Logo of the Brussels Binder Beyond (networked dots)

Supported by the European Commission, Brussels Binder Beyond (BBBeyond) was a project that ran between April 2019 and June 2021.

It built upon The Brussels Binder initiative, with the idea to bring the efforts of The Brussels Binder “Beyond” Brussels, across Europe.

The Brussels Binder along with its partners Bruegel and The German Marshall Fund of the United States, offers a practical solution to make events and media more inclusive, and encourages women to step up. 

So far over 80 like-minded organisations, think-tanks and women expert databases, representing 19 European countries have joined the BBBeyond network.

Learn more about the project by checking out the video we made at the first BBBeyond workshop (in July 2019) and read about it on our blog!

If you are interested in joining the network, featuring on our interactive map of databases, or would like to know more about BBBeyond, you can contact us at

What we delivered with the project

We co-created practical guides with 40+ women across Europe

We inventoried women expert databases all over the world

We worked hand-in-hand with our partner think tanks to produce research

As part of our peer-to-peer programme, we have also put together some cool resources:

👍 We’ve set up a group with everyone working on women and diversity databases, to connect, share tips, event invitations, and many other things. Join us on LinkedIn!

👍 We’ve written a manual to share our experience of creating and growing The Brussels Binder, filled with tips and lessons-learned! (upcoming publication)

The BBBeyond project was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).