Develop happy places of the third type and make them sustainable

Monday, 7 February 2022

POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ-PLS and its partners in the Place-3T project met from 24 to 26 January 2022 at the premises of LaVallée (Brussels) for a fruitful meeting, both in terms of inspiring discoveries of places in Brussels that allow social, cultural and entrepreneurial innovation, and in terms of more in-depth work on the results of the project!

During the three days of the meeting in Brussels, the Places-3T partnership made significant progress.

First, in terms of designing the project's tools: the partners clarified and brought together a first set of scenarios for future learning capsules called "mini-COOL". A mini-COOL that can take on many different looks and supports. The idea of ​​these capsules is more that of non-formal learning, learning by peers, learning through sharing and experience. Once all completed, the "mini-COOL" capsules will constitute the methodology for supporting the creation, animation and sustainability of places of the third type.

And then, the partnership visited three remarkable places in Brussels that will inspire the project and that will inspire you:

  • LaVallée: the 6,000m² cultural creation centre located in Molenbeek which provides workspaces, which offers rooms that can accommodate all kinds of events, and which organises a multitude of events.
  • Circularium: the large centre for local innovation and circular production, created from the transformation of more than 20,000m² of industrial surface located in Anderlecht.
  • House of Cultures and Social Cohesion (MCCS) of Molenbeek: the artistic space of public service of Molenbeek, a place of reception, meetings, exchanges and dialogue. The MCCS establishes direct relations with the inhabitants, in a close relationship.

The next face-to-face meeting is given in Leiden (Netherlands) on 28 and 29 April 2022. PLS will keep you informed of the progress of the project.