The European Council for Metal Detecting opened up its first information point/office in Belgium. With help and support from our Belgian colleagues (especially Olivier Van den Bergh) we’ve created a friendly space where we can plan our strategy for the coming months. This first of its kind office is located in a beautiful and historical town of Bruges in West Flanders, in a close proximity to Brussels as well as France, Holland, Germany and the UK. We hope that this location will help us to engage with decision makers in the European Parliament and facilitate better contacts with all responsible metal detectorists throughout Europe. We aim to provide up to date information about law and regulations in various countries but also to provide an informal space for discussions related to all aspects of European metal detecting.