Smart City
- we’re all going digital!

- we’re all going digital! Brussels Smart City - we’re all going digital! 2018-12-01 12:00:00 2018-12-01 17:00:00 Halles Saint-Géry Place Saint-Géry, 1 - 1000 Brussels A 'smart' Region is a region that strives for optimal integration of all its citizens, and the digital element is one of the indispensable levers for facilitating this inclusion. Brussels Smart City: we’re all going digital is the next event we are organising for you to explore the numerous innovative solutions that allow everyone to jump on board the digital transition train, in an interactive and fun way. Many actors are working on a daily basis to reduce the digital gap and enable the maximum number of people to take full advantage of the services offered by the computer, the Internet and digitisation. This includes all areas of life, on a personal or professional level. They will be waiting to meet you on Saturday 1st December from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Halles Saint-Géry. The event is open to everyone. More information will be available soon on this site.

Smart Village

SmartVillage Atelier du web - the digital public space for Saint-Gilles

Atelier du web - the digital public space for Saint-Gilles

,,The Atelier du Web is a digital public space whose main aim is to reduce the digital gap and promote individual development for all through the use of new ICT.

SmartVillage BeCode


,,BeCode gives trainees a 7-month intensive course in coding so that they can learn to develop websites and apps. It’s all completely free thanks to a combination of meta-learning and an active methodology. BeCode welcomes everyone but gives jobseekers priority.

SmartVillage Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde

Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde

,,Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde opened in 1924 to give blind and partially sighted people their own space and a comfortable, quality life. It offers training on compensation tools and techniques.

SmartVillage Brusselleer – Centrum voor Basiseducatie

Brusselleer – Centrum voor Basiseducatie

,,Brusselleer is the Centre for Adult Basic Education in the Brussels Capital Region. We organise diverse training courses to help people to learn new and to improve existing skills: NT2 courses, NT2 literacy, maths, IT, etc. Course participants can learn how to use a laptop, smartphone or tablet, or increase their knowledge of these devices. Brusselleer also establishes contact with other organisations to jointly work towards closing the digital gap.

SmartVillage Castii - center arts, sciences, technologies, innovations and inclusion

Castii - center arts, sciences, technologies, innovations and inclusion

,,The Brussels-Capital Region has chosen the CASTII project (Centre Arts, Sciences, Technologies, Innovations et Inclusion) run by iMAL to receive European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 support. This support will allow iMAL to expand and renovate its premises. An innovative programme of activities designed especially for residents in the Canal neighbourhood will bring a new audience to the centre (opening at the end of 2019). These activities have been created alongside the project’s two social partners, LES asbl and the Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek. The CASTII stand, which will be manned by members of iMAL, LES asbl and the MCCS Fablab’ke, will present the results of the various digital projects.

SmartVillage CF2D


,,CF2D is a social enterprise offering services and carrying out research in the field of sustainable development. It innovates to stimulate businesses and create jobs.

SmartVillage CIRB-CIBG


,,The BRIC is the public interest agency that aims to become the technologically neutral, competitive, reliable and high-quality partner of all public institutions in the Brussels-Capital Region that wish to take an informed and proactive approach to introducing innovative and coherent ICT in order to optimise efficiency on the one hand and improve the user-friendliness of the services offered to the people and businesses of Brussels as well as visitors to the city on the other hand.

SmartVillage CodeNPlay


,,To prepare them for the digital future, CodeNPlay trains primary school children and their teachers in thinking digitally through the medium of robotics.

SmartVillage Digital Seniors by FMD sprl

Digital Seniors by FMD sprl

,,Seniors Tab is a new all-round solution promoting autonomy and safety and responding to the challenge older and/or dependent people face when using IT. It's also a way of having fun, growing, learning, and training their memories and reflexes.

SmartVillage Ecole 19

Ecole 19

,,19 is an innovative IT school. It’s free of charge and has neither teachers nor degrees. It’s open all year round, 24/7. The aim is to get youngsters aged 18 to 30 - a priority in Belgium - into work.

SmartVillage Fablab’ke


,,The House of Cultures of the City of Molenbeek hosts the fablab’ke. This project, financed by EU Feder, is a partnership between iMAL asbl, LES asbl and the Municipality of Molenbeek. Our goal is to provide a place for new experiences, research and teaching for kids and teenagers. Our fablab has traditional equipment like a laser cutter, 3D printers, a CNC, Arduino kits, soldering equipment and woodworking tools. Although we are still in the development phase, we are hosting weekly workshops already (one for school, one for teenagers / year long, and a family lab).The “ke” in “Fablab’ke” is a diminutive suffix in the Brussels dialect, indicating that our fablab is small.


,,Fablabmobile brussels is a local project aiming to raise awareness among and train young people in digital creative technologies. It takes its Tech Truck and fabbikes, equipped with 3D printers and a robotics kit, out to meet young people aged 10 to 18.

SmartVillage Fobagra


,,Fobagra is a non-profit whose aim is to give disadvantaged groups access to digital, social and professional opportunities. It offers services for social and educational organisations (non-profits, local authorities, public welfare centres, libraries, etc.) to help them manage their digital public spaces and train their clients in how to use IT.

SmartVillage Gluon


,,Gluon creates a connection between science, technology and art. Its educational programme includes the STARTS Academy (Wednesday afternoons at Fablab Brussels), the Gluon Labs (during school holidays) and pop-up demonstrations in schools and cultural centres.

