The Lowdown From Europe.Brussels – February 2015

The Lowdown

In this months report from the Europe Brussels Liaison office, Patrick tells us of three wonderful cultural events taking place in Brussels this February: an exhibition called SHOCK!1914 which highlights the role of the media at the start of WW1: the wonderful Anima festival, Brussels’ very own International Animated Film Festival which will host the premiere of the Shaun the Sheep Movie from Aardmanstudios and finally the Congolisation Festival which celebrates the contribution that the Conoglese diaspora has made to Belgian and the rest of the world.
Patrick also tells us about the Brussels Antique and Fine Arts fair which unfortunately we missed but you may want to put it in your diary for next year and we also hear about the origin of the trendy neighbourhood in Brussels called, the Marolles.

Olivier joins us from the helpdesk and gives us some useful information about labour contracts and regulations regarding job dismissal.


The Lowdown XTRA

The special guest from the Europe Brussels Liaison office is Yvonne Salt, a British PHd student who has come to Brussels to carry out research on love and migration. Her project is called The Love Migration Project and if you are a couple who have moved to Belgium for love, or have met each other here and decided to stay, or you came as a couple and have split up, then Yvonne would like to hear from you. As love and finding a life partner are an essential part of all of our lives, this project will be of interest to all and I, for one, look forward to reading about the results.