We’re very happy to share this first version of the program for the upcoming ECA meeting in Brussels. Meanwhile, please check out our website for more information, join our Loomio group, and sign up for the mailing list by sending an email to [email protected]. Most importantly, you can still contribute to the co-creation of the ECA’s policy proposals leading up to the event. A second, final version of this program will be released one week before the event.



14:00 –17:00 Welcome & Organizing at SMART.be | Rue Emile Feron 70, 1060 Bruxelles

The coordination team will be working out of SMART’s main offices in St. Gilles. This is a chance to visit their space and meet other participants in the ECA network. http://smartbe.be/en/

17:30 – 22:00 Social Evening at Zinneke | Place Masui 13, 1000 Bruxelles

A social evening to get acquainted and warm up in an informal reception setting. This is an important get together to build solidarity going in to the main session the following day. http://www.zinneke.org/?lang=en

Local commoners from Brussels will also propose different activities (more information soon).


9:00 – 12:00 (Alternate activity) Local Organizing | Rue Emile Feron 70, 1060 Bruxelles

For those who do not participate in the Visitor Group Tour of Parliament, we will gather at the SMART headquarters and continue the work with local Brussels groups.

10:00 – 10:30 Accreditation for Visitor Group Tour of Parliament* | Espace Léopold

Gathering for security verification for those going on the tour of Parliament. The exact location will be given in the second version of the program.
*Required for reimbursement, maximum 100 participants.

10:30 – 12:00 Visitor Group Tour of Parliament

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break | Free time – Around European Quarter

An open break to leave the Parliament for lunch (not provided). It is recommended to stay in the area.

14:00 – 14:30 Entry and Accreditation for Parliament Session** | Espace Léopold

Arrive early to go through security, and get accredited if you didn’t take the AM tour.
**Max. 130 participants

14:30 PM – 18:00 European Commons Assembly in European Parliament | EFD Room

With a 140-person strong coalition of commoners from around Europe, we enter the European Parliament together for a co-organized, facilitated session. We highlight how the commons can inform EU policy, in both content – with policy proposals – and form, through a participatory methodology.

18:30 – 22:00 Reception at Mundo-b | Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Bruxelles (10 min walk)

Directly after the session, we walk together to Mundo-b for a reception to celebrate and reflect on our work together. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the in-house Kamilou Café.


9:30 to 12:30 European Commons Assembly Group Session | Zinneke – Place Masui 13, 1000

Everyone is welcome to attend the Assembly for a co-organized and facilitated session dedicated to stand in solidarity around our diverse struggles for the commons and discuss the future direction of the network of European commoners. We also take advantage of the time to plan follow up actions, before saying our goodbyes.

Click here to download the program (PDF)

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