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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,528 km2 (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376/km2 (970/sq mi). Belgium is part of an area known as the Low Countries, historically a somewhat larger region than the Benelux group of states, as it also included parts of northern France. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven.

Networks and sustainability initiatives

  • Citizens Spring, citizen movement "to rebuild our local communities to be more resilient. Our goal is to develop and support various citizen initiatives that bring citizens together and that focus on sustainable solutions."
  • Liege in Transition
  • Transitie Tervuren

Climate action


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Sing for the climate

Community involvement

  • G1000, Belgian platform for democratic innovation. "We develop and support new forms of citizen participation. We are active in municipalities, cities, regions and on national level. We are also involved in various international networks." added 15:10, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

Community energy

Ethical consumerism

Food activism


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Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle

  • RREUSE represents social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling



Cohousing in Belgium



Commons Josaphat

Youth initiatives

Jong Groen (English, Young Green) is the youth organisation of Groen, the Green party in Flanders and Brussels.

Past events


Mar 21 - 24 Citizen Spring


Sep 18 Car Free Sunday in Brussels

Other resources

News and comment


Belgian parliament votes to recognise international crime of ecocide, Dec 3[1]

The launch of bicycle parking initiatives in Belgium and the Netherlands, (date not found)[2]


Citizen Spring: The new movement connecting social enterprises across Brussels and Antwerp, May 19 [3]


A dazzlingly delicious taste of the future in Liége, Mar 27[4]


Meet the Transition Pinball Wizards! Apr 27 [5]


Car-free Belgium: why can't Brussels match Ghent's pedestrianised vision? Nov 28 [6]


How 22 Belgian streets turned into lively car-free parks this summer, September 4 [7]

Near you

Brussels - Ghent

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