Agenda 21 of the City of Brussels
The City and the Public Welfare Centre of Brussels are, since 1994, pioneers in taking commitments and concrete measures in favour of sustainable development. For example: the Local Agenda 21, which was adopted in 2008.
This action plan of 86 points around 14 objectives contains the priorities in sustainable development. It defines a mode of behavior for the municipal staff, the local government and the users and citizens of the City and the Public Welfare Centre (CPAS - OCMW).
In 2010, the Agenda 21 was reorganized in 5 objectives, within 22 fields of intervention and 154 actions.
City and Public Welfare Centre of Brussels
In 2005, the City of Brussels started the elaboration of a Local Agenda 21 to answer its commitments and especially to structure and to institutionalize its actions by integrating the objectives of sustainable development.
The City of Brussels was one of the first public institutions in Belgium to adopt its own Local Agenda 21 in March 2008. By adopting this tool of planning and coordination of actions, the City and the Public Welfare Centre chose to integrate the global nature of their reflection, their management and their interventions into a model of sustainable development.
Agenda 21 updated in 2010
From the autumn of 2009, after one year of working, the City and the Public Welfare Centre launched a process of evaluation and updating of the Local Agenda 21.
The major changes were made in the restructuring of the action plan which allows a more clear sight of the commitments taken by the City and the Public Welfare Centre: from 86 actions organized around 14 objectives in 2008, the Local Agenda 21 passed to 154 actions within 22 action domains. These domains were themselves structured around 5 key goals.
These 5 objectives were formulated in coherence with the Municipal Development Plan:
- a modern and effective government
- a management responsible for natural resources
- a harmonious urban development
- more social cohesion and a strengthened solidarity
- a dynamic policy of employment and economic development
The actions of the Agenda 21 are subjected to periodic evaluation and may thus evolve in the course of time, both in their number and in their reach.
- Local Agenda 21 of the City of Brussels (2012) (PDF, 2,35MB) (in French)
- Local Agenda 21 of the City of Brussels (2012) (PDF, 2,36MB) (in Dutch)
- Local Agenda 21 of the City of Brussels (2010) (PDF, 2,20MB) (in French)
- Local Agenda 21 of the City of Brussels (2010) (PDF, 2,29MB) (in Dutch)
- Local Agenda 21 of the City of Brussels (2008) (PDF, 2,42MB) (in French)
- Local Agenda 21 of the City of Brussels (2008) (PDF, 2,46MB) (in Dutch)
Measuring the progress
In 2011, the City of Brussels published a report with a balance sheet of the current actions and their progress. This report allows to know the progress in terms of sustainable development and the development of the Local Agenda 21. It also allows to modify, delete or add certain actions.
- Report 2010 on sustainable development actions (May 2011) (PDF, 1,02MB) (in French)
- Report 2010 on sustainable development actions (May 2011) (PDF, 1,04MB) (in Dutch)
An explanatory brochure
The City and the Public Welfare Centre made an explanatory brochure for the inhabitants on sustainable development in general and on the Local Agenda 21 of the City of Brussels in particular. This brochure is only available in Dutch and French. You can download it here:
Coordination of the Local Agenda 21
Tel. : 02 279 44 53
Fax : 02 279 23 91
Opening hours : by appointment only
Telephone hours : from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Brussels in flowers 2013: inscriptions
Every summer, the City of Brussels organizes 'Brussels in flowers'. This is a competition to incite private individuals to decorate their facade or small garden in front of the house with flowers. The purpose is to embellish the City.