Public initiative 2019

  • Bike Experience

    Founded in 2010, Bike Experience is the unmissable event on the Brussels’ bicycle scene.
    It offers a solution to people who are worried about cycling in Brussels. You’ll find us on every first Wednesday of the month between March and October, meeting at 6pm at the ViaVia Café in the heart of town. The event is free and open to everyone!
    Coordinated by Pro Velo and sponsored by Bruxelles Mobilité, Bike Experience offers genuine, tailor-made coaching before, during and after the event, which is aimed at demystifying cycling and strengthening the bicycle community in our capital. This monthly meet-up is the perfect chance to get together, make friends and challenge yourself.

  • Merci Eddy Bedankt! #1150

    In the context of the Brussels Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2019, the Municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre organised a series of activities for the general public to pay tribute to the greatest Belgian sports champion, Eddy Merckx, a child of the municipality where the legend was born. He lived there for a long time and won his first yellow jersey there.

    On the program of almost a year of festivities: inauguration on D-100 of the "Square Eddy Merckx" in front of the family home and the international press, a festival on the Avenue de Tervueren in the Tour's colours, an exceptional and unprecedented "Merckxissimo" exhibition in the town hall, a drawing competition with schools, decoration of the municipal areas (flowers, art structures, banners), and the organisation of a Tour de France Village with large screens (2 days, 6th and 7th of July), punctuated by a Yellow Ball with the Grand Jojo.

    In Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, 100,000 people were able to say “Merci Bedankt Eddy”!

    Last December, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre was awarded the prize for "the most festive municipality in the capital", as a result of a referendum organised by the newspaper La DH.

  • 150 ans du tram à Bruxelles

    On 1st May 2019, the tram celebrated 150 years of being in Brussels. To mark the occasion, the STIB and the Tram museum organised wonderful celebrations that were completely free, for more than 50,000 people. They were able to do this thanks to the support of the Brussels-Capital Region, which was celebrating its 30th anniversary, and Visit Brussels. On the programme: an exhibition of tramways past and present at the Place Royale, a magnificent parade of more than 40 historic trams from the Tram Museum, passenger trips on old trams, and the European tramdriver championship, which was won by the STIB.

  • Family Day : Day of the Dead (Rats) !

    On November 2nd 2019, we have celebrated rats, the sewers and the life that is hidden from our city. Short films, shadow theatre in the museum by torchlight, storytelling, face painting, rat dressing up accessories and a photo studio. This unusual day has been rounded off by joining a parade to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead in the Marolles. Cine’Rats programme: a brand new selection of short films about the lives of these surprising little rodents... - Rat myths and legends - Shadow Theatre: Ladies and Gentlemen, follow the rat! Theatrical tour, shadow puppets and torches. - Pa’RAT’de: Don your ears and tail, put a bit of black and white on your snout.

  • See U

    Located right in the heart of Ixelles, See U is now Belgium’s largest temporary occupation space that links social and sustainable innovation, learning and experimentation. See U now occupies 25,000m2 of the 45,000m2 former barracks on the rue Fritz Toussaint in Ixelles. Today, See U brings together a community of more than 100 project promoters who breathe new life into the site every day. Here you can find projects that come from the associative, economic, cultural, university and educational sectors. Each project promoter has committed to one of the site’s 7 themes: Sustainable, Family, Food, Gallery, Lab, Community, Playground. See U’s goal is to be a friendly place, open to the district, with a new offer of facilities for its residents. Thanks to the site’s numerous projects, See U has become a new, temporary district with cultural events, a cinema, a weekly organic market, a vegetable garden, yoga and dance courses, a velodrome, a bike repair workshop, a child-friendly cafe and plenty of other activities for all ages!