Join ALDA for an Event on Social Post-COVID Urban Revitalisation in Brussels

Jun 17, 2024

Youth empowerment & Education Linked project:

ALDA is thrilled to invite you to an enlightening event in Brussels on 20th June 2024, focusing on social post-COVID urban revitalisation. This event, part of the SPUR (Social PostCovid Urban Revitalisation) project funded by the CERV Programme of the European Commission, aims to explore the crucial topic: “What socialisation for elderly and youngsters now, at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic?” The event will take place from 14:30 to 17:00 at L’Orangerie Hap within Jean-Felix Parc in Etterbeek.

The SPUR project is a collaborative initiative involving six European Municipalities: Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani in Italy, Metropolitan City of Milan in Italy, Commune d’Etterbeek in Belgium, Harghita County in Romania, Grad Vodnjan-Dignano in Croatia, and Vila do Conde in Portugal.

The goal is to share best practices for social integration of youngsters and elderly, particularly those from vulnerable backgrounds such as migratory, disability, or gender backgrounds.

During the pandemic, many individuals experienced severe isolation, and the long-term effects of COVID-19 are still felt by some. The SPUR project is designed to address these issues. By collecting data through surveys and focus groups, the six partner municipalities aim to identify the actual socialisation needs of their target groups. This data-driven approach will help tailor local pilot activities to foster connection and integration. The project also seeks to identify sustainable solutions for reactivating socialisation in these communities, inspired by acts of solidarity seen during the pandemic.

The event’s programme will include a presentation of the SPUR project, showcasing successful practices during the pandemic from Etterbeek, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Vila do Conde, Harghita County, and Grad Vodnjan-Dignano. This will be followed by a Q&A session and a debate, providing an opportunity for attendees to engage and share their insights. The event will conclude with closing remarks and social drinks, offering a relaxed environment for further networking.

We encourage you and your team to register for this important event. You can sign up using the registration form available in French, Dutch, and English.

This event marks the beginning of SPUR’s journey, and there will be more opportunities for networking and collaboration in the future. The next international event is scheduled for October 2024 in Milan. However, we are particularly excited to see you on 20th June in Etterbeek, where we can come together to discuss and develop strategies for social integration post-pandemic.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Alice Grazio at

You can also follow SPUR on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram for updates.

We look forward to seeing you there and working together to revitalise social connections within our communities. This event promises to be a significant step towards understanding and addressing the social needs of our elderly and young people in a post-COVID world. Join us in this important conversation and contribute to shaping a more connected and inclusive future!