Belgium GOW Past Editions
In 2016, for the first time in Belgium GOW was run by Maks vzw. Maks is situated in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods of Brussels, namely Kuregem. Most inhabitants here come from an immigrant background. Within a population of about 25,000 spread over just 2km², there are over 80 different nationalities. Both the unemployment and illiteracy rates are high. Maks is also an on the job training center for NEETs who want to become educator in multimedia and graphic design.
Maks showcased their organisation’s work on empowerment of disadvantaged urban groups through digital media. A number of workshops with vulnerable groups of the community were organised.