Civic Lab Brussels

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Civic Lab Brussels are biweekly meetings open to anyone working on or interested in open activities and projects.

Purpose[edit]

Presentation during Civic Lab Brussels
BeCentral: location of Civic Labs Brussels
BeCentral: location of Civic Labs Brussels

Civic Lab Brussels is an action-oriented group for those interested in creating solutions for local communities, mainly through technology. During our biweekly open gatherings (all backgrounds welcome) we work on civic projects, get feedback from tech and gov experts and learn about civic innovation and related concepts like open data, civic hacking and open government. Feel free to join!

When spoken about open, it is open as defined on http://opendefinition.org/   (Wikipedia article)

Meetings start at about 18:15 and have as program 30 minutes for short presentations, 2 hours for actions on the subjects of the presentations.

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History and background[edit]

With the start of Civic Lab Brussels in 2017, already 27 similar labs (open knowledge labs in Germany) existed around the world.

Since October 2017 also Civic Lab Ghent is organised, a spin-off of Civic Lab Brussels. Since March 2018 Civic Lab Leuven is organised, a second spin-off of Civic Lab Brussels.

Contacts[edit]

Partners[edit]

Co-organisers of Civic Lab Brussels are:

Location[edit]

Since the start Civic Lab Brussels has been organised at BeCentral at Cantersteen 10 in Brussels. This is the building of train station Brussels Central.

Timeline[edit]

Statistics[edit]

The metrics and statistics of this project are:

  • 1st: 33 people present, 4 presentations
  • 2nd: 12 people present, 4 presentations
  • 3rd: 19 people present, 3 presentations
  • 4th: 15 people present, 4 presentations
  • 5th: 16 people present, 5 presentations
  • 6th: 15 people present, 4 presentations
  • 7th: 40 people present, 9 presentations
  • 8th: 20 people present, 3 presentations
  • 9th: 8 people present, 2 presentations
  • 10th: 6 people present, 1 presentation about 2 subjects
  • 11th: 15 people present, 2 presentations
  • 12th: 12 people present, 3 presentations
  • 13th: 10 people present, 2 presentations
  • 14th: 5 people present, 0 presentations
  • 15th: 8 people present, 0 presentations (working session)
  • 16th: 13 people present, 0 presentations, 2 working groups meetings
  • 17th: 6 people present, 0 presentations (working session)
  • 18th: 10 people present
  • 19th: 8 people present (working session)
  • 20th: 16 people present (2 working sessions)
  • 21th: 17 people present (1 working session)
  • 22th: 12 people present
  • 23th: 15 people present
  • 24th: 16 people present
  • 25th: 10 people present
  • 26th: 15 people present

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