Happy New Year

All the best for 2012 to all Eisenhower Fellows, in Europe and beyond. May this be a year of many contacts amongst us all, with as many as possible recorded here!


6 decades of Belgium/EU Fellows celebrate EF Day in style

EU/Belgium Eisenhower Fellows

The Fellows and their guests celebrate EF Day 2011 at the Royal Flemish Theatre

The Belgium/EU alumni fellows celebrated EF day 2011 at the theatre. Jan Goossens (MNP 2009) and Director of the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) invited Fellows and their guests to attend the premiere of “A Louer”, a piece of contemporary dance theatre produced by his theatre in association with the Peeping Tom Company. After the show, the Fellows enjoyed a reception in the theatre building, where they heard from Valére Moutarlier (EU, MNP 06) and Robert Faucher, Deputy Head of Mission at the US Embassy, as well as a welcome from Jan Goossens. It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other, and was clearly appreciated by the Fellows – there were several requests to meet more often, with Micheline Jonckheere (MNP 96) offering a musical invitation for the Spring.

Opening speeches:


Welcome from Jan Goossens


For more photos of the event, see our Flickr photoset.


The following Fellows were present:

Philippe De Buck (Belgium, MNP 86)

Jan Goossens (Belgium, MNP 09)

Dirk Heremans (Belgium, MNP 80)

Micheline Jonckheere (Belgium, MNP 96)

Michel Tondeur (Belgium, MNP72)

Marc Van Der Stichele (Belgium, MNP 66)

Michael Voordeckers (Belgium, MNP 10)

Fabio Colasanti (EU, MNP 92)

Antonia Mochan (EU, MNP08)

Valere Moutarlier (EU, MNP06)

Herbert Ungerer (EU, MNP 84)

Message for Eisenhower Day of Fellowship from Gen. Colin Powell

As we approach the Eisenhower Day of Fellowship on 14 October, we have received the following message from the Chairman of the fellowship, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

Since we instituted the Eisenhower Day of Fellowship in 2008, hundreds of Fellows around the world have gathered annually to renew their commitment to Dwight Eisenhower’s vision of a world where cooperation replaces confrontation and understanding replaces ignorance. The expression of their commitment takes many forms, ranging from a nationwide high school essay contest in Sri Lanka to a regional conference in Indonesia to the launch of the Eisenhower Alumni Association of Saudi Arabia.

I view these annual events as the first step of a strategy to provide our alumni with a varied menu of rewarding opportunities to work together in order to better the world around them. This year, Eisenhower Fellowships took the second step at the annual Alumni Advisory Council meeting in Istanbul. The Council decided to reconstitute itself as a self-directed Alumni Council that will deepen its institutional structure in order to undertake together consequential actions in a range of areas.

Let me extend my congratulations to all the Fellows who organize and participate in the worldwide events that mark this year’s Eisenhower Day of Fellowship. I strongly encourage all of you to make being an Eisenhower Fellow a lifelong identity.

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

Here at the EF Europe website, we’d love to hear about what you are doing to mark it. It’s also the birthday of one of our EF Europe Alumni, Irina Anghel (MNP 08, Romania) so we wish her a happy EF birthday!

Hungarian fellows talk sustainability for EF Day

To mark the Eisenhower Day of Fellowship on 14 October 2011, the Hunagarian fellows have organised a conference entitled “Sustainable Future for Hungary” to be held at Obuda University. The first part of the day will be in English and webcast for those that are interested. The agenda for the event promises very interesting discussion on a topic of real importance.

Belgium/EU Fellows announce their event for Eisenhower Day of Fellowship

To mark the Eisenhower Day of Fellowship, the Belgium/EU Association has today announced a special gathering on 15 October 2011 to watch the play “A Louer” at the KVS, the Royal Flemish Theatre, run by Jan Goossens (MNP 2009, Belgium). The play follows a number of tenants within an apartment building. The show will be followed by a reception for Fellows and their guests. Any other fellows who will be in Brussels on 15 October are encouraged to contact the Belgium/EU fellows via the contact form page to register their interest.