Belgium

Ghost Children | A new award for Roeselare-Dogbo birth registration scheme!

“The Ghost Children Fight” was awarded best feature-length documentary at Amnesty international ...
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#WorldChildrensDay: Your free 52′ home cinema session

On this International Children’s Rights Day, PLATFORMA offers the free viewing of the&nbs...
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The SDGs should be seen as a tool to overcome the crisis

Local and regional government and EU institutions representatives discussed on the role of the Susta...
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The PLATFORMA family welcomes three new partners!

On 25 June, PLATFORMA welcomed three new partners during an Extraordinary meeting of the Political C...
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Discover VVSG three new publications on the SDGs

The SDGs are now firmly anchored at the local policy level in Flanders, but VVSG continues to inspir...
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Flemish mayors explain the Sustainable Development Goals in video

In a short film launched by the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG), the mayors ...
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Project 3/12: Bornem (Belgium) – Nquthu (South Africa)

For the second time, PLATFORMA has decided to reward the best city-to-city and region-to-region inte...
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Over 45 cities joining in for the 2019 European Days of Local Solidarity!

(updated on 19/11/19) The annual European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) are taking place for the f...
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Global Goals Week 2019: a series of events and activities in Latvian municipalities

In the framework of the Global Goals Week 2019 the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governm...
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Benin and Belgium give birth to award-winning children’s scheme

Without a birth certificate, people struggle to register for schools, obtain a passport, open a bank...
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Zoersel (Belgium)-Bohicon (Benin): winning by twinning

PLATFORMA has decided to reward the best city to city and region to region international cooperation...
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Roeselare (Belgium)-Dogbo (Benin): No kids without birth certificates

PLATFORMA has decided to reward the best city to city and region to region international cooperation...
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Ixelles (Belgium)-Zababdeh (Palestine): Millennium Youth Project

PLATFORMA has decided to reward the best city to city and region to region international cooperation...
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Edegem (Belgium)-San Jerónimo (Peru): Town twinning, strengthening governance

PLATFORMA has decided to reward the best city to city and region to region international cooperation...
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Interview with Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen, on how to create better cities for migrants

In 2016, the Mayor of Mechelen, Bart Somers, received the ‘World Mayor’ Prize for his work in we...
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Local governments implementing the SDGs in Flanders

The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) started an awareness raising campaign re...
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Mayor of Mechelen wins World Mayor Prize

The mayor of Mechelen (Belgium), Bart Somers, has been awarded the 2016 World Mayor Prize, for his w...
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Dogbo records births by sms

The city of Dobgo in Benin uses new technologies to register births, thanks to a partnership with th...
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