Brussels Donut

BrusselsDonut applies the Doughnut theory to the Brussels-Capital Region. The objective is to have a framework for reflection adapted to the actual situation in Brussels to, together, hatch, guide and reach coherent decisions conducive to the ecological and inclusive transition towards a sustainable society.

Different scales

We are convinced that a transition to an economy “in the Doughnut” is only possible if we adopt a systems approach: at each level of action and for all its actors. That is why the BrusselsDonut project is experimenting at different levels with the application and adaptation of the Doughnut model to Brussels:


A Doughnut portrait of the Brussels region


Political strategies under the magnifying glass of the Doughnut


Case studies in Brussels to analyze the Doughnut in action


Everyday objects that reveal our impacts

Three reports present our outcomes and learnings. The linkages between them should allow each, according to their own interests, needs or available time, to find the necessary information and above all to be inspired to keep on going.


Why a Doughnut for Brussels?

Our working framework

With BrusselsDonut, we aim for a collaborative approach that allows:


BrusselsDonut strives to mobilize users and decision-makers in Brussels behind the transition and bring them together as part of a strong and committed community.


BrusselsDonut serves to better understand the interconnectedness of economic, social and environmental issues at the regional level.


BrusselsDonut goes beyond traditional gross domestic product (GDP) indicators to assess the Region’s prosperity, for the benefit of all citizens.

The first results

A first phase of the Brussels Donut project ended in May 2021. What lessons could be learned from this first phase? Watch the presentation of these results here (only in French and Dutch) :