In June police suffered a tirade of abuse from students when they when to the halls to deal with violations of the coronavirus measures. The Mayor of Bruges Dirk De fauw says that he hopes that now the communal areas of the halls of residence have been closed there will be no further incidents with the students.
"I was in contact with the Rector yesterday and he is fully behind strict action by the police against students that go too far in the various halls. The College of Europe has decided that communal areas such as the living room where the television is will be closed off for students. This means that they won’t be able to organise any more parties”, Mr De fauw told VRT News.
The College of Europe has six halls of residence in Bruges. They provide accommodation to students from various European countries. Students at the College of Europe are studying to prepare for a career un the upper echelons of the European civil service.