The Belgian federal administration of urban policy is part of the federal Ministry for Social Integration, which is in charge of the federal policy for tackling poverty. The majority of this Ministry’s budget is dedicated to financing Public Social Welfare Centres. These local centres prevent people from falling into poverty and social exclusion when they have lost their right to social benefits. As a result, over the last five years, the main focus of the federal urban policy has been on social topics and anti-poverty policy. All relevant documents can be found on the Ministry’s website.
“The EUKN is a consolidating partner for its members in the pursuit of sustainable urban development: while Policy Labs support us in exchanging ideas, publications keep us up to date on urban challenges. As a privileged partner of EU bodies, the EUKN brings in its members’ voices to develop more green, just and productive cities.”
Jean-Marc Dubois, Ministry for Social Integration, EUKN Assembly Member
Developing a common understanding of what is perceived as safe in urban environments, sharing best practices on innovate measures and discussing the importance of behaviour change in eradicating gender-based harassment.Read more
Presenting Belgian and international projects that contribute to mitigating homelessness across three themes: Housing First, collective housing and youth homelessness.Read more
Bringing together participants from Belgium, the Netherlands and France to address key aspects of preventing radicalisation, prioritising knowledge exchange and an integrated approach.Read more