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Our Brussels Citizens' Seminar is for you -- please share this email and facebook event with any interested friends or colleagues.
Fact: Did you know EU Citizens could make up 31% of voters in the Brussels Region? But they were only 4% in the 2012 local elections, because only 14% of them registered to vote. We are now 1 year away from the next local elections on 14 October 2018.
Myths about Belgian elections continue to discourage EU and non-EU citizens. But registering to vote can actually be easy. Download the form (EU Citizens here and non-EU Citizens here) and send it directly to your city hall by post. Plus, voting is NOT obligatory for foreign citizens, who, unlike Belgian citizens, can de-register from the electoral list if they want to after any election.
Brussels needs you! Your commune has a direct impact on the quality of life for you, your family and your neighbours.
That's why Migration Policy Group is supporting Objectif, a local association, to mobilise interested individuals, initiatives and stakeholders for a Citizens' Seminar on 26 October (in FR with EN/NL facilities).
Learn about good practices, current campaigns and opportunities for volunteering. This moment is a unique opportunity to reflect on the role that you and your organisation can play.
The event is organised in partnership with the Brussels City Council for Foreign Residents and co-financed by the European Union. Also thanks for the support from our partners European Citizen Action Service and European Network against Racism.
Please join us as an active Brussels citizen,
Brussels local elections: did you vote before -- and will you now? Complete this 5 minute EN/FR survey and we'll share the results with the communes and NGOs to better serve you as citizens.
What obstacles do you see to the political participation of mobile EU citizens? Let us know and we'll publish the results.
As the date of the charity concert is approaching, and as many will be on holidays for a few days in the coming weeks, I take the liberty of filling you in on the latest details about the concert for “12 Hours for Greece”.
The concert will take place on Saturday 11 November at 20.00 in the Salle de la Madeleine in Brussels (close to the Grand Place). There are several parking possibilities in the vicinity.
The concert will feature TAKIM, one of the best Greek groups for popular music, composed of leaders in each of the six instruments. Takim will be accompanied by Pandelis Thalassinos and Sofia Papazoglou. We will also have the hnour to greet on stage the Greek Choir of Brussels and the Lykion Dance group of Hellenic women in Brussels.
Tickets can be purchased :
The price per ticket is 30 €
All proceedings of the concert will go to the International Foundation for Greece, for the purchase of fuel to heat schools in Greece. Given the current economic situation, over 300 schools are waiting for our help !
We will also devote the money collected on the evening to the people of the island of Samothraki, who have suffered severe damages from storms and landslides in September. some o
The equation is simple :
So we need your help, more than ever !
Looking forward to your enthusiasm at the concert and thanking you, as always, for your support,
Kind regards to all