Activities proposed by public interest organisations
Celebrate Brussels with a few of Brussels’ public institutions. Find out about their everyday work and projects.
- Plastic fishing – Canal it up & Port of Brussels
Are you interested in plastic fishing on a kayak in the canal? Non-profit organisation Canal it Up, in collaboration with the Port of Brussels, explains the impact of waste on the canal's water quality and gives you solutions to remedy it.
9 May 2021 from 10:00 to 14:00 - Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate: surname + first name + desired time + Iris Festival 9 May 2021
- 'The canal area supported by Europe' bike tour - SPRB/Brussels International DG/FEDER Department
Thanks to support from the European Union (FEDER), many projects under development are helping towards the economic regeneration and cohesion of the canal! A bike tour, guided by Pro Vélo and accessible to all, will take you to see them along the edge of the canal. (Tour in French or Dutch)
8 May at 10:00 (FR)/9 May at 10:00 (NL) - Registration
- Resuscitation, extraction and diver demonstrations - SIAMU Firebru.brussels (Demonstration in French or Dutch)
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation demonstration
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a manoeuvre to be performed on a person who has had a heart attack, by compressing their rib cage with your hands. If it is done soon enough, CPR significantly increases their chances of survival.
9 May - Registration
In a road accident, the deformation of a vehicle's body may prevent a victim from getting out. The fire brigade will give a demonstration of their powerful tools, necessary to cut into the vehicle and release victims.
Certain firemen specialise in water interventions. In a rescue demonstration in the canal, the diver team explains how they work and the equipment they use. This activity is subject to the availability of the divers who are on-call.
8 May and 9 May - Registration
Smartphone scavenger hunts
- Route 1: Discover the European Quarter
Set off to discover the European district. Discover the architectural, historical and artistic points of interests on this fun adventure tailored to families.
Difficulty: easy (pushchair accessible) / Distance: around 5 km
Starting point: Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, 1000 Brussels
- Route 2: Flagey and its secrets
Discover the secrets of the Flagey neighbourhood on this treasure hunt! In this 100% urban adventure for couples or friends, set off to find architectural, historic and artistic points of interest.
Difficulty: easy (pushchair accessible) / Distance: around 6km
Starting point: Place Flagey, 1050 Brussels