Centre Placet ASBL - Rue des Sports 2, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

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Social Grocery - Vents du Sud

In February 2015, the Centre Placet developed a new social grocery project in Louvain-la-Neuve. This grocery shop offers food aid and workshops to raise awareness of healthy and balanced eating in a friendly reception area, "Les Vents du Sud".

The Centre Placet, the UCLouvain Student Support Service, the town of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, the Belgian Red Cross and Apides are partners in the project. The Vents du Sud grocery shop is now located at Rue des Bruyères 12 in Louvain-la-Neuve.

The shop is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 PM to 5.30 PM.

Mobile phone : 0492 / 90 29 30

Social security information for international students

The aim of this session is to inform international students about the functioning of the social security and social services partners in Belgium. The session draws the attention of the participants to the interest, for any foreign student living in Belgium, to be covered by a health care insurance called “mutuelle”. The insurance covers part of the medical, pharmaceutical and hospitalisation costs, which are often very expensive in Belgium.

Distribution of food packages

Since 2020, the Entraide de Blocry association has been in charge of organising the distribution of food parcels.