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OPEN UP THE CITY

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Education

 

(1) In Brussels, with its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, embracing trilingualism and enhancing language learning in schools is essential. That's why I call for every student to be supported in the knowledge of at least three languages.

(2) Aligning school holidays across Dutch- and French-speaking systems will improve coordination for families in our bilingual region.

(3) Implementing dual learning, which combines practical and theoretical education, can better equip students for the job market by fostering adaptability and aligning with market demands, especially if the business sector supports it.

(4) The Brussels premium for teachers is crucial; it compensates for their unique challenges, supporting a motivated workforce and enhancing educational quality.

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Entrepreneurship

(1) Beyond being the political heart of institutions, Brussels is a vibrant entrepreneurial center and an important capital for start-ups. Over the next five years, the focus will be on transforming Brussels' entrepreneurial landscape by harnessing the city's vast talent pool and energising the crucial sectors that drive the economy, including the small manufacturers

(2)  I call for encouraging start-ups through supporting academic research.

(3) I call for financial incentives to companies that facilitate daycare for children: a win-win for addressing our daycare shortage and the activation rate.  

(4) Additionally, I call for breathing new life into neglected cultural buildings by linking them with entrepreneurs, further enhancing new business opportunities and encouraging more employment in the tourism and leisure sector.

Brussels is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Our citizens are our ambassadors for our entrepreneurial landscape in at least 184 countries - that is an opportunity for our capital to be represented in the entire world and one we shouldn't shy away from.

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Housing

(1) Equalising Energy Performance Certificates across Belgium would mean that homes across Belgium would be subject to the same energy standards and therefore valued the same way. This is why the norms for Brussels should reflect those of Flanders, so that our Brussels homes can be valued equally.

(2) Simplifying the application process for renovation and building which is currently too complex and it is unclear whether projects are subject to the region or the commune. I call for the communes to take the lead for all projects involving apartments and single-family houses, because the communes can asses the needs of citizens and neighborhoods better.

(3) Protecting the reduced tax of 6% on all renovations will support the 250,000 homes in Brussels that must undergo energy renovations by 2033, and another 500,000 homes by 2043.  

(4) I call for a fiscal incentive to employers who use the mobility package for housing costs. Only a very small percentage of companies have offered the mobility package to support housing costs for their employees, but by incentivising it we can encourage new Brusseleirs to stay in Brussels.

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Day-to-Day

(1) Consolidating Brussels' six police zones into one enhances efficiency, coordination, and resource allocation across the region, leading to improved response times and crime management.

(2) Our city needs mobility management and infrastructure that allows everyone to move freely across the city. This also means reducing the amount of traffic and promoting public transport, cycling and other alternative means of mobility.

(3) I call for a more efficient trash pick-up system that is coherent among all Brussels communes and encourage the studies for alternative systems.

(4) I call for policies that promote cohesion amongst our communities, reduce division, and bring a positive impact on our day-to-day life.

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