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restless.brussels asbl is a series of events, resources and a community that brings international people in Brussels a bit closer to the city.

We learn about the issues facing and forces transforming the city by meeting the people working on them - in politics, activism, academia, business and more.

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Municipal Candidates Debate (Ixelles 1050)

Restless Brussels and Elzenhof are organising an English language debate between local candidates in Ixelles.

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Thurs 26 September, 2024, 18h30

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21 July, 2024

Community Connections Evening

We invite you to join us for an evening of inspiring chats, meeting the community - and registering to vote!

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Tues 9 July, 2024, 18h30

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All Day Voter Drive (EU Quarter)

Restless Brussels takes their voter drive to the streets. We are asking members of the community to help us get as many people as they can registered to vote by taking to the streets with our flyers, stickers and posters!

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Thurs 4 July, 2024, All Day

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Open swimming in Brussels (Anderlecht 1070)

Restless Brussels is visiting POOL IS COOL - an organisation that campaigns for the reintroduction of outdoor swimming in Brussels through actions, projects, research and debate. Come learn about the contribution of outdoor swimming to the living quality of our city - and enjoy a swim!

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Thurs 27 June, 2024, 17h00

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Post-Election Analysis with Anthony Zacharzewski (Online)

Anthony Zacharzewski, President of Democratic Society and avid follower of Belgian politics, kindly joins us to give our community a quick run down of the recent elections - what happened, what's going on now and what's next!

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Tues 18 June, 2024, 19h30

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Community Connections Evening (Ixelles 1050)

We invite you for an inspiring evening meeting other members of the Restless Brussels community and hearing their stories. Then a social occasion to discuss the upcoming elections, getting involved in the city - and registering to vote.

Tues 4 June, 2024, 18h30

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Marie Lecocq on Crafting a Climate Resilient Brussels (Brussels 1000)

Marie Lecocq, co-President of Ecolo Brussels and regional representative, joins us to share her vision for a more climate resilient Brussels. Through a combination of protection and restoration, we will learn how to adapt the urban environment to manage flooding, mitigate heatwaves and generally keep Brussels liveable.

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Tues 28 May, 2024, 18h30

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VoorU: Starting a new political movement in Belgium (Brussels 1000)

Jan Wostyn and Marta Barandiy of VoorU share their experience in setting up a political party in Belgium. They will talk about the challenges of setting up a political party, getting involved in politics as a foreigner and their hopes for Brussels and Belgium.

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Thurs 23 May, 2024, 18h30

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School Streets: Why and how to ask for them (Watermael-Boitsfort 1170)

Renaud Leemans from Les chercheurs d'air comes to make the case for "Rue Scolaire", low traffic areas around schools which aim to improve safety and air quality for the most vulnerable road users - children.

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Tues 21 May, 2024, 19h00

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Martin Casier on Brussels’ housing crisis (Brussels 1000)

Martin Casier is Vice-President of the Brussels’ Parti Socialiste and a Member of Parliament for the Brussels Region. He will join us to discuss housing in Brussels through the lens of eco-socialist policy.

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Thurs 16 May, 2024, 18h00

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Improving your neighbourhood (Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 1200)

Harold shares his tips on how to improve your neighbourhood using official tools (like Fix My Street or lobbying politicians) and less official routes (like local media and protest).

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Mon 13 May, 2024, 18h30

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Evening with Mira Kaloshi (Schaerbeek 1030)

Mira is a candidate on the Regional list for Open VLD, as well as having spent two years working as a Chief of Staff at the municipal level in Schaerbeek. She is kindly welcoming some members of our community into her home.

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Wed 8 May, 2024, 18h30

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An evening with Elke Van den Brandt (Ixelles 1050)

We are delighted to be joined by Elke Van den Brandt for an evening. She has been Minister of Mobility, Public Works, and Road Safety within the Brussels-Capital Region government since 2019. Over the past several years, she has overseen an ambitious transformation of the region's approach to transport and public space.

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Thur 25 April, 2024, 18h30

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An evening with Pascal Smet and Els Rochette (Ixelles 1050)

Restless Brussels is glad to be joined by two leading members of Vooruit - Belgium's Dutch-speaking social democrats. They will discuss Brussels as a cosmopolitan city and the role of the international Brusselers in it, as well as discussing the role of the Brussels Parliament, the Flemish Community and more.

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Thur 18 April, 2024, 18h30

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Discussion with David Leisterh, President of MR Brussels (Ixelles 1050)

We are delighted to be joined by David Leisterh, President of the Brussels branch of the Mouvement Réformateur.

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Wed 10 April, 2024, 18h30

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A Changing Commune: Urbanism, Mobility and Tensions (Schaerbeek 1030)

An evening with Wiet Vandaele - urbanist and spatial planner, activist and Schaerbeek resident - to discuss the changes taking place in the commune.

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Mon 25 March, 2024, 18h30

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Your Electoral Rights in Brussels (Online)

A special online infosession hosted by Thomas Huddleston, who previously ran the Vote Brussels campaign that focused on registering international residents to vote. We will hear about and explore issues related to your electoral rights in advance of the municipal elections in October 2024.

