INSPIRE Conference 2014

16 June 2014

The 8th Inspire Conference will take place in Aalborg Denmark, 16-20 June 2014 on the topic “Inspire for good governance”.  The deadline to submit abstracts is the 14 March 2014.

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World Environment Day

05 June 2014

The World Environment Day aims at raising public awareness towards environmental protection and its consequences on the quality of life and the survival of the planet.  In an urban region such as Brussels, the main issues are the  human pressure on environment and the risks for the population related to environmental hazards. The latest maps on flooding risks and hazards illustrate it.

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World Water Day

22 March 2014

Adopted in 1992 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the World Water Day is the opportunity for States to raise public awareness for the conservation and management of water resources.

Information on the various waterways of the Brussels Region is accessible via the following link.

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Public consultation about the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the EU

24 February 2014

Public consultation about the implementation of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the EU.

The European Commission initiates a vast consultation of all stakeholders and citizens concerned by the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive (2007/2/EC). You can express your opinion until 24 February 2014.

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International Migrants Day

18 December 2013

The United Nations’ International Migrants Day is an annual event to reassert and promote migrants’ rights. Brussels, a cosmopolitan city on a human scale, harbours many migrants with all kinds of backgrounds, mainly due to her role as the capital of Europe. The Brussels-Capital Region, as a centre for higher education, attracts many young people from Flanders and Wallonia. The highest concentration of migrants is situated around the European neighbourhood en the city centre, but also in some neighbourhoods in the so-called “second crown”, specifically in the western part of the Region.

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