GASAP stands for Solidarity Purchasing Group for Artisanal Agriculture (SAGAL in Dutch). A GASAP buys products directly from the producers, pays them in advance and places orders during an agreed period (at least one year). In tis way, the farmer or vegetable grower will not be confronted with surprises.
On 11 December 2019, UNESCO registered the Ommegang on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This list aims at a better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide. The Ommegang is a historical procession which gathers thousands of spectators each year on the Grand-Place of Brussels.