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Invitation to evening debate | BOZAR | 15 October 2013

The Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs kindly invites you to the debate 'Trauma and Transformation: the Role of UNRWA for Palestine Refugees' and the opening of the photo exhibitions 'UNRWA and the Blue Balloon' and 'UNRWA photography competition 2012'.

The evening will be officially opened by Mr. Kris Peeters, Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Mr. Filippo Grandi.

Testimonials by Róża Smolińska, former UNRWA trainee (Flanders Trainee Programme), Brigitte Herremans (Broederlijk Delen and Pax Christi), Pieter Stockmans and Majd Khalifeh (journalists), Louise Haxthausen (UNESCO) and Matthias Burchard (UNRWA Brussels) will provide new insights on the role of UNRWA in the region.

The evening will be closed with a reception offered by the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs.


Trauma and Transformation: the Role of UNRWA for Palestine Refugees
Tuesday 15 October 2013
18h15 @ BOZAR, Brussels

Entrance: Baron Hortastraat 11, 1000 Brussels

Please confirm your presence before 7 October - note that places are limited

Access to BOZAR


  • 18h30 : Opening of the exhibition by Minister-President Kris Peeters and Commissioner-General UNRWA Filippo Grandi
  • 19h00 : Testimony by Róża Smolińska, former UNRWA trainee (Flanders Trainee Programme)
  • 19h10 : Panel debate on 'Trauma and Transformation' with
    • Brigitte Herremans (Broederlijk Delen and Pax Christi)
    • Pieter Stockmans (journalist)
    • Majd Khalifeh (journalist)
    • Louise Haxthausen (UNESCO)
    • Matthias Burchard (Brussels office UNRWA)
  • 19h55 : Questions from the audience
  • 20h10 : Reception

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