I reached Brussels when I was 2 years old, born from a Anglo-German couple. I went to school in Uccle and spent my childhood there until I returned after my studies in the UK to make Belgium my home. My two children were born and raised here and we consider it home. Brussels is an extraordinary city with a diversity and cultural richness that most people are unaware of. But more importantly many people from all over the world have made Brussels their home, because they feel they belong there. By inviting this community to join the political life of the city Brussels will continue on its journey to becoming a global and cosmopolitan city that is both inclusive and outward looking.