Model NL: Summit

The festive closing event of the City Forum!


Friday 18.01.2019

Fine Arts Museum Brussels | Museumplein, 1000 Brussels


What does the model for Dutch in a multilingual Brussels currently look like? What is the state of affairs?

What bits work well? And what are the sticking points?

What opportunities are we not allowed to miss?

What do Brussels residents themselves want? And what impact can companies and organizations have?

Model NL: the conclusions

A panel of experts set to work on the results of the City Forum. With the input you provided over the course of four months, with data and projects drawn from the real world. They formulate ideas, challenges and recommendations for the future of Dutch in Brussels.

Come to our Summit and discover the results of the four-month City Forum. It will be a festive moment!

08:30 - 09:30

You get a warm welcome. Of course with coffee and tea.

09:30 - 09:50
Opening Speech

Welcome by Gunther Vanneste, director of the Huis van het Nederlands Brussel. Get to know what has been going on the previous months and what is on the programme today.

09:50 - 10:50
Good Practices

Be inspired by a series of projects dealing with Dutch in a multilingual Brussels. What are their success formulas? What remains to be worked on? What challenges are crossing their path?

With among others Karen Boers (, Aubry Touriel (DaarDaar), Fatma Arikoglu (Amazone), Hilde Peeters (Kaaitheater), Silke Quateau (Taalkot), Rudi Janssens (BRIO).

11:00 - 11:50
Two panel discussions

Experts, opinion makers and experience experts will talk to each other. With among others Jan Hautekiet, Laurence Mettewie (prof Taalkunde UNamen), Piet Vervaecke (Onderwijscentrum Brussel), Eddy Frans (vzw De Rand), Rik Van Cauwelaert (opiniemaker), Landry Mawungu (Minderhedenforum), Caroline Mancel (Actiris).

Moderator: Jeroen Roppe (BRUZZ - Visit Brussels) and Liesbeth Bernolet

12:00 - 13:30

Enjoy your meal!

13:00 - 15:00

Help build your ideal multilingual Brussels. Create a charter with policy suggestions. Or formulate actions to change the perception of multilingualism in Brussels.

In these sessions, you will work on concret solutions with experts-inspirators. With among others Karen Boers (, Rudi Janssens (BRIO), Dimokritos Kavadias (BRIO), Khadija Aznag (Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering), Eric Corijn (stadssocioloog), Bram Dewolfs (

Policy-makers take the floor

Feedback of the results from the activity sessions. Word from the competent ministers.

Festive reception

Friday 18.01.2019

Fine Arts Museum Brussels | Museumplein, 1000 Brussels

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