In 2018, the Grand-Place will be on the World Heritage List for 20 years. To celebrate this anniversary, the City of Brussels organizes a whole series of events. The first in line is the placement of 7 logos around the Grand-Place that refer to the World Heritage status. The placement of the bronze plates started on Monday 19 March and should take another two weeks.
On 19 March 2018, the works to redevelop the Rue Saint-Michel between the Boulevard Emile Jacqmain and the Boulevard Adolphe Max started. These works are fully part of the project to redesign the central boulevards. These works are carried out in successive phases, with a duration of about 3 months.
On Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March 2018, a European Summit of the Heads of state and Government of the European Union will be held in Brussels in the buildings of the Council of the European Union, at the Rue de la Loi. A safety zone will be set up. Only authorized persons can enter this zone on foot.
Statbel, the Belgian Statistics Office, is conducting a research into income and living conditions at a number of households in the City of Brussels. The research is held from March to September 2018. The households concerned are informed by letter that a pollster will come to their house.
After the attacks of 22 March 2016, the Archives of the City of Brussels collected the messages that were deposited at the Bourse and at the Maalbeek metro station. The service has also taken photographs of the messages that were written at the Bourse with chalk on the walls or on the ground. All these messages are now online on the new website of the Archives.
The Archives of the City of Brussels launch a new website on 15 March 2018. The website is only available in Dutch and French.
The City of Brussels organizes sports camps for children between 8 and 16 years during the carnival and Easter holidays. Registration is required.