28 Jun 2023 - 2 Jul 2023
10:00 - 9:00
Les Halles de Schaerbeek

Brussels 2030 Summer Assembly

A more democratic, green, inclusive and caring Brussels.
With culture at its heart.
Yes, before us lies the decade of all challenges.

How can we shape new forms of social cohesion? How can we cope with climate change? How do the artistic and cultural sector relate to these changes? How can we reimagine the major projects of the region and the city in terms of super-diversity, equality, sustainability, mobility? How can we transform the city for the better? The keywords are change and transition!

With this Summer Assembly, Brussels2030 – led by Jan Goossens and Fatima Zibouh – is inviting civil society, arts, culture, science, and the diversity of actors that make this city to help prepare Brussels to become the European Capital of Culture in 2030. The Brussels2030 Summer Assembly will be organized at Les Halles, from Wednesday June 28th till Sunday July 2nd, 2023. It intends to offer a space where diverse urban actors can inspire one another and initiate processes of collaborative city-making.

Do you want to contribute to making a more democratic, green, inclusive and caring Brussels, with culture at its heart? Do you want to coauthor our story? Do you wish to share your experiences and/or aspirations? Be welcome!


The programme is constructed around several building blocks. We start each day with plenary keynote talks and panels. In the afternoon, you can sign up for a mix of co-creation labs, field trips, bar talks and various cultural activities. There are various permanent exhibitions to explore throughout the week.

Download the full programme (EN, NL, FR), register via the Brussels 2030 website.

Participation at the Brussels 2030 Summer Assembly is free. Registration is required for most activities.

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), weKONEKT.brussels, Brussels Academy, Brussels Studies Institute (BSI), Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Maison Des Arts, De Kriekelaar.