Update on BESS 2020 and the corornavirus:

We regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 13th Annual Black Europe Summer School that is scheduled for June 21-July 3, 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We thank you for your continued interest and commitment to the program, and hope to welcome you to Amsterdam next year. We wish you health and safety for you and your families. 

About BESS

The Black Europe Summer School is a two-week intensive course held each summer in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The course explores the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora and other people of color in Europe. Participants learn about the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of colonial legacies on policies, social organizations, and legislation today.


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