Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fund Appeal

Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fund Appeal

The Parade needs your Support

Dear Friends,

The 2018 Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is taking place in the historic City centre for the first time and we need your help to make it a quality event that’s enjoyable for everyone.  We are starting at Les Halles Saint Géry, through the Saint Hubert Royal Galeries, and finishing at the Manneken Pis.  We’ll also be stopping in Grand Place where Monsieur Philippe Close, Bourgmestre de la Ville de Bruxelles will review the parade, and there’ll be music and Irish dancing to set the atmosphere.

The approval for this parade route is recognition of the hard work done in organising the nine previous parades in Park Cinquantenaire.  With this greatly increased visibility, we’re under pressure to put on a high quality event. Not only are we in Belgium’s most prime location but there’s also much more media interest.

The entire organisation is organised on a volunteer basis but such an event has administrative and material costs.  The parade receives little sponsorship and no government funding, so each year we rely on donations and we hope that the same people won’t have to pay the costs each year.  We need “a little help from our Irish, Belgian and international friends”.  A small donation is all that it takes.

We want the day to be fun for all the participants and spectators, we want to put on an event that we’ll be proud to have shown on TV around the world, and we want it to run smoothly so we can repeat it and even expand it next year.  That’s what we’re asking you to contribute to.

In addition to funding the Parade the Irish in Europe Association (International) aisbl depends on donations to continue to organise its various activities. With the help of many of its volunteers, the IEAI has organised and or supported over 400 events since 2011. (Concerts, Exhibitions, Lectures, Social, Irish related events and the Irish in Europe Cultural Exchange Programme between Belgium and Ireland).

 

The Parade is at 15.00 on Sunday, 18th of March 2018. Participation is free and it makes a lovely afternoon family outing.

 

Visit the 2018 Parade Festival Club @ Midtown Grill -Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place (in front of Bourse). Irish Food & Drink served all day

 

If you wish to help the Parade in any way, please contact the Irish in Europe Association at info@irishineurope.org

 

Donations can be made in two ways:
1. Bank transfer to the IEAI Bank Account by using these details:
Account name:
IEAI, held at Crelan, Parc 50Naire
IBAN
BE82 8601 1591 3968
BIC: NICABEBB

2. Credit Card via PayPal

 

 

Thank you for reading this and thanks in advance for whatever contribution you decide to make.
Denis J. Buckley
President
Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of the Nations and Regions Committee:-
Irish in Europe Association (International) aisbl

Non-Profit International Association – Registered in Belgium – Charity Number 835467433
www.irishineurope.org Tel: 32(0)488 860 707 info@irishineurope.org

 

Who are we?

Who are we?

The Irish in Europe Association (International) AISBL

 

 

The Irish in Europe Association (International) AISBL was established in Belgium in 2011 by Royal Decree.

The main function is to help the world wide Irish Diaspora living and working in Europe and promote Irish culture.community building and micro integration through a network of Chapters in Europe. It incorporates the organisational Committee of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of the Nations & Regions in Brussels.

www.brussels-st-patricks-day.be

To achieve its objectives, each Chapter shall build community relations with the local social, cultural and political bodies in their areas. Membership is open to all nationalities living and working in all Chapter areas.

Its integration events include “Crossing Borders on the Terrace” , “Walkers & Talkers” “Crossing Borders on Fridays “and “Health is Wealth Seminars”,Shannon-Clare Trad Irish Sessions, Cork Jazz Festival Club of Brussels, Hibernian Social Club with business orientation. Tourist information Stands on Ireland and Belgium, Irish in Europe Memorial Lectures,Start Your Own Business, Business Mentoring and Seminars. Job Seekers advisory advice  etc.

The IEAI shall implement the “Help Ireland in Europe” programme which will assist in the promotion of Irish goods and services and interstate trade in co-operation with other nationalities in Europe.

IEAI seek the provision of an orderly, user-friendly, multi-lingual information on-line service on the operation and transparency of the European Union Internal Market, and the relevant taxation and administrative documents in each of the member states of the European Union.

IEAI seek to facilitate efficient working of the Internal Market by promoting provision of specific educational and training opportunities in all regions where unemployment rates are above the European Union average. These provisions would include multi-lingual training in innovation and entrepreneurship; job skills and language-training; start your own business, trade and business expansion scheme studies; and tax compliance studies.

Brussels & Etterbeek Irish in Europe Chapter shall be the first Chapter of the Irish in Europe Association (International) AISBL to be established in Belgium. The main function of this Chapter is to promote Irish culture, community building and integration in the Brussels City and Etterbeek Communes. It will also assist in the organisation of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of the Nations & Regions. To achieve its objectives, the Chapter shall build community relations with the local social, cultural and political bodies in the Communes. The work of the Chapter shall be conducted in English, French and Dutch. Membership is open to all nationalities living and working in all areas of Brussels Capital Region. More Chapters will be established in other Communes at a later date. Please register your interest with Brussels & Etterbeek Irish in Europe Chapter here.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to help the world wide Irish Diaspora living and working in Europe and promote Irish culture, community building and micro integration through a network of Chapters in Europe