PRESS INVITATION

BRUSSELS VOICE ‘22 : THE DAY OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRUSSELER

1 in 3 people living in the Brussels-Capital Region has the nationality of another country, but International Brusselers cannot vote in regional elections. Brussels Voice, the platform launched by commissioner.brussels and State Secretary Pascal Smet, is giving these vital members of our community a say in the policies which impact their daily lives. Through the project Live here. Speak, hear. more than 1300 International Brusselers have developed a manifesto with 22 policy proposals for a better Brussels. Their ideas cover everything from voting rights to housing costs, from safer streets to more accessible public services.

 

At Brussels Voice ’22, the Manifesto of the International Brusselers will be presented to Members of the Brussels Parliament and regional policymakers. We will see which proposals could be implemented and learn more about the future of democratic participation for International Brusselers. The press are welcome to interview speakers and audience members.

 

You can explore the proposals and download the manifesto on the Brussels Voice website:

brusselsvoice.commissioner.brussels

 

PRACTICAL DETAILS

DATE              Thursday 28 April 2022

TIME               16.00 – 18.30

PLACE                       Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region

Rue du Lombard 69, 1000 Bruxelles

 

SPEAKERS

  • Members of the Brussels Parliament
  • Rachid Madrane, President of the Brussels Parliament
  • Pascal Smet, Brussels State Secretary for European and International Relations
  • Alain Hutchinson, Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations
  • Sevim Aktas, Ilaria Maselli & Bryn Watkins, International Brusselers

 

NOTES

  • The event will be followed by a reception
  • Simultaneous interpretation (EN/FR/NL) will be provided
  • The event will also be livestreamed (only the language spoken on the floor)

 

INFORMATION, REGISTRATION AND LIVESTREAM

brusselsvoice.commissioner.brussels

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Marc Debont Porte-parole, Cabinet du Secrétaire d'État Pascal Smet
Marc Debont Porte-parole, Cabinet du Secrétaire d'État Pascal Smet
About Pascal Smet

Brussels Government, Secretary of State for Urbanism and Heritage - European and International Relations - Foreign Trade - Fire fighting and Emmergency medical Assistance

Member of the Board of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), responsible for Culture, Youth, Sport and Urban Policy

Pascal Smet
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Koning Albert II laan 37 - 12de
1030 Brussel