What is the CEAL-Festival?

The CEAL festival is a 2-day event bringing together changemakers from
all over Europe to engage in an immersion around the questions of the CEAL-network:

  • How can we activate entrepreneurial capacities in each individual and the community as a whole?
  • How do we stimulate community entrepreneurial initiatives in the community?
  • How do we close the ‘gap’ between education & society/communities?
  • How can a new form of (service learning) education around social and community entrepreneurship be integrated in formal education?

During this 2-day festival we will build, experience, question, answer and deepen European collaboration with 80 participants from a wide variety of sectors, including social entrepreneurs, educational institutions, community organizations, activists and NGO’s that are working on transforming society, education and sustainability.

The CEAL festival is hosted by Act4Change from Belgium and co-organized by five other organizations from 5 countries, who have collaborated in the past year in running 6 entrepreneurship action learning pilots for youth that want to learn new ways of building collaborative community projects and businesses. On Saturday we will present the CEAL-guide, a process guide for
non-formal education on entrepreneurship and community development For who? (kleiner titel)Anyone interested in the field of community entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, social work, urban transition, action learning education.

Join us & become part of a European and international network!
Story behind the CEAL-network: kleinere titel)Since early 2015 the partners of the CEAL-network have been collaborating, believing that for facing current and future global challenges,
we need to exchange and build innovative (international) collaborations sharing inter-local solutions. Based on strong collective experiences with the Brazilian Oasis Game community mobilization methodology, they started exploring how this method could serve as a basis for community entrepreneurship and the new forms of capacity building education for youth in communities, as well as in universities.

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The weekend will be organised from the 3rd until the 4th of September in Molenbeek (Brussels).
Arrival on Friday the 2nd of September is possible.
We provide a nice and funky welcome on Friday night for people coming from abroad or people who want to join already.

Brussels, the heart of Europe and fertile ground for community entrepreneurship initiatives. We will be hosting the weekend in accommodation center DE WATERMAN. Werkhuizenstraat 3,1080 Sint Jans Molenbeek. http://www.dewaterman.be/

The festival is for free for CEAL-partners and their buddies. For other participants there is the very low fee of €35.
What is included? 2 nights, meals from Friday evening until Sunday lunch and the CEAL festival program!
Please pay before the 25th of August on Bank account number BE54 8903 64 24 1697 (BIC code: VDSP BE 91) with ‘CEAL-festival + your name’. You can also opt to come for free to the Saturday evening block with the CEAL-guide launch, key note speaker and festival.

Sign up here!

How to get there?
From Brussels Central
Station: Take metro 1 (direction Weststation) or metro 5 (direction Erasmus). Get off
at “Graaf van Vlaanderen” (2 stops) and take exit “Kanaal”. When you are overground you turn left with the canal. Turn the second left into the Koolmijngraversstraat. The second right is the Werkhuizenstraat, http://www.dewaterman.be/ or use Google maps!

If you have any questions with regard to the program, practicalities or do you want to know how to change the world? Contact ceal-festival@act4change.be 

(coming soon)