Join us at the MCB closing event (Irib Lunch Session) on 12 December

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MCB is delighted to invite you to the closing event of the project. As part of the Lunch Session Series of Irib (L’Institut de recherches interdisciplinaires sur Bruxelles), the MCB research team will present the research findings of the MCB project of almost 4 years of research (including survey findings, data analysis and more). Join us for the presentation, discussion, lunch and drinks.

A mediapark in Brussels? The media industry and its regional dynamics / Un mediapark à Bruxelles ? L’industrie des médias et sa dynamique régionale

Date: 12 December, 12:00
Language: English & French

The event is for free. Please register by clicking here!

Presenters: Marlen Komorowski (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Victor Wiard (Université libre de Bruxelles), Sabri Derinöz (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles), Ike Pikone (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), David Domingo (Université libre de Bruxelles) et Geoffroy Patriarche (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

Panelists: Noël Magis (, Jan Verheyen (

Useful information:

  • When: Wednesday 12 December 2018, from 12:00 to 14:00 (+ drinks!),
  • Where: Saint-Louis University, room P61 (43 Boulevard du Jardin Botanique, 1000 Brussels – follow the signs).
  • A drink and a dessert will be offered after the seminar to celebrate the end of the Media Cluster Brussels project!


  • 12:00 – sandwiches
  • 12:30 – presentation
  • 13:30 – discussion and debate
  • 14:00 – drinks and desserts


The Media Clusters Brussels (MCB) project examined the characteristics of the media industry in Brussels from the point of view of media clusters and assessed the implications for the main strategic action of the Brussels-Capital Region with regard to this industry, namely the 10-year project for the urban and real estate development of the Reyers district around the current site of the public broadcasters VRT and RTBF. MCB’s research results highlight several cluster configurations within Brussels’ media industry, the diversity of the sector’s workforce, and provide insight into different models of worker communities and their activities. The political orientations currently governing the implementation of were also analyzed. The knowledge gained makes it possible to evaluate the possible strategies for this project, considering that in Belgium, the media fall within the competence of the Communities, and not the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region. During the presentation, we will discuss the tensions that arise in the setting up of, opposing urban development and cultural development, local perspective and international perspective, the media cluster covering a wide range of activities and a cluster specialized in media.

You can get a peek at the research results in the newly published Brussels Studies Synopsis. You can download the Synopsis by clicking here!