Welcome to the SIETAR Europa Congress 2019!

Once again we are happy to invite you to the biannual SIETAR Europa Congress.

After the success of Dublin, we welcome you to the SIETAR Europa Congress 2019 to be held in Leuven, Belgium
from the 27th of May to the 2nd of June 2019!

The key dates of the congress are the following:

Pre-congress Workshops from the 27th to the 29th of May 2019

Congress Welcome Reception on the 29th of May 2019

Official Congress Days from the 30th of May to the 1st of June 2019

General Assembly on the 30th of May 2019

Gala Dinner on the 31st of May 2019

Post-congress Workshops on the 2nd of June 2019

Congress venue:

KU Leuven | ON2
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven, Belgium
Building number: 402-18

You are wondering how to reach the venue?
Check out the following link which provides information on accessibility and parking options.
Impressions of the area can be found as well! → Access Guide to KU Leuven | ON2


Every SIETAR Europa congress is build around so-called themes and tracks. This year’s congress theme is “Building Dialogues on Diversity – Towards a Future of Hope”.

The congress tracks comprise of:

Track 1: Business & Organizational Challenges – Leadership practices in turbulent times

Track 2: Socio-political Concerns – Promoting unity in diverse societies

Track 3: Migration – Building strength out of opportunities and challenges

Track 4: Education and Intercultural Professions – Recent research and other critical developments

Track 5: Academic Track

Track 6: Film Festival

Make sure to check out the full set of details here. The pre- and post-congress workshops are also build around the themes of the congress tracks and information about them can be found here.

Joining the SIETAR Europa Congress in Leuven and would like to plan your trip?

The SIETAR Europa Congress is always an incredible intercultural gathering with great opportunities for learning from leading figures in the intercultural and related fields and exchanging views on key themes – as well as having fun and socialising with interculturalists from all over the world. This year’s event promises to be no exception!

Make sure to check out the plan your trip – page here and get to know more about the congress offerings and the congress venue.

The SIETAR Europa Congress 2019 programme is out:

Please download the .pdf document
with detailed schedule information here:




The Congress Booklet can be found here.

Stay updated with the official congress app by Whova!

Keynote Speakers

Congress Sponsors

Who makes our congress grand?


Meet our Gold sponsor:

How was the 2017 SIETAR Europa Congress?

My heart is full of gratitude and warmth for everyone I met and had such meaningful times with and to the presenters and volunteers who made our congress a delight, I cannot thank you enough!

— Lisa La Valle-Finan