Community

Neither inter-cultural nor inter-generational exchanges are ever straightforward within urban neighbourhoods. The social workers of the various districts are going, in the context of the SUN project, to experiment with innovative actions in terms of social integration, which will be the subject of regular exchanges, in order to identify the most relevant means of reinforcing social cohesion within the urban districts. A research will also be carried out on the history of immigration within the Euregio, in order to make inhabitants aware that they have a common history. Furthermore, the SUN project’s euregional dimension will enable the organization of exchanges between the residents of the different districts, which should not only enable mutual learning, but also offer an opening towards the outside world and a reinforcement of Euro-regional consciousness.

Leader of this action

COS-Limburg (Netherlands)

Operational Team

2011-06-16 | Success for Saint Léon'ART

The St Léonard district is home to a vibrant art scene. On the weekend of 6–8 May 2011, the district was transformed into one giant exhibition, and residents and passers-by alike were invited to discover some of the district’s artistic locations, both well known and obscure.

2011-03-21 | St-Léonard looks for shopkeeper

At the end of 2009, a survey was conducted among the residents of the district to better identify what they needed in terms of shops nearby.

The results highlighted that the residents wanted to see specific shops open up such as: an artisan bakery, an organic grocer’s, a sandwich bar, etc.

In February, large screens summarising what was missing in the district were put up in the empty shops in order to encourage such business to move in!

More info and results of this survey can be read on the french page.

2011-03-21 | Sustainable economic plan for Unterstadt

From mid-March, the company Projektplan is starting to draw up a sustainable economic plan for the retail trade location Unterstadt. The town of Eupen is asking business people and the residents of Unterstadt to support the work by taking part in the consultation. Naturally, all information gathered will be subject to data protection and remain anonymous. Those behind the project and the interviewers would like to thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

2010-12-09 | A Kiosk in the Temsepark

Upon request of the population, a wooden chalet should be transformed into a kiosk, with a function as meeting place and as a tourist infodesk.  De first discussions already took place and the renovation is planned for the summer of 2011.

2010-05-28 | Drink for Traders in St Léonard

Supported by the SUN project, a new traders committee was created in the St Léonard quarter. On 28 May, they organised a convivial meet-up with drinks to which all traders and customers from the quarter were invited. It was a resounding success!