The platform for Belgium's international community

Search form

menu menu
  • Daily & Weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment on our articles

How Brussels will be marking the 'Global Strike for the Future' on Friday

21:03 12/03/2019

People of all ages are invited on to the streets of Brussels this Friday, as the Belgian capital joins 90 countries worldwide in organising a "Global Strike for the Future".

The day of action follows a series of weekly climate marches by young people in the city, the biggest of which attracted more than 35,000 demonstrators.

"We demand the right to have a future worth living," the organisers of the Brussels march said. Similar events are planned in about 20 other Belgian cities.

The aim of the strike is to challenge the Belgian state to pursue an ambitious new climate policy - and to send a message to the European institutions ahead of the next summit on 21-22 March.

In the morning (10.00-12.30), ideas sessions will be organised at various Brussels venues where anybody can deliver a three-minute speech with suggestions on how to take action against climate change. Each idea will be put to a public vote.

In the afternoon, the march will set off from North Station at 13.30 and pass through downtown Brussels, finishing around 15.30 at Midi where there will be speeches, live music and information stands from associations and NGOs.

Six cinemas in Brussels will also organise screenings of Cyril Dion's documentary film, Tomorrow, which explores concrete steps that can be taken for a more sustainable future.

Written by The Bulletin



can someone please translate this into something that even remotely resembles something called "reality" please ?

Mar 13, 2019 17:03