This winter, Clear Channel is partnering with the Survivinginbrussels.be platform and is making its digital screens available to guide people in vulnerable situations.
Brussels is full of associations providing assistance to people in vulnerable situations. But how can we find our way around this vast network of associations? The web-app Survivinginbrussels.be was created with the aim of providing all necessary information in real time to people in vulnerable situations and social workers, but also, of course, to citizens wishing to help out in the Brussels region. Showers, housing, legal or administrative help, medical support, training – the platform meets 24 needs thanks to the collaboration of more than 100 associations.
This information will be broadcast on 98 Clear Channel digital screens, in the wake of the Brussels Regional Winter Plan, from Monday 18 November, to direct people in vulnerable situations to the nearest reception facilities.
Daniel Sax, Development Director, Clear Channel : “This initiative is an extension of our work to create value in the cities where we operate. Our screens and panels are an integral part of the urban landscape and reach millions of people every day. With this action, Clear Channel confirms its desire to become the partner of choice for the creation of the smart city of tomorrow, by offering dynamic and relevant service support for citizens.”
Cynthia Simpson, President of CA Survivinginbrussels.be added “One of the first things we can do to help the women and men living on our streets is to have access to information and services that can help them. It is a first type of link that creates solidarity and help to overcome vulnerability”
A fine initiative, which will work from nightfall throughout the winter, and which can be extended to other cities across the country. This action is the result of collaboration between the non-profit organisation Survivinginbrussels.be and Clear Channel.
The platform makes it easy to find complete and up-to-date information in an intuitive way. The web app is available on PC, tablet, mobile phone and interactive terminal. It is currently translated into 4 languages: FR, NL, EN, RO, and to be accessible in the near future, into 10 different languages. This collaborative tool is also a way for associations to communicate in a simple way with their audience.
The Surviving community brings together associations from the wider homelessness sector in Brussels. Currently, more than 100 associations are members.