Laurent Dewilde

Knowledge centre for neighbourhoods and citizen engagement

Meet with our experts in an annual strategy session per programme. Count on their guidance and advice with your local projects.

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Laurent Dewilde

Expertise Socio-cultural projects

Laurent is an expert when it comes to themes such as neighbourhood connection, socio-cultural work and urban development. Combined with his creative spirit, he has founded many successful projects such as Impact vzw and numerous local events.

As an independent expert, he sets up activities to engage the neighbourhood for our knowledge centre, partly using Hoplr's digital neighbourhood networks.


Impact vzw / Sustainable Impact Cooperation cvba 13 year
RSL JAZZ FESTIVAL, volta city festival of the future, Marché Local, DayOne urban art festival 8 year
Initiator & co-founder
Regional Institute for Community Development West Flanders 3 year
Community builder


  • Social design
  • Urban activism
  • Neighbourhood and project development
  • Community engagement
  • Socio-cultural work