Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

EU Environmental Policies & Law (POLLEN)


Certicifate of Achievement & Certificate of Attendance


The POLLEN Module is a fully recognized academic programme.


Upon successful completion of the Module, participants will be issued a Certificate of  Achievement  or a Certificate of Attendance.


The Certificate of Achievement qualifies for the accreditation of 5 credits (ECTS) and is aimed at enriching the training and professional experience of participants. These credits can then be transfered to other European universities using the ECTS system. We do, however, recommend that you check with your home institution before applying to our POLLEN - Module to be sure that the credits are transferable.




In order to be assessed, participants should attend all the courses. The assessment will be organized in three stages:


Participation in the Active Learning Forum (ALF) (20%): participants will receive a reading assignment one month before the Programme, and they will be asked to post a summary on the ALF and to interact with the other participants. The Research Officer will monitor what is posted and maintain the interest and motivation of all participants in lively discussions.


My POLLEN Talks (40%) : participants will have to present a short talk to a jury in a public session. My POLLEN Talks will be interspersed with PowerPoint presentations, including pictures, facts & figures, etc. They should not exceed five minutes and will be followed by a Q&A that will last ten minutes. The jury is composed of four Module speakers. The best talks are posted online as videos.


Policy Brief (40%): it will consist of a concise summary of a particular issue containing up to 4 pages or 1500 words.

It will give balanced information for policymakers and will have an attractive design and may have one or more figures. Participants will be asked to use the knowledge and skills gained during the POLLEN Programme to draft an original and coherent policy brief. They have to be submitted 6 weeks after the end of the Programme. The best briefs will be posted online.