The programme of the Expo-Sciences International consists of a variety of activities: cultural and scientific visits, leisure activities, the exhibition of projects, workshops, animation and conferences.
The MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) aim at promoting scientific projects created by children and young people around the World through an exhibition in a multi-cultural environment, also allowing the participation of institutions which want to assist young people in their projects.
Tour & Taxis owes its original name to the founders of the postal system, the Von Thurn und Tassis family. They used the marshy land alongside the port as pastures for their horses and organised the imperial post from Brussels, right up to the 18th century.
If ever a city could claim split personality, it’s Brussels. French versus Flemish, historic versus hip, bizarre versus boring. Full of contrasts, contradictions and intrigue, this is a multicultural equation that goes much deeper than just red tape and Eurocrats. An historic heirloom is closer to the mark. And in an age where so much is already discovered, Belgium’s capital seduces as one of Western Europe’s unknowns.
Self-deluding foreigners who’ve never been here often quip that nobody can name five famous Belgians. Or that Belgium is ‘boring’. ‘So there’s beer and mussels, but what else?’ Belgians’ downbeat, self-deprecating sense of humour means that locals are more than happy to let such folks fool themselves. If foreigners want to ignore the country’s astonishing art history, its 60-plus Unesco sites, and bizarre carnivals that make Rio’s look unimaginative, so be it.