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EFeCT Congress 2020 (May 13th, 14th and 15th 2020)

Connection and correction…

A needed  interplay in working with disruptive behaviour

County hall Leuven, Belgium


The EFeCT-congress for professionals in education and youth care, will focus this year on:

  • climate in the classroom,
  • neurological base for disruptive behaviour,
  • conflict communication,
  • involving parents,
  • life and learning-climate,
  • relation educator/caregiver/ teacher-child …

Host city

Leuven as a host city is well chosen for this 11th edition ( The city is a strong brand if it comes to cooperation and connection between education and care. Youngsters at the risk of losing connection are supported in a network of all partners in the city. Conflict becomes a chance for growth and moments for encountering. Crafting an inspiring life- and learning-climate will be the red thread through the congress.


If you like to be a part of these connecting days, point out Wednesday 13th of May, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th of May 2020 in your agenda. We’d love to meet you at the county Hall of Leuven, Belgium.

A little tip of the veil ...

You may expect:

Peer van der Helm – He is into (inter)national research since 2007 on the quality of life-climate of children and adults in different forms of care, such as forensic youth facilities, closed facilities and forensic psychiatric facilities. He took a great part in the development of the Good live model. His book Life climate was published in November 2019.

Andries Verpraet – He is child and youth psychiatrist on trauma-related pathologies. He operates with the newest technology on measuring brain areas, the brain gets trained and addressed on strengthening its integration level and the ability to self regulate.

Bruno Vanobbergen – He is a pedagogue and managing director of the Flemisch Agency: Growing up, he is also well known as the former children's rights commissioner of Flanders.

Contact the conference committee:

Benny Leesen
+32 497 89 05 02

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