The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across Belgium.

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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • Citizens Spring, citizen movement "to rebuild our local communities to be more resilient. Our goal is to develop and support various citizen initiatives that bring citizens together and that focus on sustainable solutions."
  • Liege in Transition
  • Transitie Tervuren


Youth initiatives[edit | edit source]

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Young Green (Dutch: Jong Groen) is the youth organisation of Groen, the Green party in Flanders and Brussels.

Visions[edit | edit source]

Commons Josaphat

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

  • G1000, Belgian platform for democratic innovation. "We develop and support new forms of citizen participation. We are active in municipalities, cities, regions and on national level. We are also involved in various international networks." added 15:10, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]


Sing for the climate

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

Food activism[edit | edit source]


Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

  • RREUSE represents social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling

Events[edit | edit source]

Sharing[edit | edit source]

Cohousing in Belgium

Past events[edit | edit source]


Mar 21 - 24 Citizen Spring


Sep 18 Car Free Sunday in Brussels

About Belgium[edit | edit source]

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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the south, and the North Sea to the west. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376/km2 (970/sq mi). Belgium is part of an area known as the Low Countries, historically a somewhat larger region than the Benelux group of states, as it also included parts of northern France. The capital and largest metropolitan region is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven.

Belgium is a sovereign state and a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Its institutional organization is complex and is structured on both regional and linguistic grounds. It is divided into three highly autonomous regions: the Flemish Region (Flanders) in the north, the Walloon Region (Wallonia) in the south, and the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels is the smallest and most densely populated region, as well as the richest region in terms of GDP per capita. Belgium is also home to two main linguistic communities: the Flemish Community, which constitutes about 60 percent of the population, and the French Community, which constitutes about 40 percent of the population. A small German-speaking Community, making up around one percent of the population, exists in the East Cantons. The Brussels-Capital Region is officially bilingual in French and Dutch, although French is the majority language and lingua franca. Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its complex system of governance, made up of six different governments.

Near you[edit | edit source]

Brussels - Ghent

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External links

  • Brussels Environment, administration of the environment and the energy of the Region of Brussels-Capital
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Authors Phil Green
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Created February 20, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified June 14, 2024 by Phil Green
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