“World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it.” ― Robert Schuman
Day 1.: Thursday 27 April 2017: Welcome to Brussels
We are happy to welcome you to Brussels, the Capital in the Heart of Europe. Our weekend together starts with a Pre-programme. It is when you will receive your badge and have a chance to familiarise yourself with a number of activities awaiting for you in the coming days. This is the day to meet new and old friends from other European Capitals, while tasting delicious Belgian beers, fries and the famous waffles.
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch and registration for early comers (not included in conference price)
Location: Brewdog, Putterie 20, 1000 Bruxelles
14.30 – 16.00 Chocolate Walk - Activity to Discover Brussels
Location: different check points around the City centre. Meeting point: Leonidas shop, Rue Neuve 140, 1000 Brussels
Official Programme: Registration and Opening Ceremony
18.00 - 18.30 Registration
18.30 - 18.40 Opening and welcome
Katinka Mészáros, JCI The Heart of Europe, Conference Director of ECM 2017
18.40 - 18.50 History of ECM
Daniel Ziska, JCI Berlin, Founder of ECM
18.50 - 19.10 Welcome to the City Hall of Brussels
Els Ampe, Echevine Bruxelles Ville, Honorary JCI member
19.10-19.30 Welcome from the three Brussels chapters: JCI Brussel, JCI Bruxelles and JCI The Heart of Europe Senators
19.30-20.30 Light dinner and networking cocktail
Location: the Prestigious City Hall of Brussels, Grand Place, 1000 Bruxelles
23.00 Night ECM at Delirium Café,
Location : Impasse de la Fidélité 4, 1000 Bruxelles
Day 2.: Friday, 28 April 2017: Discover the Belgian Culture
Today we will explore what Brussels has to offer – all the delicious treats first-hand!
9.00-10.00 Visit of the Parliamentarium
Location: Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles
9.30-12.30 Visit of the European Parliament
Location and meeting point TBC: Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles
Important: Bring your ID card or Passport!
12.30-14.00 Lunch: Exki, Place Luxembour
14.30-17.00 Guided Tour with Belgian specialty tastings
Meeting Point: in front of the Royal Palace
19.00 Dinner at Le Roy d'Espagne
Location: Grand-Place 1, 1000 Brussels, 2nd floor
Day 3.: Saturday, 29 April 2017: Living together: Fostering sustainable cities and communities
The theme of today is “Living together” in order to foster sustainable cities and communities.
Today we will have different high-level speakers and actors active in Brussels involved in successful projects that aim to redefine the urban space; show how communities live together and make positive change on the society in Brussels. In addition, we will have debates and working sessions where we will propose real projects that will be built up in every European capital city, increasing our chances to change the diffidence in confidence, the competition into collaboration and the hostility in hospitality.
To crown a full day of activities you are invited to the Superheroes Summit! Make sure to bring your super heroes outfit!
Location for the whole day: ICAB, Rue des Pères Blancs 4, 1040 Brussels
10.00-10.30 Arrival and late registration (for weekend participants)
10.30-10.40 Opening and Welcoming from the organizing team
10.40-11.00 Opening Keynote
Peter Wollaert, UNITAR Fellow, Managing Director CIFAL Flanders
11.00-12.00 Moderated interactive session
Pascal Smet, Minister of Mobility and Public Works in Brussels
Christos Doulkeridis, Member of Wallonia Parliament
More to come...
12.00-12.15 Coffee break
12.15-13.00 Presentation of local initiatives with Q&A
Project 1: Pool is cool
Project 2: Purifungi
Project 3: Tridea
Project 4: To be confirmed
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-15.00 Break-out session part 1: Workshop in groups to create cross-border projects in Europe
Moderated session with Solenne Ingamor and Audrey Taverna
Inspired by JCI Impact
We will award the "Best project idea" during the gala evening!
15.00-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.45 Break-out session part 2
16.45-17.00 Closing remarks
19.45-03.00 ECM Gala Dinner, Voting ECM 2018 and Superheroes party!
Dress code: Chic or Superheroes - Dress as your favorite superhero or invent your own costume. Are you inspired by sustainability? Show us your own creation!
Location: THON Hotel City Centre, Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Bruxelles; Oslo I Room
Day 4.: Sunday, 30 April 2017: Closing of ECM 2017
As all good things come to an end, so does the ECM this year. Today is the last day of the ECM 2017 meeting and we hope you enjoyed your stay in the Heart of Europe. We hope to see you again at the next European Capital Meeting. A bientot!
11.00-14.00 Brunch and Closing Ceremony
Location: THON Hotel City Centre, Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Brussels
*Please note that the programme is subject of change. The venues and programme points will be confirmed and updated regularly. Please consult this page for updates.
For more information, contact us.