si g

'WAT WIL JE DAN' - a videoclip for SI-G

Cansu is 13 years old and the youngest project initiator so far. She's a rapper and would like to make a happy video clip for her new song 'Wat wil je dan'. She's been rapping since she was 9 and is practicing after school hours. She would like to show the public that girls can also make rap songs. The video will be shot in Molenbeek and she would like to involve many children in the video. WIth the clip she wants to show that Molenbeek is a community full of young talented people. 

futsal 5 blocs

5 BLOCS Futsal

A group of youngsters from the ‘5 blocs’ area wants to found an indoor soccer team. They want to stimulate other youngsters in the area to play soccer and give them the chance to play in the official competition. 

air de repos

Air de repos

Un air de Repos” is a short film made by Sarra Benyaich. The film depicts the story of a Moroccon family in the seventies, on their search for a better future. We follow their trip from Morocco to Belgium. The goal of this film is to stimulate the debate about diversity and to strenghten the social cohesion.

black desingers

Black designers

The Black Designers are a group of 5 pupils from the Cardijnschool in Anderlecht. They all love singing and dancing so they would like to found a band. They would like to improve their singing and dancing skills and learn how to play the guitar. 
When their songs are ready, they want to perform in their school, in the elderly home in Anderlecht and at different neighbourhood parties.

bookdrop bxl

Bookdrop BXL

With Bookdrop BXL, Jeanne and Rebecca want to get the city reading by 'dropping' books in different languages and with different themes on public places (metro stations, parks, bars, supermarkets,...) People who have read a book, can drop it at one of those places and share their joy with future readers. 

connect bx

De Audionauten

Hanane from Anderlecht built a website together with 5 friends: Connect BX. They are all very socially engaged, they all work as a volunteer. With this website, they want to motivate other young people to do voluntary work. On the website, people can find an overview of all social organisations in Brussels and more practical information about volunteering.


De Audionauten

Emi and Yarne both studied Radio at the RITCS. Now they would like to transfer their passion for radio to children in Brussels. They developed an audio workshop especially for kids. In small groups they guide the children, armed with a recorder, through the city in order to search and record different sounds. These sounds serve as the base for a broader story. The workshops will take place in schools, community centers, IBO’s and WMKJ’s. 

futsal cureghem

Futsal Cureghem

Redouan used to organise a lot of soccer tournaments in Brussels. Now, he would like to found his own soccer team on competition level for youngsters in Kuregem. With this initiative, he would like to motivate people to play sports and give an example to everyone in Brussels. 

jorez sport


Mounir and Ibrahim both live in Kuregem. They would like to found two soccer teams in the area: 1 team for youngsters between 18 and 21 years old, 1 team for people 21 and 26. They will practice twice a week and play a soccer game every sunday.



Pangaea is a short film made by 5 young 'brusseleirs'. The goal of the crew is to make people reflect on the absurdity of certain happenings in society and to question every day handlings. 



Frederik and Adriaan are two friends who are living in Jette. Frederik is a writer, Adriaan is architect. They built a pop-up library in Parc Elisabeth, next to summer bar Eliza. They made a cosy wooden construction, full of books for children and adults. The library is easily demountable so it can travel around to other locations in Brussels.


sharing dreams

Sharing Dreams

“Sharing Dreams” is a group of friends between 16 and 21 years old. They all live in the ‘5 blocs’. They find that there is a big shortage of activities for young people around there. That’s why they decided to found their own organisation, which is called “Sharing Dreams”. The goal is to organise different activities in the next months, such as a pop-up restaurant, a bingo game, a photo exhibition and cooking classes. 

still life loud

Still Life

Jonas is 26 and recently graduated as a film student at Sint-Lukas School of Arts. He gets the support from À Fonds to produce his next short movie. The actors of this movie will be 3 youngsters from Brussels with intellectuel disability. During the movie, the 3 youngsters will be filmed when searching for their fysical and mental place in the city of Brussels. The movie will be shown at different festivals later this year. 

street talent

Street Talent

Street Talent is a talent battle organised by a couple of youngsters from Molenbeek. With the talent battle, they want to show the public the big amount of talented people in their community. Those talents range from hiphop to rap to instrument players. The final round of 'street talent' takes place on the 9th of April in De Vaartkapoen. 

summer camp

Summer camp youth Anderlecht

Alexandre, an experienced youth worker, will organise a summer camp at the coast, especially for children and youngsters from Anderlecht. In this way, he wants to give them a chance to take a break from the city and learn more about nature. 

warrior kids

warrior kids

Warrior Kids is a project by Quentin. He wants to organise a foto and video exhibition in GC De Pianofabriek. The expo depicts the life of Talibé children in Senegal. Moreover, he will organise activities around this expo in order to bring local youth organisations together and reflect about the subject of the expo. 

youth talks

Youth Talks

YouthTalks is an online discussion platform. Here, young people get the possibility to discuss about whatever topic they want: be it politics, economy, culture, music,... The platform brings pro and con arguments together in visual schemes.

Beeld Ca vient de chez nous

Ça vient de chez nous

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Brussels is full of talent. The same day on which Poppunt organizes Local Heroes, Johanna organizes the festival 'Ça vient de chez nous'.  She does this together with a number of other young people and under the auspices of  Brussels rapper G.A.N.

‘Ça vient de chez nous’ wants to shine of positive light on Brussels youth in a positive spotlight and wants to offer a scene to local young artists from different genres, disciplines, languages and origins to show their talent. The festival sets music, dance and image as a binder between different cultures, neighbourhoods and languages.

This group of young people wants to meet and gather an audience as diverse as possible. They want to put extra focus on young people who do not always have the chance to attend a concert or festival. On April 28th, the day of Local Heroes, the most talented Brussels “ket” received its award.

 'Ça vient the chez nous' took place on April 28 in GC De Maalbeek.

Affiche voorstelling 'Over Grenzen'


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Karen and Abdul want to set up a theatre project in which five refugees and five Belgians join forces to make a theatre piece together.  Abdul, 23 years old and himself a refugee with a past in the theatre world, will artistically support the work and rehearsals.  With this project, Karen and Abdul want to reduce the gap between the different cultural groups and strengthen the bond between refugees and Dutch mother tongues in an informal and relaxed way. Next to this they want to offer both the Belgians and refugees the opportunity as to develop themselves.

The premiere of the theatre piece takes place in the autumn at GC De Kroon in Sint-Agatha-Berchem.

Jongeren van Centrum West op uitstap met mensen met een beperking

Exchange project for people with a general disability

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Four young people from Centrum West want to organize an exchange project with disabled people. The aim of this project is to strengthen mutual respect and to create strong ties between the young people and the disabled people. By organizing activities and workshops, they want to get to know each other better and build up mutual confidence. The young people want to make a movie about the activities and their experiences. This project happens in collaboration with Lumina, a non profit association for youngster with a physical or mental disability.