The only international Rotary Club in Brussels

Chartered in 2001, Rotary Club Brussel Cantersteen is the only Dutch/English-speaking club serving the international community in Brussels. Expatriates interested in enlarging their business circle and enjoying camaraderie with Brussels-based professionals (Belgians and other nationalities) are welcome to join Rotary Club Brussel Cantersteen.

Rotary Club Brussel Cantersteen is a dynamic, open-minded club consisting of professional and business leaders of the wider Brussels community. The club members strive for a high standard of quality and integrity, while sharing an open mind and a positive attitude.

Rotary Club Brussel Cantersteen consists of a group of friends ready to share their ideas, goals and way of life with members of the international community who share the same values. They offer them and their family an integration platform in Brussels and Belgium and a link to the Dutch-speaking community.

Rotary Club Brussel Cantersteen is very much involved in social activities supporting the local community as well as international projects. By organizing fundraising events the members of the club are collecting funds allowing to sustain great human and humanitarian initiatives.

Rotary Cantersteen on Harmony

• Tamatave Water Project – Through a unique collaboration between Flemish, Dutch and Malgache NGO’s, the Flemish Government and Rotary International, RC Brussel Cantersteen is realizing a huge drinking and sanitation project in Tamatave (Madagascar). For detailed information about this project, please click here.

• Sint-Joris Basisischool – RC Brussel Cantersteen is supporting on a structural basis the Sint-Joris Elementary School situated in the heart of the city. This small school s welcoming kids from more than 30 different nationalities (!) and is facing the huge challenge of combining education and integration within the Brussels community. See:

• Olivia Hendrickx Research Fund - RC Brussel Cantersteen is supporting for several years already this fund that promotes and finances innovative scientific research into new therapies for fighting cancer, among children in particular. See

On Feb. 24, 2011 we had the opportunity to visit the labs of Prof. Dr. Stefan Van Gool and Prof. Dr. Catherine Verfaillie at the KUL University of Leuven. Both are conducting research into therapies fighting cancer. A report of the visit can be found here:

Pictures of the event can be found here.

• A Place To Live - Is a Brussels welfare and voluntary organisation committed to socially disadvantaged mothers, children and youth. Together with and for their audience they organise after-school leisure activities for children and teenagers, language training workshops, excursions and multicultural trips. More info:

• Ex-Change - Stimulates entrepreneurship as a sustainable and powerful means against poverty in developing economies. To achieve this goal, this association aims at providing companies, organisations and training centres in the target countries with entrepreneurial expertise and global networks from the North. More info:

Top speakers

Twice a month, Rotary Club Brussel Cantersteen welcomes guest speakers from the cultural, business, academic, political or media scene. Some past speakers include Wilfried Martens (former Belgian Prime Minister), Michel De Bièvre (CEO Tour & Taxis), Paul Dujardin (CEO Bozar), Désiré Collen (Chairman ThromboGenics), Bart De Wever (President N-VA), Guy Vanhengel (Vice Prime Minister), Prof. Bart Leroy, …

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