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Brussels Minister

  • The city is a laboratory, a breeding ground for the future. Brussels needs to foster creativity and experimentation, providing spaces to play, practise sports and learn new skills.

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Jeugdboekenweek

culture, youth and sports Brussels is slowly getting bitten by the laughing bug…

In a hilarious book from the bib (library) we discovered Kobe the laughing bug. Fortunately enough, Kobe is not dangerous. On the contrary: laughing is healthy and therefore it is important to spread the laughing virus among the population! And that's exactly what the Brussels school children who took part in the Youth Book Week are going to do. First they are going to smile, snicker, chuckle,...

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Kabinet Smet

culture, youth and sports 100% MERCI!

100% MERCI to all volunteers for their engagement in OUR city !

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Kabinet Smet

culture, youth and sports New running track inaugurated in Jette

As from today, Brussels runners can train on a brand-new running track in Jette. Pascal Smet, within the Flemish Community Commission competent for sport, is glad that the track came into being thanks to the collaboration with the French Community Commission and several organizations, such as BLOSO and Brussels Environment. 'A pleasant city is a city where everyone has the room to practice spor...

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Kabinet Smet

culture, youth and sports Smet calls for a uniform, modernized film rating system

Minister Pascal Smet makes a strong plea for updating the laws on motion picture rating and for developing a unified system shared by all communities. 'The Joint Communities' Commission (COCOM), the Flemish Community, the French-speaking Community and the German-speaking Community should work together and take joint decisions for Belgium,' said Mr Smet today in the Social Affairs Committee of t...

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Oefenkans Nederlands

culture, youth and sports The sport department of the VGC wins an award for the innovative id...

The sport department of the Flemish community Commission (VGC) wins the 2014 European Label for innovative ideas in the field of language tuition and learning for the project “Oefenkans Nederlands” (I practise Dutch). Foreign-born Brussels residents can do volunteering work for the sport department of the VGC as instructor-assistant in order to practise their Dutch.

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L3M

culture, youth and sports New Roof for Youth Club De Branding

Brussels Minister Pascal Smet and Flemish Minister Sven Gatz together invest in a new building for youth club 'De Branding' in Jette. Once the ground-lease agreement with the municipality of Jette will be signed, construction works can start. 'We are very happy that, in joining forces, we could overcome this long-lasting impasse', Gatz and Smet say.

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brussels reads aloud

culture, youth and sports Brussels Reads Aloud

All Dutch-speaking librariesorganise multilingual 'read-aloud' sessions during the 'read-aloud' week held in Brussels from 18 to29 November. 'During this week, we want to allow parents and their children to discover the rich diversity of Brussels in a playful and positive manner ', reports Pascal Smet who launched the 'read-aloud' week by introducing the bookVorrei Avere in the library of Schaa...

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