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 president of members of this team participate on the General Assembly of Centre Placet asbl. They are the spokespersons, within these two bodies, of the students living at Centre Placet. The ARP committee collaborates with Centre Placet team on activities for Placet residents. It has multiple roles of information, mobilisation for participation in activities, advocacy and awareness for the well-being of residents, and organisation of activities. These activities respond to the expectations and needs of the 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, Responsible of the Coordination : Christian Chiza (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Responsible of the Sports Commission : Yves Nyague (Cameroon)
Responsible of the Social Commission : Adelaide Niyakire (Burundi)
Responsible of the Cultural Commission : Dieudonné Dieuverson (Haïti)
According to article 4 of its status, ARP pursues the following aims
1) To develop harmonious and cordial relations between the residents of the Centre Placet in order to improve community life;
2) To defend the moral, social and material interests of the residents of Centre Placet with Centre Placet asbl and the competent authorities of the Catholic University of Louvain or other associated institutions;
3) To organise social and cultural activities on the site of Louvain-la-Neuve, with a view to enhancing the foreign presence there, and to maintain, by this means, friendly relations with other persons and/or structures pursuing the same goals or interests;
4) To ensure an effective participation of the residents of Placet in the management, as well as in the realisation of the objectives of the asbl Centre Placet, and to promote a permanent relationship, through its delegates, with the other partners within the bodies and structures of the asbl.
Participating in the realisation of the objectives of Centre Placet is a major objective in the policy of the ARP and the authorities of UCLouvain. Once the front-line reception has been completed, the Placetian is invited to maintain good relations with the other residents and to participate in the activities organised by the ARP and Centre Placet. In this way, he/she contributes to the fulfilment of its primary vocation as an international hostel resident. The objectives of the two structures are complementary: the ARP is a spin-off structure of Centre Placet.