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Brussels2030, the first Summer Assembly

By Press release June 06, 2022
Brussels Brussels

The very first Brussels2030 Summer Assembly (4 – 8 July 2022, Tour à Plomb, Brussels) offers a space where diverse urban actors can inspire one another and initiate processes of collaborative city-making. Participants and contributors will explore needs and challenges, produce scenarios and tools for working towards desirable urban futures, in and beyond the Brussels context.

Aims: the Summer Assembly intends to offer a space where diverse urban actors can inspire one another and initiate processes of collaborative city-making. During these five days they will be able to discuss themes that concern us all, such as sustainability, new forms of democracy and solidarity and inclusion. Their aim is to encourage rich encounters and dialogues. They therefore welcome people with diverse personal, professional and disciplinary backgrounds. A variety of activities will be proposed, building on participatory and engaged methods. They all will inspire the Brussels2030 project.

Guiding principles: They aim to encourage dialogue and experience sharing over boundaries of disciplines, sectors, age, life experiences and backgrounds, building on critical, participatory and engaged methods. They therefore ask all participants to be open to differences and treat one another in a respectful manner.

Respecting difference: As the Summer Assembly will involve people with diverse backgrounds, try to be mindful of your phrasings and behaviors. Respect others’ cultural, religious, professional, academic and economic backgrounds, skills, abilities and contributions.

Disagreeing with the argument, not with the person: Disagreement is allowed but remember to focus on the matter under discussion and avoid negative comments about other people.

Active participation: They encourage people to actively participate in the roundtable, but be aware not to take over the entire discussion, and make time and space for quieter people.

Copyright and privacy: Please note that the project team will be reporting on the content and outcomes of the Summer Assembly. Coproduced materials will be made available on the B2030-website. They will therefore be collecting testimonials, and some of the sessions will be recorded or photographed. Anonymized material may be used for reporting and dissemination on social media or printed material. All participants are asked to respect privacy of others and acknowledge copyright of any data, expertise or experiences shared during the program.

Certificates & Credits: All participants will receive a certificate of participation and will be credited as contributors to Brussels 2030 candidacy.

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