SmartVillage HackYourFuture Belgium

HackYourFuture Belgium

,,HackYourFuture is a coding school for working-age refugees held every Sunday at BeCentral. The six-month programme is divided into 8 modules each lasting 3 weeks. It is taught by volunteer coaches.

SmartVillage Handyfriend


,,Handyfriend puts families who have a member with a physical and/or mental disability in touch with carers.

SmartVillage Innoviris, the Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation

Innoviris, the Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation

,,Innoviris is the Brussels Institute for the encouragement of scientific research and innovation. Our mission is to support and stimulate research, development and innovation in and for Brussels through the funding of innovative projects by companies, research organisations and the non-commercial sector.

SmartVillage Interface3


,,Interface3 has 11 skills training courses preparing students for IT sector jobs and other jobs that intensively use ITC in order to encourage women to get involved in developing the digital society. 76% of women trained find a job within a year!

SmartVillage itsme


,,itsme®,itsme®, your digital ID, to log in securely, to share your ID data or to sign by using your mobile phone. That litany of passwords and user names, away with it. With the itsme® app, you can easily say who you are, and you can always log in safely. 1 app and 1 code, in all peace and security. Easily sharing your data to create an account, yes, but you don't want to make everything public. With itsme®, you know exactly when and what information you share. Be in control of your data. With itsme® you no longer need a card reader to finalize your (trans)actions. Just enter the 5 digits of your itsme® code and ready. Bye bye card reader! Get rid of all the paperwork and sign with itsme®. This qualified electronic signature will replace your old fashioned handwritten signature and will make your life easier. No more paperwork.

SmartVillage Kamelego vzw

Kamelego vzw

,,Kamelego is a non-profit offering the seven main Flemish newspapers in spoken versions so that people with reading difficulties (blind, partially sighted, dyslexic, illiterate, etc.) can enjoy them. These audio journals can be read online using the “anderslezen” app. The principle is that everyone should be able to stay up to date with the news, culture, leisure, sport, etc.

SmartVillage Le Wagon

Le Wagon

,,Le Wagon is a nine-week web development bootcamp for entrepreneurs and creatives. It teaches trainees the skills needed to move from an idea to a prototype. No technical background is necessary to join the adventure. Just motivation.

SmartVillage Ligue Braille

Ligue Braille

,,The Ligue Braille aims to support blind and partially sighted people so that they can develop their autonomy and integrate into society. It defends their interests and needs and raises awareness among the public.

SmartVillage Luisterpuntbibliotheek


,,Luisterpuntbibliotheek is the Flemish library for people with reading difficulties (blind, partially sighted, physical limitations, aphasia, dyslexia). Its collection includes around 26,000 DAISY audio books (on CDs or online) and around 15,000 braille books. Becoming a member, borrowing books and sending them is free.

SmartVillage Maks


,,Maks has been working for the last 20 years to promote digital inclusion and media access in the Brussels-Capital Region’s most disadvantaged areas. It offers all sorts of digital activities: programming, basic IT courses, digital storytelling, video CVs, etc.

SmartVillage MolenGeek


,,MolenGeek aims to make new technologies and innovative entrepreneurship available to everyone, particularly people who have no academic or technological qualifications, through a Coding School, short courses, hackathons, an incubator and a coworking space.

SmartVillage My Jack

My Jack

,,My Jack is a solution that helps keep older people in their own homes. How? Each My Jack member has their own personal assistant who assesses their needs. It centralises and implements all of the services an older person could need.

SmartVillage Octapi


,,OCTAPI develops intelligent homes and a safe environment for older people. Its communication platform ensures that everything is well within the home and reassures the family. It also brings isolated people closer to their support network.

SmartVillage Œuvre Nationale des Aveugles

Œuvre Nationale des Aveugles

,,Since 1922 the ONA has worked with and for blind and partially sighted people. Its support services promote their integration into society.

SmartVillage Roue de secours asbl

Roue de secours asbl

,,Roue de secours is a non-profit teaching coding to children and teenagers.

SmartVillage Solival asbl

Solival asbl

,,The non-profit Solival offers free technical advice to help people with physical, mental and sensory disabilities and people who have lost their independence live independently in their own homes.

SmartVillage Soulo


,,Soulo strengthens the link between residents in residential centres and their care staff. The families capture their loved one’s life story and share it with the care centre. Soulo is free for care centres and their residents.

SmartVillage Steunpunt Woningaanpassing Brussel

Steunpunt Woningaanpassing Brussel

,,Steunpunt Woningaanpassing Brussel is an initiative from Kenniscentrum vzw, in collaboration with Thuiszorg Brabant and Iris Thuiszorg. The aim is to inform older people and disabled people and guide them towards a more adapted, accessible lifestyle. These people often live in homes that are not suited to their needs.

SmartVillage Survivinginbrussels


,, is a new website to help homeless people and those working in the sector. It is ergonomic and user-friendly, and was developed based on its users’ needs. The information on the site is presented in real time.

SmartVillage Wijkpartenariaat-De Schakel

Wijkpartenariaat-De Schakel

,,Wijkpartenariaat-De Schakel is a non-profit fighting poverty in the Rue de Brabant neighbourhood. It strongly believes in the importance of culture and recreational activities, the digital society, lifelong learning and the well-being of people living in poverty. Its digital project focuses on the tangible aspects (access and durability) and intangible aspects (skills, support) of the digital divide.


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