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On the Brussels agenda in March

The challenges of archaeology in an urban environment, the development of tomorrow's security policies and the fight against racism are all on the agenda. Discover the calendar of events organised or co-organised by the Brussels-Capital Region this month, as part of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU.

Efus’ International Security, Democracy and Cities Conference

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Elected officials, public officers, magistrates, security professionals, social workers, researchers, civil society representatives : Join the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) for the 8th edition of its international Security, Democracy & Cities conference.

On 20 – 22 March the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus), organises their three yearly Security, Democracy & Cities conference. This conference gathers 800 participants from 150 cities and regions in Europe and beyond.

Unique in its field, the Security, Democracy & Cities conference offers 3 days of conferences, workshops, field visits and networking opportunities with crime prevention and urban security stakeholders from all over Europe, to foster exchanges and mutual learning and shape tomorrow’s security policies.

More information and registration on

Seminar “Urban Archaeology and the Cities of Tomorrow”

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Organised by as part of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the “Urban Archaeology and the Cities of Tomorrow” Seminar will be held in Brussels from 20 to 23 March.

The symposium will explore the challenges of managing archaeological projects in the urban environment and how the knowledge generated by discoveries can contribute to the cities of tomorrow, and influence their development in positive ways.

What matters?

A first session, “What matters”, will look therefore at questions of defining significance for archaeological sites in an urban setting, the tools available for managing urban archaeology, and case studies of protection and display.

Asking the right questions

A second session, “Asking the right questions”, will go deeper into urban archaeology as a huge resource for understanding towns and cities. However, time and money are not limitless. Decisions need to be made to permit prioritization. In this context, research frameworks can be a key tool in collating, focusing and revising the key questions, linking as thus the research design for each investigation to the decisional process.

The public benefits of archaeology

A third session wants to focus on the public benefits of archaeology. By definition, urban archaeology takes place in the most populated and busiest areas of a country. Large numbers of residents and workers are neighbours to new construction sites but also witnesses to the discoveries that take place. Urban archaeology’s public benefits undoubtedly offer great opportunities that can be exploited in the course of research. The session wants to develop the definition of these benefits and how the archaeological managers can capitalize on them within the framework of the city of tomorrow.

Conference: “The current state of extremism and populism: what consequences for the rise of racism in Europe?”

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A meeting organised by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, in cooperation with the Walloon Region and the Brussels Capital Region, as part of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU. See you on 25 March 2024 at the Cité Miroir (Liège). Registration is now open!

Academics, researchers and representatives of the associative sector are invited to take part in this day-long event to discuss the emergence of far-right parties in Europe and how commonplace their rhetoric has become. The focus will be on the history of “European” racist thought.

In addition to this first approach, there will be a review of the initiatives implemented to respond to the extreme right, as well as the government resources available to combat this political movement.

This event will be held at the Cité Miroir, Place Xavier-Neujean 22, 4000 Liège, on 25 March 2024. It aims to provide a forum so as to stimulate dialogue, explore solutions and share experiences. The aim is also to promote mutual understanding in order to foster tolerance and social inclusion.

Read the full programme: Symposium: ”The current state of extremism and populism: what link is there with the rise of racism in Europe?” – Network for dealing with extremism and radicalism (

RegisterTHE CURRENT STATE OF EXTREMISM AND POPULISM: What link is there with the rise of racism in Europe) (

Connecting Europe Days 2024

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Join the Connecting Europe Days 2024, Europe’s mobility flagship event, on 2-5 April at the SQUARE in Brussels, Belgium.

The Connecting Europe Days will bring together more than 2,500 participants from all EU Member States and neighbouring third countries, in particular the Western Balkan partners as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia. Participants will include Ministers, politicians, financial institutions, industry representatives, transport stakeholders and the European Commission and related agencies.

The Connecting Europe Days 2024 will be the place to discuss concrete measures and exchange good practices on creating a sustainable, smart and resilient, transport and mobility network in Europe. It will take stock of the ambitious goals set out in the EU Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.

Participants will see state-of-the art innovations first-hand at an exhibition of EU-funded projects.

The event is organised jointly with the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

More info and registration: connectingeuropedays – European Commission (

Event calendar for March in the Brussels-Capital Region

Type d’événementTitre de l’événementDate de débutDate de finLieu
Cultural eventEuropean Union activities for 12-18 year-olds: “All European citizens! (FR)4/03/20248/03/2024TYN – Talented Youth Network
OtherFood 2030 Network Conference5/03/20248/03/2024Brussels
Official eventBelgian soil week11/03/202415/03/2024Auditoire BEL
OtherEuropean Summit of Regions and Cities18/03/202419/03/2024Mons
Official eventSeminar: Urban Archaeology and the Cities of Tomorrow20/03/202423/03/2024KBR
OtherEFUS: European Forum on Urban Security20/03/202422/03/2024The EGG Brussels
Official eventFormal Environmental Council25/03/202425/03/2024Council (BXL)
OtherCurrent state of extremism and populism: what consequences for the rise of racism in Europe?25/03/202425/03/2024Cité Miroir, Liège
Official eventConnecting Europe Days2/04/20245/4/2024SQUARE