The city of Brussels has more than 1,800 restaurants, bars and nightclubs within its territory, and is keen to develop policies that take its nightlife into consideration. The city is working towards introducing an overall, integrated night-time policy that takes account of the particular conditions and aims to create a better living environment for all. These efforts are being led by the Public Tranquility Unit.
This Unit, created in 2012 and managed by a dedicated Public Tranquility Manager, aims to improve quality of life in the city and to facilitate the resolution of sensitive dossiers linked to disturbances and anti-social behaviour in central Brussels. The Unit has cross-disciplinary powers and provides an integral and integrated approach to complaints handling, thanks to its excellent collaboration with the services and associations involved. The Unit endeavours to use consultation and dialogue to realise its mission.
It currently employs three administrative personnel and a field team of seven stewards.