Twelve years into annually reporting on the human rights situation of LGBTQIA+ people, Europe’s leading LGBTQIA+ equality organisation finds that pervasive hate speech across the region has led to life or death consequences.
European Commission supports 10 pilot projects for cross-border train travel, but Back On Track Belgium calls out key weakness
The European Commission will support ten pilot project for new cross-border services and the improvement of existing ones, it announced recently. But that support is not financial. Back On Track Belgium says the initiative is weak.
EuroPride 2025 in Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon in Portugal has been chosen as the host city of EuroPride in 2025.
Legoland Belgium in Gosselies, Charleroi by 2027
Belgium is set to host the fourth Legoland amusement park in Europe. In 2027, the town of Gosselies near Charleroi in the province of Hainaut in Wallonia. The site used to host the Caterpillar machinery factory. The Walloon Government foresees 1,000 new jobs.
ANTWERP THE TALL SHIPS RACES & BOLLEKESFEEST 2022 | Ships, events and beers between 22 and 25 July
From 22 to 25 July, the City of Antwerp and Port of Antwerp-Bruges will host The Tall Ships Races for the seventh time. A chance to step aboard the world’s largest sailing ships at Antwerp’s quays and docks, meet the crews, and immerse yourself in maritime-themed festivities.
22-25 JULY | Antwerp prepares The Tall Ships Races 2022 and presents Antwerp Crew
From Friday 22 to Monday 25 July, 43 of the most beautiful sailing ships in the world will dock in Antwerp for The Tall Ships Races, an event of the City of Antwerp and Port of Antwerp-Bruges in collaboration with Balthazar Events and numerous sponsors and partners.
RAINBOW EUROPE MAP AND INDEX 2022 | These are the LGBTQIA-friendly and LGBTQIA-unfriendly countries in Europe
As democracy in Europe comes under growing pressure, the annual ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map and Index identify steps forward on LGBTI rights in several countries.
Ukraine wins 2022 Eurovision Song Contest
Ukraine wins the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. At least according to OUTtv viewers. OUTtv is a European LGBTQI+ television network.
TRAIN WORLD | ‘Royals & Trains’ exhibition from 10 May 2022 until 22 January 2023
After the Orient Express exhibition, Belgium‘s prime railway museum Train World at Schaerbeek Railway Station in Brussels is preparing a new exhibition: ‘Royals & Trains‘.
Future Benelux ICNG trains complete test rides for Belgium
The certification test rides for the future Benelux trains has been completed. It’s a necessary step to receive approve to run in commercial service in Belgium.