Verviers – Hodimont

The Hodimont neighbourhood is directly adjacent to Verviers city centre, from which it is separated by the Vesdre. To the west, the district is limited by the E42 motorway viaduct. Hodimont developed quickly during the 19th century, with the rise of the textile industry, but its decline was just as fast as that of its industry. Hodimont has approximately 4,300 residents, some 34% of whom are immigrants. It suffers from a declining image and significant socio-economic difficulties (the unemployment rate there is 30%). However, Hodimont has major potential: its proximity to the city centre, its multiculturality and its environment all are positive points that can be used to its advantage. As such, the local authorities have identified the district as requiring specific action and will soon be soliciting the regional authorities for important urban renewal work to be carried out there, necessary for the district to enjoy sustainable regeneration.

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2011-09-25 | Hodimont festival

The first ever Hodimont festival took place on Saturday 24 September. The event, which was organised as part of the SUN project, saw many of the district’s residents gather together under sunny skies in the rue du Moulin to enjoy a giant barbeque together. The main focus of the first ever festival was to ensure that everyone had a good time together; many different shows – including circus acts, juggling, dance, music and dog handling demonstrations – and a host of exciting stands provided entertainment for young and old alike.

2011-06-01 | Neighbourhood festival in Hodimont

Between 25 and 31 May, the district's residents and local associations sent out all manner of invitations. Working in collaboration with the SUN project, the non-profit organisation La Belle Diversité, the AMO Le Cap initiative and the Terrain d’aventure project, the Hodimont community support service and district committee organised a week of social events for the residents of Hodimont. The aim of these events was to bring residents from different areas of the district together over a drink and a slice of cake.

2011-02-18 | Greening project Eupen Unterstatd : pPublic projectcall

The town of Eupen is promoting the greening of Unterstadt. More nature in the town also means a better quality of life for residents. Greening brings life into the area and makes living there more attractive.

Alongside neighbours, schools, clubs or other groups, you can take part in this and submit an actual project: the greening of a small square, or a corner of a road, planting up roads, balconies, façades of buildings, etc.

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.

2010-11-06 | Still a greening project implemented in St-Léonard!

This Saturday, inhabitants of the Street "Petites Vignes" built two giant jardinières, made of "big bags" protected by chestnut fences. This project complements the efforts made by certain inhabitants who are already used to green their facade in order to make their street more pleasant to live. And after the effort, comes the time to celebrate the project!