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Events, resources and a community to bring you closer to the city.

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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.

restless.brussels is a passion project running on the energy of its members - so get in touch and get involved!

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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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22 February, 2024

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.

This event has concluded

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.

THIS event has concluded

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.

THIS EVENT IS CONCLUDED​

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.

This event is conculded

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.

THIS EVENT IS CONCLUDED

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.

This event is concluded

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.

This event is concluded

Wed, 10 May, 2023, 18hr00

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