The European district of Brussels, often considered a cold and administrative area, has become a rather monofunctional business centre. This observation was the starting point for the "mixity panel" organised by the European Neighbourhood Fund in May 2011, which sought plans and ideas for introducing a mix of functions into the district and transforming it into an attractive multifunctional area. The conclusions of this panel led in 2012 to the creation of the eQuama (European Quarter Area Management Association). The short-term vision is to attract users and visitors to lively and animated public spaces, while in a second phase, the European Quarter should become an attractive area for permanent residence, in parallel with commercial development. eQuama will gradually transform public spaces into Urban Living Spaces (ULS) by thinking, creating and living the space. A ULC is a public space with a clear identity and positioning through its design and the animations and events it offers. The strategic role of eQuama in relation to the public space of the European Quarter should be seen as a laboratory: experimenting with new ways of using this space through temporary projects. After evaluation, the selected projects can be transferred to the competent authorities who can implement them on a permanent basis. eQuama is launching several projects with the ambition to bring together different target groups: Brussels residents, tourists, employees, etc. Please visit our website equama.com (website to be inserted) for more informationTranslated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
JEF Brussels is the Brussels section of the Young European Federalists, a youth organisation active in most European countries and aiming to promote European integration and cooperation through the strengthening and democratisation of the European Union.
The project is also supported by the Brussels-Capital Region (via its call for projects Stadsmakers), the cabinet of the Brussels minister Sven Gatz, Urbicoon and the House of European History, which we would like to thank, once again, for its precious logistical support.