Brussels Voice 23 reached its highpoint on 14 October. Our panel of International Brusselers spent the day working alongside MPs at the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region. A day of rich debate led to 15 detailed proposals for mobility policy.
How do you balance big dreams with realism? That was the mission as our participants got to grips with regional competencies in the field of mobility, and selected the strategic priorities they will debate with MPs.
Four local experts from policy, academia and civil society joined our participants as they turned the ideas generated last week into long-term visions and objectives for mobility in Brussels.
After months of preparation, the adventure of Brussels Voice 23 is underway! In a first evening workshop at commissioner.brussels, participants got to know each other and the team before learning about the process and sharing their first ideas about mobility.
We received almost 600 valid applications! This wave of enthusiasm shows just how important it is to ensure that the international communities of Brussels can speak up on regional policy. Everyone who registered will have an impact: it’s their votes which will decide which topic we will work on in Brussels Voice 23.
The regional Government has formally acknowledged the first Manifesto of the International Brusseler and its 22 policy proposals. Even better, many of the Ministers and State Secretaries are personally replying to the proposals within their respective areas of responsibility!
Our workshop in the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly offered a precious opportunity to step back from detailed policy work and look at the bigger context: why does Brussels Voice exist, and for whom?
Brussels is preparing a bid to be the European Capital of Culture in 2030. As part of the process, Brussels Voice is hosting an interactive co-creation workshop. Join us on Sunday 2 July as we explore the contours and contradictions of the so-called international community and ask whether Brussels’ role as European capital binds or divides the population.
Today we are launching recruitment for a second adventure, rooted in Brussels’ innovations in deliberative democracy. The Brussels Parliament and its Members will open their doors to a panel of international Brussels residents in October.