Mon 4 March, 2024, 19h00

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Local Activism Bootcamp (Saint Josse 1210)

A one-day bootcamp where you will learn the critical skills you need to be a local activist. It will cover community building, media relations, social media campaigning, organising protests, lobbying your local commune - and finally you will have an opportunity to plan and collaborate with people from your neighbourhood.

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Sat 2 March, 2024, 10h00 - 17h00

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Feeling more at home in Brussels (Online)

In a special online info session, we'll hear from Bon, a part of the Flemish Integration Agency, about the many opportunities for internationals - free language and civic education courses, career coaching, volunteering, social activities and more.

Mon 19 February, 2024, 19h30

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Mobility in the EU Quarter

In collaboration with the EU Cycling Group, join for a panel discussion on mobility in the EU Quarter with representatives of governance, civil society and journalism.

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Thurs 8 February, 2024, 18h30

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Brussels’ Women100 (W100) Initiative

Women100 (W100) is a community of diverse women from all corners of Brussels who wish to connect and amplify the voices and actions of women in the city. This evening, hosted by Full Circle, will give us the opportunity to learn more about this network - and how to get involved.

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Thurs 18 January, 2024, 18h30

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How to feel like a Brusseleir without being from Brussels (Etterbeek 1040)

In collaboration with iam.brussels, we will reflect on the challenges and joys of adopting Brussels as your new home - and how we can make Brussels the most welcoming city in the world.

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Weds 6 December, 2023, 18h30

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Discussion with Ans Persoons, Secretary of State for Urbanism and Heritage (Schaerbeek 1030)

Brussels is changing: north to south, east to west. Join for an evening of discussion with Ans Persoons - Brussels' regional Secretary of State responsible for guiding and shaping the growth of our vibrant home.

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Thurs 30 November, 2023, 18h30

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Brussels and the English Language with Sven Gatz and Quentin van den Hove (Brussels 1000)

One third of the population of Brussels speaks English fluently. Sven, the Brussels Minister responsible for Multilingualism, and Quentin, Alderman for Population in Schaerbeek, join us to share their experience and vision for English in the city.

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Thurs 16 November, 2023, 19h00

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Activism and mobility (Saint Gilles 1060)

Sophie Feyder and other members of the Heroes for Zero collective invite you to discuss the new mobility plan in Saint Gilles.

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Mon 16 October, 2023, 19h00

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Beyond the Headlines: Local media in Brussels (EU Quarter)

The Press Club Brussels Europe hosts a discussion of the local media landscape in city, featuring local journalists sharing their views and insights on the news environment in Brussels.

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Weds 4 October, 2023, 19h00

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Getting involved in local politics (Ixelles 1050)

Joanna Kaminska and Bernardo Rosa Rodrigues are local representatives in Etterbeek and Ixelles respectively. They will come to share their experiences and advice as people from the international community who got involved (and got elected!) in communal politics.

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Tue 19 September, 2023, 19h30

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Improving your neighbourhood (Uccle 1180)

Harold and Jan share their tips on how to improve your neighbourhood using official tools (like Fix My Street or lobbying politicians) and less official routes (like local media and protest).

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Tue 5 September, 2023, 19h00

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Dinner with Heroes for Zero (Ixelles 1050)

Restless Brussels brings together European Campaign Playbook and Heroes for Zero to talk about grassroots campaigning in the city of Brussels.

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Mon 28 August, 2023, 19h30

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Restless Brussels has been invited to dinner! (Etterbeek 1040)

Nicholas Elles, who previously worked for the Belgian Minister for Health and the Secretary of State for the Economy, has kindly agreed to have a few Restless Brusselers into his Etterbeek home for pizza and a chat on city politics.

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Wed 19 July, 2023, 19h00

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Improving your neighbourhood (Brussels City 1000)

Back by popular demand - Harold and Jan share their tips on how to improve your neighbourhood using official tools (like Fix My Street or writing to politicians) and less official routes (like local media, social campaigns and protest).

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Thu 13 July, 2023, 19h00

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Brussels Voice: Making international people's voices heard in the region (online)

A short info-session to explain and invite us all to apply to take part in Brussels Voice, a participatory democracy exercise aimed at Brussels' international residents.

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Mon, 3 July, 2023, 19h30-20h15

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Dinner with Stefan Vandenhende,
Adviser to Minister Elke Van den Brandt (Schaerbeek 1030)

Stefan works for one of Brussels' most influential ministers Elke Van den Brandt. The plan? Have a BIG pot of veggie chilli and discuss Brussels city politics.

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Mon, 26 June, 2023, 19h00

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Improving your neighbourhood (Forest 1190)

How to lobby your commune, get attention for your issues and get things done in every neighbourhood.

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Thu, 8 June, 2023, 19h30

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Mobility in the city with Bart Dhondt (Brussels City 1000)

An evening with Bart Dhondt, the City of Brussels' Deputy Mayor and Alderman of Mobility and Public Works.

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Wed, 10 May, 2023, 18hr00

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