Belgian and British singers have made a special recording of the finale of an opera inspired by Simon Gronowski, the 11-year-old from Brussels who escaped the notorious train to Auschwitz in 1943
A fire in the De Liereman nature reserve has been extinguished, but the damage will take ‘decades’ for nature to repair
In the refugee camps of Greece, the coronavirus crisis is hitting an already vulnerable population hard. Emergency funding from the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM), of which the King Baudouin Foundation is a founding member, is supporting the work of eight NGOs on the islands
With more than one in five citizens at risk of poverty or social exclusion, the EESC proposes minimum standards in unemployment insurance to better support, protect and reintegrate those who are out of work, no matter where in the EU they live
Juan Mata, Megan Rapinoe, Jurgen Klopp: three of the many names in the world of football who are doing their bit to ensure their sport is used as a force for good. Through the Common Goal movement, they are among the football players and managers who have pledged to donate 1% of their salary to non-profits dedicated to social change
The death of Frederik Vanclooster, who drowned after falling into the Brussels-Scheldt canal on New Year’s Eve, is inspiring the city to take a look at infrastructural changes
A neat way of exploring a city while getting some exercise in, jogging allows you to reach the must-see spots of the Belgian capital quickly and easily. Brussels resident and enthusiastic runner Sally Tipper joins an expert guide to get a unique tour of the city
Today, people of almost 200 nationalities call Brussels home. Migration has long shaped the city, and it’s hard to imagine it without its international dimension. In celebration of that fact, a new museum in Molenbeek has collected the stories of some of the people who have travelled from far and wide and in vastly differing circumstances to make a new life here. Whatever your own migration story, you’ll find echoes of it within the museum’s walls.
The First World War centenary years saw media attention around the world turn to Ypres and the battlefields of West Flanders. With that attention brought a huge increase in tourists. Had you visited in 2014, for example, you’d have been one of almost 800,000 people paying their respects at military cemeteries, listening to moving testimonies at the In Flanders Fields Museum or standing in silence for the Last Post at the Menin Gate. That’s more than double the average for the years le...
Detention of migrants is a practice used extensively by authorities across Europe. The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) supports three pilot projects in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Poland demonstrating that engagement-based case management is not only less harmful but also more effective than immigration detention