The City of Brussels organizes various campaigns and events on international solidarity. Each year, there's also a call for projects.
During the Fortnight of International Solidarity, the City of Brussels offers a wide range of actions to inform and raise awareness on international solidarity. The activities that are set up during these 2 weeks are also a showcase of the vitality of the associations in Brussels.
The 2020 edition of the Fortnight of International Solidarity focuses on sharing. Sharing connects most of the challenges in our society and it is the engine of international solidarity. Sharing helps us to make progress in the necessary transition in our society.
As in every edition, the theme is presented in a varied program of debates, concerts, performances, exhibitions, films, workshops,...
Each year, the City of Brussels participates in the Week of Fair Trade by proposing meals with ingredients stemming from the fair trade to restaurants and by informing the public about the principle and the philosophy of fair trade.
The City of Brussels is one of first capitals which carries the title of City of Fair Trade. The municipal authority, the companies, the hotels and restaurants, the associations, the schools, the inhabitants promote and consume products stemming from a more fair trade.
Are you part of an association, an NGO or are you a Brussels player committed to international solidarity? Do you want to set up international cooperation projects? Do you want to inform and raise awareness among Brussels residents about global development issues?
The City of Brussels has a budget of 150,000 euros to encourage international development projects or local projects about global education.
The call is annual. The rules and forms are published on this website during the first quarter.
Second call for International Solidarity projects for 2020
Applications can be submitted until 9 September 2020 (only by email : firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Winners of the International Solidarity project call 2019 (PDF, 235.37 KB) (in French)
- Winners of the International Solidarity project call 2019 (PDF, 181.19 KB) (in Dutch)
- Winners of the International Solidarity project call 2018 (PDF, 142.46 KB) (in French)
- Winners of the International Solidarity project call 2018 (PDF, 120.79 KB) (in Dutch)
The City of Brussels is actively involved in partnerships with cities in the South.
In 2002, the City of Brussels decided to collaborate with the City of Kinshasa around the strengthening of urban administration. The areas of cooperation are civil registration and population, cleaning, health and culture.
In 2007, the City chose to also support projects in Morocco, especially in Tangier, Azemmour and Al Hoceima. It involves projects in education, health, culture, and nature.
The non-profit organization Brissi has received a mandate from the City of Brussels to organize and undertake development cooperation projects and North-South relations, at a local and international level.