

After a short break, various interventions from the Romanian side took places.

– The UB Rector himself, Prof. Mircea DUMITRU PhD talked about “Science, Truth, Democracy. A troubled marriage.”
– To follow, Assoc. Prof. Sorin COSTREIE UB Vice-Rector, talked about “Truth, Post-truth and nothing but the Truth”.
– To end the session Mr. Bogdan POPOVICI, Romanian Physicist entertained us about: “Opening Research to Education”.

Then a warm lunch organised on the spot in a friendly atmosphere gathered all the participants.
Once more CIDIC had the opportunity to show its ability to put people together for the sake of the diplomacy.


23-26 April 2018, DEAC Days in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Launch of the new Diplomatic World magazine  27 March 2017


Diner Diplomatique au Cercle Royal Gaulois  27 January 2017

New Year Wishes of the President   19 January 2017

Conference given by H.E. Mr Ray AZZOPARDI during the Maltese Presidency to the Council of the EU  2 February 2017


Diplomatic, Economic, Academic and Cultural Pre-mission to Malta, 5 to 9 December 2016

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Second Semester : DEA Days to Bratislava-Slovakia                 12&13 October 2016

Soirée de Gala en l’Honneur de la République de Slovaquie              28 October 2016

Cocktail de Rentrée                        29 Septembre 2016

Liège: Séance des Journées DEA  19 September 2016

Press Conference-Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU  7 September 2016

21 juillet 2016  – Fête Nationale

DEA Pre-Mission in Bratislava 12, 13 & 14 July 2016

Visite du Président Slovaque en Belgique  7 July 2016

Conférence donnée par S.E. M. Stanislav VALLO à l’occasion de la Présidence Slovaque du Conseil de l’UE  6 July 2016

Conférence Médicale: MITHRA     16 June 2016

Soirée de Gala en l’honneur du Royaume des Pays-Bas                   3 June 2016

Conférence sur le Terrorisme par M. André VANDOREN-Directeur OCAM  26 May 2016

Présidence du Conseil de l’UE, Premier semestre: Mission DEA aux Pays-Bas 10, 11 & 12 mai 2016

Déjeuner Triumvirat Européen      3 May 2016

Conférence donnée par S.E. Mme Maryem van den Heuvel à l’occasion de la Présidence néerlandaise du Conseil de l’UE     3 March 2016

DEA Pre-Mission to the Netherlands  16-18 February

Dîner en l’honneur des Chefs de Missions accrédités à Bruxelles       29 January 2016

TTIP Conference by Mr Kevin Verbelen, Policy Officer at the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs  26 January 2016


Soirée de Gala en l’honneur du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg  27 November 2015