The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels is attentive to the well-being of its community and is actively committed to combating violent behavior, forms of harassment and racial, sexual and sexist discrimination. It is important to us to create an inclusive and comfortable environment for all members of the community, an environment that promotes learning and equal participation.

Here are the school's commitments on these issues:

- Train and inform community members on appropriate behavior by organizing awareness-raising times, discussion times and training on appropriate behavior in order to promote a culture of respect and inclusion.

- Create a reporting and complaints handling system: ensure that community members are informed of the procedure to follow in the event of inappropriate behavior. It is essential that complaints are handled fairly and quickly.

- Promote diversity and inclusion: Encourage the participation of people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. It is important that all members of the community feel represented and included. The school, through its communication, strives to write and offer as many inclusive materials as possible (font and character size, colors, contrasts, etc.).

- Adapt facilities and programs as best as possible: commit to ensuring that facilities and programs are accessible to all members of the community, regardless of their situation.


Well being at work

Person of trust

The support person is available to the teaching community and members of staff as a first-line contact, bound by a strict duty of confidentiality and neutrality, for any problem relating to safety in the workplace and/or the psycho-social aspects of the activities of professionals at the school (stress, overload, harassment, conflict, violence, etc.).

contact :
Matthias De Jonghe : m.dejonghe@arba-esa.be
Relay of SIPPT (Internal Service for Protection and Prevention at Work)

Student well-being

Social services

The mission of the ArBA-EsA Social Service is to :

  • informing students about all the administrative and legislative issues that affect their daily lives (study grants, family allowances, CPAS, unemployment, mutual insurance, student jobs, etc.)
  • offer financial assistance to cover the cost of studies. The terms and conditions of award vary according to the academic, social and financial criteria decided by the Social Council.
  • to be a place of welcome, a place of expression and a relay towards specialised services for any personal question (family conflict, painful event, failure...);

All students regularly enrolled at the ArBA-EsA can contact the social services department by contacting the social worker. : July Fontaine (j.fontaine@arba-esa.be)

more information on the social services website : www.social.arba-esa.be

Supporting students

Support for students with specific needs

A reception and support service for students with specific needs has been set up within the ArBA-EsA, in accordance with the decree of July 30, 2014 which you will find in the downloads.

This service receives requests from students experiencing difficulty participating in academic life following a disorder/disability/pathology, regarding possible reasonable accommodations that can be put in place to meet their specific needs. If the request is accepted by management, it establishes an individualized support plan (PAI) in consultation with these students.

In order to have more information on inclusive education at ArBA-EsA, consult the documents to download which detail: the conditions for benefiting from a PAI, the procedures for submitting the application file, the possible procedures for 'ArBA-EsA in terms of inclusive education, as well as all the documents to complete to enter an application.

 > Décret relatif à l'enseignement supérieur inclusif

Contact : 
Fontaine July
Tél +32 (0) 2 506 10 10

au Service Social - local M001

Request for support and reasonable accommodations

> The support and reasonable accommodation request form is available on ce lien.

> The application for student with special needs/student with disabilities (EBS/ESH) status is available via this link.

Contact : 
Fontaine July
Tél +32 (0) 2 506 10 10

Büyükdere Elif
Tél +32 (0) 2 506 10 17

au Service Social - local M001


It is possible to benefit from psychological support, with Ms. Anne Gruszow (Systemic Therapist, CCF diploma and Systemic Therapist).

Consultations take place at ArBA-EsA by appointment.


Prendre Rendez-vous


ArBA-EsA support unit

A support unit is available to anyone involved in a situation of harassment and/or violence. This unit is available to any student who wishes to use it, regardless of the location and/or people behind the said facts.

The support unit is made up of trusted people from within the school (lawyer, social worker, quality coordinator, and members of the Student Council).

The people within the support unit are bound by strict confidentiality and they meet three times a year to follow up on the files received by the contact persons.

This project comes from the solidarity manual project DEBACT: ACT & DEBATE.


DEBACT - Solidarity manual

The DEBACT (Debate & Act) project was launched in 2021 to combat situations of sexual/sexist/racist discrimination, harassment and violence. To date, it has made it possible to develop a charter, a support protocol and to organize writing workshops to free up speech around these questions. 

Discover the ArBA-EsA DEBACT (Debate & Act) solidarity manual.

A shared tool to better identify problematic situations, react together to build an environment and relationships that care for everyone.


Couverture du Manuel

The manual includes a solidarity charter, a support protocol, useful contacts and inspiring writings to fight against sexual/sexist/racist discrimination and violence.

Télécharger le Manuel de solidarité DEBACT dans son intégralité


Charte de Solidarité

The Solidarity Charter gives definitions of problematic situations and the support that can be obtained.

Télécharger la charte de Solidarité



Protocole de soutien

This map describes the procedure to follow in the event of a problematic situation.

Télécharger le protocole de soutien


Ateliers d'écriture

Results of workshops conducted during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Télécharger les textes issus des ateliers d'écriture


Contacts utiles

Télécharger la liste de contacts utiles 

SAFESA- Support unit for ESA students

Led by the Brussels academic center, the Safesa Cell was born in October 2022. It supports a culture of consent and safe learning spaces (secure and secure) within 8 Brussels ESAs (ARBA, CRB, ÉSAC, erg, INSAS, La Cambre, Le 75 and Saint-Luc). Hence its name “Safe + ESA”.

The work of the Unit is based on two axes:

  • Prevention, information and training.
  • Free psychological consultations intended for students questioning or affected by situations of harassment, discrimination, sexist and/or sexual violence. In a welcoming, confidential and independent reception area from ESAs.

Where and when ?

  • Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ma Campagne district with Madame Charlotte Petitjean (Psychologist & Sexologist)

    Prendre rendez-vous
  • Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City Center district with Madame Céline Janssens (Clinical Psychologist, Sexologist & Psychotherapist)

    Prendre rendez-vous

Information and appointments : cellule.safesa@gmail.com et @safesa.bxl sur instagram

logo safesa


Flyer à télécharger

Street Law Clinic | Legal assistance for social assistance (CPAS)

Are you a student and have financial problems? Are you wondering about your rights in terms of social assistance (CPAS)? The Street Law Clinic in social law is there to answer your questions free of charge during its hours. She can also help you in your dealings with the CPAS.

· Or ? in Alma, Saint-Louis, ULB or on Teams
· When ? 2 afternoons per week
· With whom ? Final year law students and a lawyer specializing in social assistance law

Reserve your place now : https://calendly.com/slc-rdv

Find out more about the Street Law Clinic : Site internet

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Mental Health Service

SE.SA.ME - Mental Health Service of the City of Brussels

Mental health services provide psycho-medical-social assistance in a specialized outpatient setting to any person who requests it, in a multidisciplinary manner. They intervene in particular when there is legal constraint.


Mental health care for adults, children and adolescents :
- psychosocial consultations
- psychiatric, psychological consultations (individuals, couples or families)
- speech therapy, psychomotor skills
- prevention activity in nursery schools

Consultations by appointment. Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday: Until 8 p.m.

Tél : 02 279 63 42

Rue du Canal, 61
1000 Bruxelles

Collaboration Charter

Collaboration and eco-responsibility charter for ArBA-EsA students

Charte de collaboration 1




Charte de collaboration 2