Welcome to Centre Placet, an international house for UCLouvain students from partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation
Following the new sanitary measures that were decreed by the Belgian federal government and UCLouvain against COVID-19, our activities are adapted within the Centre. From Monday 19 October 2020, the rental of the main hall is temporarily suspended. The members of the staff team will divide its time between teleworking and face-to-face work and will no longer receive anyone without an appointment. Thank you for your understanding and take care of yourself 😘

Épicerie solidaire - Vents du Sud

In February 2015, Centre Placet ASBL is developing a new social grocery project in Louvain-la-Neuve offering food aid and workshops to raise awareness about healthy and balanced nutrition in a friendly reception area, “Les Vents du Sud”.


Advertising in French from the social grocery

 

Centre Placet, the UCLouvain Student Support Service, the City of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, the Belgian Red Cross and Apides are partners in the project.

The solidarity grocery shop of Les Vents du Sud is moving from Place de l’Hocaille to Rue des Bruyères 12, still in Louvain-la-Neuve.

The grocery shop will be open on Mondays from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm and on Thursdays from 11 am to 4 pm. Following the COVID-19, a few measures will apply: going to the shop by appointment with the wearing of a mask is compulsory. Appointments can be made by telephone during opening hours

Téléphone : +32 492 / 90 29 30

 

You can consult the press kit, in French, of the social grocery shop at the inauguration by cliquant ici



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 and the Centre Placet has made its Grande salle available: distribution takes place every first Thursday of the month. Different types of products are offered, including European surpluses (basic food products), products from the Belgian Food Bank (usually surpluses and donations), food collected by the students of the kot à projet Alimentakot, as well as fresh products

Under certain conditions, for inhabitants of the municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve who benefit from the Integration Social Income (RIS) and for students from a developing country whose income is equal to or lower than the RIS.

News
Headquarter
Place de l'Hocaille, 1
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tel : +32 (0)10/47 46 92
info@placet.be
Offices
Rue des Sports, 2
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tel : +32 (0)10/47 46 92
info@placet.be
Grand Hall of Placet
Rue des Sports, 6 (close to the offices)
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Tel : +32 (0)10/47 91 99
salle@placet.be