Founded in January 9, 2017 by the Portuguese journalist António Buscardini, Brussels Express explores Brussels as a city and region, discovering its cultural and social life, its multiculturalism and events. It gives voice to ideas and opinions about the region and the city pointing out the advantages and perks of the Capital-region and its 19 communes, as well as the flaws and inconveniences of the Belgian capital. Following an incredible journey, António Buscardini sold Brussels Express last January 2019 and retired as Editor-in-Chief.
Pascal Goergen, who joined the editorial team of Brussels Express in August 2018, has been living in Brussels since 1987. He knows the intricacies of the city and the region in and out. In January of 2019 he became editor-in-chief wanting to keep the same spirit: providing information and analysis to the international community in Brussels, expats and visitors alike, whether businessmen or tourists.
Our spirit 2.0.
Brussels Express is an ambitious and ever-developing platform that reports news and other activities going on in Brussels. It delivers information and tips that help make expats’ lives much easier, their rapport with the city a lot smoother and more pleasant.
It also aims to dilute the bias and negative misconceptions about the Belgian capital, offering a different, more optimistic and proactive point of view to the newly arrived.
The online platform is composed of invested and committed writers who cover relevant topics and give honest opinions to inform their readers and provide a holistic view on the city. Attention to detail, flexibility and an open mind are some of the values adopted by the editorial team and publisher, together with a strong desire for growth and improvement.
Brussels Express has a solid presence on social media: on Facebook and Twitter, as well as our collaboration with our partner WeLoveBrussels on Instagram. Our goal is to have a mobile application available for the Brussels Express community by the middle of 2019.
The Brussels Express’ perspective
- Brussels Express reviews festivals and activities taking place in the city and region, ranging from art and culture to politics and the environment. It offers analysis on the latest news about the EU and the Belgian political world. We write about regional, european or international news but always with a strong Brussels-oriented point of view.
- To embrace and support the eclectic character of the city, Brussels Express has an agenda section where events and activities going on in the city can be found. The Business & Job section is meant to help our community members find a job, as well as to understand the economic life in and around Brussels.
- The Foodie section showcases the whole range of typical dishes from Brussels, as well as world-cuisine restaurants, recipes, dishes, in short everything about flavors.
- Last but not least, Brussels Express suggests travel destinations in Belgium and around the world to its readers, offering new ideas on places to see and activities to try out.
Our yearly Magazine
Each year Brussels Express publishes a print magazine with numbers ranging anywhere between 25,000 and 30,000 copies. It is widely distributed across the city, at our partners’ premises, in the European district, and in the main socio-cultural locations in Brussels.
The issue #3 of our magazine will be released in April 2019 with the following highlights:
Summer activities 2019, European elections, a full range of foodie, cultural, economic, diplomatic and travel news.
Our Media kit
Do you want to know more about Brussels Express?
Email Pascal Goergen at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you the latest Media kit with explanations and updated figures.