Under Belgian law (Act of 20 September 1998) the management of human cremation can only be transferred to public bodies.
This task is performed in the Brussels-Capital Region by the SCIC, which was formed in 1933. The SCIC’s goal is to provide a high-quality service to the general public without any commercial function. The benefits generated by the rational operation of the establishment are immediately reinvested in service improvements.
Activities and services
The only crematorium currently active in the Brussels-Capital Region is in Uccle. A second site is expected to open within two to three years at Evere cemetery.
Bodies represented in this inter-communal association
The SCIC is an association of 12 Brussels communes:
- City of Brussels
The list of representatives of the communes at the SCIC is available on the website.
Practical:Visit the Belgian federal portal for practical information on cremation (FR/NL) or see the page on Funerals and types of burial elsewhere in this website.
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Two in every three bodies are cremated in the Brussels-Capital Region.(Source: STATBEL 2007 data)