What is the position of science in relation to activism/commitment and vice versa?


In the morning of 17 october 2019 at ULB in Brussels, BEES organises a projection/debate on the theme of citizen engagement and science.


Here is the provisional programme for this morning:

09h00 - 09h15  : Introduction: Jean-Pascal Van Yperseel (IPCC) (tbc) & Hilde Eggermont (IPBES) (tbc)

Setting the context for contemporary challenges (climate & biodiversity), reminder of the urgency and importance of citizen engagement.

09h15 - 09h30 : Introduction to the documentary, the Battle of Black Water, Benjamin Hennot

09h30 - 10h45 : Documentary screening, the Battle of Black Water. (73')

10h45 - 11h15 : Interruption

11:15 - 11:30 : Action/civil disobedience/.... Extinction rebellion, act for climate justice, ...

11:30 - 13:00 : Debate and role-playing. Animation Ewoud Vandepitte

13h00 - 14h00 : Lunch / Exchanges / Action(s)?


Don't hesitate to come and discuss with us in a friendly athmosphere ! Let's learn from eachother on how to tackle today's challenges regarding climate and biodiversity.


When ? 17 october 2019 from 9AM until 2 PM.

Where ? at ULB, auditoire Bourgeois, Brussels


See you soon,

The BEES Team


The Battle of Black Water - Background information :

La Bataille de l'Eau Noire. (

Belgium, 1978.
The Minister of Public Works is planning a huge dam in the Black Water Valley, upstream of the small town of Couvin.
But the inhabitants turned against the project and delivered a flamboyant guerrilla war...
A choral film that communicates the joy and strength of a popular movement that is exemplary in every respect.


BA LBDLN ST NL from yc aligator film on Vimeo.