Practicalities of the Brussels2030 Summer Assembly 2023

28 June – 2 July 2023
Les Halles de Schaerbeek

The Summer Assembly is organized in various locations. Les Halles and Maison des Arts serve as home base. Each morning starts with a plenary moment in La Grande Halle (Koninklijke Sint-Mariastraat 22B, 1030 Schaerbeek, see: Les Halles). After lunch time, a variety of activities is proposed. You can buy drinks and snacks at Les Halles or bring your own food and beverage.

Participation is free, but places are limited for most activities and registration is required.

Please read through the guidelines and practical information carefully in advance of the Assembly, to prepare your participation. To ensure everything runs smoothly, we ask participants to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. In some locations (including the working spaces in Maison Des Arts), access for people with limited mobility is difficult without support. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions or specific needs.

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The Summer Assembly intends to offer a space where diverse urban actors can inspire one another and initiate processes of collaborative city-making. During these five days we will be able to discuss themes that concern us all, such as sustainability, new forms of democracy and solidarity and inclusion. Our aim is to encourage rich encounters and dialogues. We therefore welcome people with diverse personal, professional and disciplinary backgrounds. A variety of activities will be proposed, building on participatory and engaged methods. They all will inspire the Brussels2030 project.

Guiding principles

We aim to encourage dialogue and experience sharing over boundaries of disciplines, sectors, age, life experiences and backgrounds, building on critical, participatory and engaged methods. We therefore ask all participants to be open to differences and treat one another in a respectful manner.

Respecting difference

As the Summer Assembly will involve people with diverse backgrounds, try to be mindful of your phrasings and behaviors. Respect others’ cultural, religious, professional, academic and economic backgrounds, skills, abilities and contributions. 

Disagreeing with the argument, not with the person

Disagreement is allowed but remember to focus on the matter under discussion and avoid negative comments about other people.

Active participation

We encourage people to actively participate in the roundtable but be aware not to take over the entire discussion and make time and space for quieter people. 

Copyright and privacy

Please note that the project team will be reporting on the content and outcomes of the Summer Assembly. Coproduced materials will be made available on the Brussels2030-website under Creative Commons license. We will therefore be collecting testimonials, and some of the sessions will be recorded or photographed. Anonymized material may be used for reporting and dissemination on social media or printed material. All participants are asked to respect the privacy of others and acknowledge copyright of any data, expertise or experiences shared during the program. 

Injuries, damage or loss

The project team cannot be held responsible for loss of or damage to personal material such as tablets, cloths, cell phones, etc.


Participants can ask for a certificate of participation.

Venues // Locations



Transportation Options

(1) Les Halles Grondwetstraat 20
1030 Schaerbeek
Tram: 25, 62 – Robiano
Bus: 65, 66 – Robiano
Tram: 92, 93 – Sint-Maria
Metro: 2, 6 – Kruidtuin
Train: Brussels-North + 10’ walk
(2) Maison des Arts Haachtsesteenweg 147
1030 Schaerbeek
Bus: 65, 66 – Robiano
Tram: 92, 93, 25 – Sint-Maria
Metro: 2, 6 – Kruidentuin
(3) ISELP Waterloolaan 31
1000 Brussel
Metro: 2, 6 – Louiza or Naamsepoort
Tram: 8, 92, 93, 97 – Louiza
Bus: 33 – Louiza or 34, 54, 64, 71, 80 – Naamsepoort
(4) CENTRALE Place Sainte-Catherine 16
1000 Bruxelles
Trein: Brussels-Central
Metro: 1, 5 – Central Station
Tram: 3, 4, 32 – Beurs or De Brouckère
Bus: 66, 29, … – Sint-Katelijne
(5) Abattoir Ropsy-Chaudronstraat
1070 Anderlecht
Metro: 2 – Clemenceau or Delacroix
Bus: 46 – Clemenceau
Train: Brussels-Midi + 10’ walk
(6) Brussels North Station Vooruitgangstraat, 76
1030 Brussel
Bus: 14, 58, 88 – Noordstation
Tram: 3, 4 – Noordstation
(7) GC De Kriekelaar Gallaitstraat 86
1030 Schaarbeek
Train: Brussels-North + 15’ walk
Tram: 55, 25, 93 Liedts
(8) Thurn and Taxis Havenlaan 86C
1000 Brussel
Bus: 14,20,57, 88 – Tour&Taxis
(9) Place Pogge Place Pogge
1030 Schaarbeek
Bus: 56, 59 – Eenens
Tram: 55 – Eenens
(10) Place Bethleem Place Bethleem
1060 Sint-Gillis
Bus: 49, 52 – Koningslaan
Metro: 2, 6 – Hallepoort
Tram: 3, 81 – Bethlehem
Train: Brussels-Midi + 12’ walk
(11) FARI Kantersteen 16
1000 Brussel
Metro: 1, 5 – Centraal Station
Bus: 38, 71 – Centraal Station or 95 – Koning
Trams: 92, 93 – Paleizen
Train: Brussels-Central
(12) Palais du Coudenberg Paleizenplein 10
1000 Brussel
Trein: Brussels-Central
Metro: 1, 5 Brussels-Central, Park or 2, 6 – Troon, Naamse Poort
Tram: 92, 93 – Koning, Paleizen
Bus: 33, 38, 71, 95 – Koning

The Brussels2030 Summer Assembly is one of the first steps in preparing the candidacy of Brussels as European Capital of Culture in 2030. The week is organized by Brussels2030 in close collaboration with Réseau des Arts Bruxelles-Brussels Kunsten Overleg (RAB-BKO), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB),, Brussels Academy, Brussels Studies Institute (BSI), Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Maison Des Arts, De Kriekelaar.

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