Brussels, Belgium

Chapter name: PTPI Europe
Chapter president: Chalks Corriette
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Call: +32.478.482023
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Living in a country where most things are catered for, finding that key thing that demonstrates our commitment to our community, has taken some time. Our most successful role to date, has been to be the enablers for many other projects, communities and initiatives. By hosting regular coffee mornings, job clubs, networking drinks, parties, workshops and volunteering days – together with our partner network, we have managed to connect a large community of locals and internationals living, working and playing in Belgium.

Yes, it does take quite some coordination and once you have the program in place, and the leaders for each element, the whole thing runs well with a coordination role needed by a small team to keep things moving. When you empower your community to make happen through the things that are important to them, their energy can drive the activities. The PTPI team ensure that our values are aligned with the activities, that our tools are adequate to support our community and the results actually do add value to a growing community of people needing to understand and experience our value.

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Vivre dans un pays où la plupart des choses sont prises en charge, trouver ce qui démontre notre engagement envers notre communauté, a pris un certain temps. Notre rôle le plus fructueux à ce jour a été d’être les catalyseurs de nombreux autres projets, communautés et initiatives. En organisant régulièrement des cafés matin, des clubs de travail, des boissons en réseau, des soirées, des ateliers et des journées de bénévolat – en collaboration avec notre réseau de partenaires, nous avons réussi à relier une grande communauté locale et internationale vivant, travaillant et jouant en Belgique.

Het leven in een land waar de meeste dingen zijn verzorgd, de vaststelling dat de belangrijkste ding dat toont onze betrokkenheid bij onze gemeenschap, heeft even geduurd. Onze meest succesvolle rol tot nu toe is geweest om de enablers voor vele andere projecten, gemeenschappen en initiatieven. Door het organiseren van gewone koffie ‘s ochtends, job clubs, netwerkborrel, feesten, workshops en vrijwilligerswerk dagen – samen met onze partner netwerk, zijn we erin geslaagd om een ​​grote gemeenschap van bewoners en internationals wonen, werken en spelen in België te sluiten.

A panoramic view of the grand place in the center of Brussels
  1. Rich Cultural Heritage: Belgium is known for its rich cultural heritage, with cities like Brussels, Antwerp, and Bruges boasting stunning medieval architecture, historic landmarks, and world-class museums. The Grand-Place in Brussels, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a must-visit, with its beautiful guildhalls and the iconic Atomium, a futuristic building from the 1958 World Exposition. Belgium is also renowned for its beer and chocolate culture, with numerous breweries and chocolatiers offering tastings and tours.
  2. Culinary Delights: Belgian cuisine is famous for its delicious offerings, making it a paradise for food lovers. From waffles to fries (yes, Belgian fries are a thing!), and from mussels to hearty stews like carbonade flamande, Belgium offers a diverse and tasty culinary experience. Don’t forget to try the local specialty of moules-frites (mussels and fries) at a traditional Belgian brasserie. Belgium is also home to a wide variety of beers, including Trappist beers, lambics, and abbey ales, making it a paradise for beer connoisseurs.
  3. Stunning Natural Beauty: Belgium may be a small country, but it is home to breathtaking natural landscapes. The Ardennes region in southern Belgium is known for its picturesque forests, rolling hills, and charming villages, making it a great destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. The Belgian coastline along the North Sea offers sandy beaches and picturesque seaside towns, perfect for a relaxing beach getaway. Additionally, Belgium is known for its beautiful gardens and parks, such as the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken in Brussels and the iconic flower carpet in the Grand-Place, which are worth visiting for nature enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts alike.

Overall, Belgium offers a unique blend of rich culture, culinary delights, and natural beauty that make it a compelling destination for travelers seeking a diverse and memorable experience.