BELGIUM: our local activities

Type of activity: All the organized activities followed the scheme envisaged by the project through the shared road map. This report contains the activities deemed of greatest interest for the results obtained and for the achievement of the expected objectives.

Country: Belgium

Partner: Centre for European Progression (CFEP)

Description: Local activities in Belgium were designed by project partner Centre for European Progression (CFEP). Their activities are divided in different steps, connected each other.

The primary activities of the focus on opportunities and debates for young people in the Brussels bubble. The CFEP has no Belgian staff, being run by non-Belgian EU nationals. Over recent months, it has developed links with MEPs and other organizations in Brussels and hosted debates about the future enlargement of the European Union.

In the course of networking efforts, it has attempted to build links with other NGOs in Brussels to work on the TRAIN project together to share, in this way, aim and long term benefits of the project with peers. During this activities it noticed that, as non-Belgians,  they do not have the same cultural capital and knowledge of local groups as Belgians do.  However, starting from a good audience and recognized skills and contacts in event planning and organization of policy debates, last activity focused on migration and integration through an open and public debate.

Aim: Aim and objectives of the activities are different as follow:

  • To get in contact with the topic of the EU Youth Dialogue;
  • To have a clear knowledge about the project, its activities and its long term benefits;
  • To stimulate the debate on migration and integration of youths in Europe;
  • To develop strategies for better integration.

Main results: Explanation of the most important topics connected with the project. Conversation about integration of migrants and development of strategies; creation of the material for the draft of recommendations.

Target group: Youngsters from Belgium and its surroundings, youth workers involved in the fields of active participation, advocacy and policy making, young migrants based in Belgium for different reasons.