Team Sociating
by on October 30, 2019

Francophone student association leaders marched outside the Wallonia-Brussels Union building in Brussels on Tuesday morning to demand free tuition.

The annual cost of the tuition varies from € 8,000 to € 12,000, according to the students. This investment is not affordable to everyone and therefore makes higher education unavailable.

Though, the student association brings to mind that the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, embraced by the United Nations in 1966, states that "higher education shall be made equally accessible to all by all effective means, on the justification of capacity, and in particular by the gradual introduction of free education".

The campaign against student instability is the student association (FEF) long-term challenge. Refinancing has been announced by the current Walloon government but the group is not happy with commitments.

To order to make a case to the government, the group set up a "student checkpoint." The students also declared that the government lacks sustainable policy.

About Fédération Etudiants Francophones (FEF)
The French-speaking student federation in Belgium is a project and ideas as well. The FEF engages in discussions and advocates for ideas. A concept that's central? HE's democratisation. This definition includes free entry, student engagement in their choices, adequate public funding, focus on pedagogy and teaching performance in HE. The FEF supports local unions for students and wants to be a place of debate to build a unit, a sort of pluralist Students Parliament. The FEF is creating a political force ratio to enact the proposals it supports, acting as an individual with complete shares in the democratic game. It's a solidarity choice. The FEF is a tool and a place of coordination for the service of mobilization of students; it helps its members in terms of training and information, organization, technical skills and will provide practical assistance to students in legal difficulties as part of their studies. Students are doing all this!
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