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Espace Bruno Corbé (EBC)

Explore and experience real field conditions at the Espace Bruno Corbé (EBC), MSF’s training and innovation centre located at the port of Brussels. The site is an original concept in the field of humanitarian training.

ORGANISING A VISIT TO THE ESPACE BRUNO CORBÉ

You work with MSF or MSF Supply

We offer all MSF employees the chance to: 

  • Visit our centre on an ad hoc visit.
  • Attend an orientation session designed for all new MSF and MSF Supply office staff who have not had any experience with our NGO. 
MSF Logistic training
Logistics training with MSF

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You are a school

The EBC is open to schools. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Explore the centre and its facilities.
  • Watch a live training session. 
  • Talk with the trainers and experts present on site.
Visite de l'EBC
Tour of the EBC

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You are a business

The EBC offers a variety of activities for businesses.

  • Team Building: We offer our sponsors and partners the possibility of organising custom team building activities in our training centre. These activities can be organised by MSF experts or by yourselves, and can be a half-day or a full-day session, and include lunch for the participants.
  • Tours of the centre: We offer MSF partner companies the opportunity to visit our training and innovation centre. The tour can motivate your employees while also providing them with practical information on the way MSF operates, on our projects, and on the equipment we use in the field.
Simulation de catastrophe à multiples victimes
Mass casualty disaster simulation  

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You are an MSF donor

The EBC welcomes its loyal and generous donors. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the centre and its facilities.
  • Watch a live training session. 
  • Talk with the trainers and experts present on site. 
Visite de l'EBC
Tour of the EBC

Contact Delphine Mortier

You are an NGO or an institution

The EBC is a humanitarian training centre. It enables other organisations (non-profits and training schools) to train at a site that offers a realistic-as-possible reproduction of the environment in which staff will be working. 

Espace Bruno Corbé
Simulation of an Ebola treatment centre

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HOW TO GET TO THE EBC

The Espace Bruno Corbé is located near Tour & Taxi at the port of Brussels. Go to Avenue du Port n°104, 1000 Brussels. Then follow these directions

L'accès à l'EBC

INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF THE EBC

Responses to humanitarian crises are demanding and require equipment that is: 

  • Easy to install and use
  • Reliable
  • Quick to deploy 
  • Adaptable to specific environments and restrictions 

This need has led us to develop innovative equipment. A large number of innovation projects have been carried out at the EBC. 

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These projects involved testing equipment, modifying them and then sending them out into the field for testing in real-life situations. This was the case with, for example: 

  • An emergency hospital kit comprising all the medical and logistics equipment needed for a surgeon to carry out surgical procedures in the first 72 hours of an emergency. 
  • The barcode system used to transfer data in Ebola centres.
  • The conversion of Toyota vehicles into ambulances.
  • The glass crusher for medical waste processing sites.
  • A new horizontal autoclave.

WHY THE BRUNO CORBÉ CENTRE?

This training and innovation centre was designed by its namesake Bruno Corbé.

Joining MSF in 1986, Bruno Corbé worked as a logistics specialist in Sudan, Mozambique, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan and Angola. He also carried out assignments in Bosnia, Chechnya, Rwanda and Kivu. He was appointed Logistics Director for MSF Belgium in 1993.