Press Releases Lunch time session on local elections Friday 28 September

Lunch time session on local elections Friday 28 September

Q&A on the municipal elections in Brussels


Special lunchsession for the international community in Brussels


The municipal elections will take place on 14 October 2018. In Brussels, the number of non Belgians who have registered to vote has increased with 24% compared to the last municipal elections of 2012! The number has reached 49,406 – enough voters to elect 54 city councillors and 11 aldermen across the 19 communes. Plus, each city councillor will need on average 36 more votes to get elected, so October’s elections will be more competitive and inclusive for everyone.

Many expats will be voting for the first time and still have a lot of questions such as “How does the electoral system work in Belgium?” “Who are we electing exactly?” “Which powers do they have?” “Is it possible to vote in English?” “Where can we find information to help us choose who to vote for?” …

This is why, within the series of lunch lectures on the municipal elections organised by Brussels Academy in Molenbeek, we will dedicate this specific session to the international community in Brussels: a Q&A that will take place in English, in the European Quarter.

Open to everyone – Don’t hesitate to bring your sandwich or snack


This seminar is free to access, although seats are limited so you will need to register before Friday 28th September


63 Avenue d’Auderghem, 1040 Etterbeek, at the Office of the Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations (CEIO).


Free contribution


Karin IMPENS, Brussels Commissioner’s office

Organised by Brussels Academy / Brussels for Europe in collaboration with the Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations, Equama and VoteBrussels

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