We believe Belgium can be improved. No matter the sector, it is paradoxical: solutions are out there, they exist, but their implementation is too seldom or too slow.
It is now time for action. Our vision is to boost the emergence of bold technological innovations that can empower citizens to alter and improve the way cities are run.
To tackle the challenges of our times, we aim at propelling every actor of society to become an active stakeholder in the implementation of impactful solutions. Future of Consumption, Production, Economics, Work, Politics, Education, Healthcare and Urbanism, all depend on how the people living in Belgium organize themselves in the coming years. We are building a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy to lead Civic Innovations. A new layer, for more efficient actions and fruitful interconnectedness.
The first phase of this project is to listen to citizens of Belgium about the current situation. What works, what doesn’t. This Thursday 27th of October, we will (1) gather citizens, (2) launch a digital platform to record opinions and (3) raise awareness about the current situation and existing solutions in the different sectors.
9am: Doors open – Tour#1 - Breakfast
12pm: Tour#4 + lunch
1pm: Launch of the Openwall platform
This event is organized during the Brussels Digital Week 2016 by different grassroot movements (OuiShare, Hackistan, Business Improvement Districts - BIDs Belgium).
The Civic Tech Summit in itself will take place in Brussels, a 3-day event that will gather citizens, entrepreneurs, cutting-edge innovators, corporate actors and public officials for 3 days of deep immersion, co-creation and formal collaborations. This is not a traditional conference, nor a one-time event, it is rather a collaborative experiment that can become a future reality where citizens, innovators, companies and public institutions work together to ensure inclusiveness, transparency and fairness in society.