Presentation of the Placet Residents Association - ARP ("Association des Résidents du Placet" in French)
At the beginning of the academic year, a team of 4 students is elected by all Placet residents.
For a period of one year, the members of this team sit on the Board of Directors and the General Assembly of the Association. They are the students’ spokespersons within these two bodies. The ARP committee collaborates with the permanent staff team in activities for the residents of Placet. It plays multiple roles of informing, mobilizing for participation in activities, defending and raising awareness of the well-being of the residents and organizing activities in total autonomy. These activities meet the expectations and needs of residents. They include, for example, sports activities, excursions or trips, community and/or cultural celebrations.
Elected members of the ARP for the year 2021-2022
President, Coordinator : Jean-Claude Ntiburumunsi (Burundi)
In charge of the Sports commission : John Price Joachim Olsen (Haïti)
In charge of the Social Commission : Raïssa Kaja Yumba (Democratic Republic of Congo)
In charge of the Cultural Commission : Rina Vololoniaina Ralaidovy (Madagascar)
According to article 4 of its status, ARP pursues the following aims
1) To develop harmonious and cordial relations between the residents of Centre Placet with a view to a better community life ;
2) To defend the moral, social and material interests of Centre Placet residents before Centre Placet Asbl and the competent bodies of the University of Louvain or other associated institutions ;
3) To organize social and cultural activities on the Louvain-la-Neuve site, with a view to enhancing the value of the foreign presence and to maintain, through this means, friendly relations with other persons and/or structures pursuing the same goals or interests ;
4) To ensure effective participation of the residents of Placet in the management as well as in the achievement of the objectives of the Centre Placet Asbl and to promote a permanent relationship, through its delegates, with the other partners within the bodies and structures of the Association.
Participating in achieving the objectives of Centre Placet ASBL is a major objective in the policy of ARP and the UCLouvain authorities. Once the front-line reception is achieved, the students residing in Centre Placet are invited to maintain good relations with other residents and to participate in the activities organized by the ARP or by Centre Placet. In this way, it contributes to the realization of its primary vocation as an international hostel. The objectives of the two structures are complementary: the ARP is a derivative organization of Centre Placet ASBL.