Reinventing Local Politics
Brussels will be the heart of a new global political phenomenon known as municipalism.
The first fearless cities event took place in Barcelona from 9 to 11 june 2017 organized by Barcelona en Comú.
The sinergies created at that time and place were so strong that it turned into a global municipalist network. Since then, these neighbourhood movements, mayors and local councilors have been collaborating to build global networks of solidarity and hope from the bottom up.
Some of the members of Webrussels, a fluid, open team of engaged citizens went to Barcelona and they got inspired by that moment. They decided to apply to host the next fearless cities in Brussels. In 2018 this dream became true.
After Barcelona, Warsaw and New York, Brussels joins the family of cities to host a “municipalist” summit. Fearless Cities is a two day conference designed to discuss a more open, transparent, flexible, inclusive and caring way to manage the city. Social, cultural and street workers, entrepreneurs, artists, activists and engaged citizens are currently busy learning to govern themselves and take things on their own hands. They will be present, but we also need you to join this unique democratic public space we are going to create during 2 days in September.
Each event is to Inspire people to reflect on democracy. Make more people aware of the power they could have. It also will create a space for organizations to network and collaborate : they have become owners of the topic (environment, movility etc) and they can create new synergies to take their efforts to the next level.