Perhaps your plans for the summer of 2020 have been thoroughly shaken up. Or maybe you had already been considering a staycation. In any case, this summer Brussels is exploding into an astonishing holiday destination – one that the travel guides could never have invented. Each of the 22 Brussels community centres, N22, is joining in, each with a wide range of initiatives in its local neighbourhood. Together with neighbours and all sorts of partners.
Are you one of those Brussels residents with a fantastic Staycation BXL idea? Bring it along to your community centres. Or submit your own project directly. You could receive a subsidy of up to 10,000 euros.
ONCE UPON A TIME ...
All summer long, you can experience the small (and not so small) adventures of the community centres. Take a peek behind the scenes, get under the skin of a volunteer, dive into the atmosphere of a summer initiative... You can follow our staycation from the comfort of your couch – or even from your travel destination.
In the spotlight
All community centres work with roadmaps and circulation plans approved by a prevention advisor. We leave nothing to chance so that everyone feels safe and welcome. More information can be found on the website of your community centre, or can be obtained from the reception desk.
TO YOUR FRONT DOOR
You may already know that there are 22 community centres, with 22 different buildings. But during the summer, their activities will be certain to come to you. The initiatives take place on that little square around the corner, the park on the next block or maybe right in front of your door? On this map, you can find out where exactly your community centres will be welcoming you in the coming weeks.
A classic: our summer play weeks for your little ones. In addition, there are VGC playgroups and sports camps run by Sport in Brussels. This year, we are organizing many extra things, so that you as a parent can put your feet up a bit.
The centres are going outside their walls more than ever this summer – check the map above to see where. As a result, space will become available in the buildings. Space that is essential for artists at the moment. More than 40 artists are working out of a community centre this summer.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMUNITY CENTRES
Are you looking for an activity in your neighbourhood? Take a look at the website of the community centre in your municipality. Curious to know more? Look at the list of all the initiatives that the N22 are helping with, and filter by location, target group or topic.
CALL FOR PROJECTS FOR STAYCATION BXL
Eureka! You have thought of a fantastic staycation project. Check the conditions for the call for projects, and who knows, you might receive the budget to make it a reality.
What can you do to help fellow residents of Brussels? And how can you ask for help yourself? Over the summer months, Brussels Helps remains the solidarity platform that helps people find each other.