The Euregio Studentseminar aims to bring together a select group of students to exchange ideas revolving around current social topics at play in the European Union, in particular in it’s border regions, the Euregio’s.

Euregio Studentseminar

This year, eight different schools are taking part in the Euregio Studentseminar. These eight schools select a total of 120 students to participate in the seminar. These students join each other during a two day event and participate in a carefully constructed inspiring program. The seminar takes place on Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th of February 2018, and the location of the seminar is spread across multiple venues. 

Theme and workshops

The theme for the Studentseminar 2018 is 'Climate, watermanagement and technology'. This theme will be discussed from three different perspectives, supported by Waterschap Vechtstromen, KNMI and faculties from the University of Twente. During the seminar, several lectures will be given by politicians, scientists and enthusiastic teachers. Interesting workshops will take place, as well as challenging assignments and debates. The three theme's that will return in the workshops and debates are as follows:

  1. Water Resources & Geo-information Technology
    By the faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
  2. International Water Policy & Governance 
    By the faculty of Behavioural Management Sciences (BMS) 
  3. Membrane Technology & Water Purification
    By the faculty of Science and Technology (TNW)

The multidisciplinary approach in the programme of the Studentseminar reflects the approach of the Twente Education Model (TOM) that is applied in the bachelor programmes of the University of Twente. Through project-based education, students at the UT learn to look at societal problems from different perspectives and how to sove the problems from different disciplines.

The main language during the Studentseminar is English, however the goal is not to speak perfect English but mainly to make yourself understandable for others. 

Global Programme

Day 1

Thursday, 15th of February 2018

Start of the day: Keynote lecture by prof. dr. Gerard van der Steenhoven
Gerard van der Steenhoven
Director general of KNMI
Afternoon: Introduction to the assignment by prof. dr. Stefan Kuks
Stefan Kuks
Chair of Water board Vechtstromen

The programme of the rest of the day will be announced soon.

Day 2

Friday, 16th of February 2018

10:00-10:30: Arrival with coffee and tea

10:30 - 11:15: Welcome and keynote lecture

Welcome by dr. Pieter Boerman
Pieter Boerman
Director of Pre-U, Pre-university of the University of Twente
Keynote lecture by UT researcher Lara Wöhler
Lara Wöhler
PhD Candidate at University of Twente

Lara Wöhler will give a lecture on the modelling of the Grey Water Footprint: how are medicine and other pharmaceutical waste impacting our drinking water?

11:15-11:30: Break

11:30-13:15: Expert Workshops. 
The students will be divided into three workshops., where they will gain expertise in one of the three domains: 

  • Water Resources & Geo-information Technology
  • International Water Policy & Governance
  • Membrane Technology & Water Purification

13:15-13:45: Lunchbreak

13:45-14:45: Exchanging expertise in groups
The groups will be filled with students from all three of the expert workshops

14:45-15:45: Preparation of the debate (contents and debating skills)
The students prepare for the debate with their original groups from the expert workshops

15:45-16:00: Coffee and tea

16:00-16:45: Debate between three representatives of each domain
The other students observe the debate and think about the final advice

16:45-17:00 Conclusion and discussion with Stefan Kuks from Waterschap Vechtstromen

Participating SChools

Assink Lyceum – Haaksbergen

The Assink Lyceum is a school that greatly values mutual respect. We value the ability for students to feel recognized and appreciated. We mentor the students on their path to emancipation in studies, work and life itself. We are involved in an ongoing pursuit of renovation and improvement related to the educational program, and strive streamline our program with the ever changing social sphere in mind.

Alexander Hegius Gymnasium

The Alexander Hegius Gymnasium focusses on offering an academic education. The school strives to prepare her students for a scientific educational program.

Gymnasium Georgianum - Vreden

As of today, Georgianum Vreden is host to aproximatly a thousant boys and girls, who are mentored by around 80 teachers and staff. Together, we are guided by the following points of vision:

  • We want to think and act on an European level.
  • We stand by the value of discovery in ones learning process, and make sure to involve regular experimentation, especially in the scientific field, as a way of teaching.
  • We strive to increase the strengths, gifts and talents of every student.
Scholengemeenschap Marianum - Oost Gelre

The strength of Marianum lies in the fact that we have an educational program for every student. We guide our students the best we can, on both an academic  as well as a personal level. We offer students a fitting educational program that serves as a strong foundation for the future.


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The project Euregio Studentseminar is made possible by the efforts of the INTERREG V A-Programma Deutschland-Nederland and co-funded by the European Union (EU). Also contributed by Province of Overijssel and Lions Clubs Nord-West Munsterland, Hamaland, Haaksbergen.