Open Collective Brussels

Host fee: 0%

Helping you create your sustainable citizen project in a transparent way


We are fiscally hosting 77 Collectives

XR Belgium


Host since January 2019

215 contributors

Host since December 2016

129 contributors

Host since August 2018

123 contributors

Host since October 2016

57 contributors

Be Coworking


Host since June 2017

45 contributors



Host since February 2018

41 contributors

Host since February 2019

37 contributors



Host since November 2017

35 contributors

Host since October 2019

32 contributors

Host since June 2017

28 contributors



Host since December 2018

25 contributors

Host since September 2018

22 contributors

Green me Baby


Host since April 2018

20 contributors

Host since May 2018

20 contributors

Make it Sound


Host since June 2018

18 contributors

Host since May 2019

17 contributors

Core contributors

Cath Bruyre
Collective Admin
Collective Admin
Collective Admin


Rabih Abou Fa...
Collective Admin


Collective Admin
Xavier Damman
Collective Admin
Collective Admin


Refund host fees

Global Shapers Brussels Hub | 5/31/2019 | View Details 

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Rise for Climate Belgium | 5/31/2019 | View Details 

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Fondation Marius Jacob | 5/31/2019 | View Details 

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XR Belgium | 5/31/2019 | View Details 

Refund host fees

Citizen Spring Brussels | 5/31/2019 | View Details 


Vegan Brussels | 11/10/2018 | View Details 

Fiscal sponsorship

BrusselsTogether | 3/13/2017 | View Details 


Open Collective Brussels (OCB) is a non-profit (ASBL/VZW) acting as an enabler for easy citizenship activation.

It lends its registered name, bank account, address, financial transparency tools and crowdfunding platform to citizen groups, enabling them to quickly set up a collective, raise funds and manage them transparently.

Each initiative has its own collective that can receive money independently. All the accounting is fully transparent. This helps donors trust the initiatives but it also helps collectives to learn from each other.


What can an open collective do?

An open collective can collect one time and recurring donations (monthly or yearly). This includes public and private subsidies, as well as sponsorships and donations. Anyone in the community can file expenses for reimbursement. After approval by the administrators of the collective, the host (in this case Open Collective Brussels ASBL) reimburses the expenses. You can also create events and sell tickets and sponsorships.

Check out these examples:


Vegan Brussels

How much does it cost?

It's free to create your collective on Open Collective Brussels, create events and file expenses. If you want to collect money, you first need to become a member of the collective BrusselsTogether (€10/month).

There is no fee for donations received by bank transfer (useful for subsidies and other one time grants).

If you want to receive money online (useful for recurring donations), the platform Open Collective charges a 5% fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards).

What do we do with the money?

We are fully transparent with our own money, see our own BrusselsTogether Collective and anyone is free to submit an expense to the collective for things that will help the entire community.

What about employment?

You can hire people (freelancers or via SMartbe). You can also hire employees if you receive subsidies or grants. Volunteering and complementary activity is also possible.

What if we already have our own ASBL?

Nothing prevents you from also creating an open collective on BrusselsTogether to benefit from the network. There is no exclusivity.

Why do we do what we do?

There are many people who are trying to bring Brussels to the 21st century. People who are trying to redefine mobility, education, environment, art, culture, etc.

Yet, these communities often do not have access to the right tools, contacts, and smart ecosystem that could help them sustain their activity.

That's what we want to explore with Open Collective Brussels. Can we recreate a city from the bottom up, with transparency, inclusiveness, and an experimentation spirit at its core? A city where everyone is invited to contribute? A city where everything is possible.

By contributing to the collectives below, you are helping the development of this new city. A city that invites its citizens to contribute. A city that makes it easy for them to create associations to improve the quality of life for all.

Be part of the change

We all have something to contribute.