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  • February 19, 2018
Under Construction Festival 2018

Under construction: Flemish-Palestinian connections

On 16 February, Under Construction: Flemish Palestinian Connections has officially opened its doors in Ghent. Minister-President of Flanders Geert Bourgeois has appropriated €150,000 for this joint project with the Palestinian Authority.
Minister Weyts and secretary general  Pololikashvili at informal meeting Tourism in Sofia
  • February 14, 2018

Informal Meeting Tourism on approach shared economy

On 13 February, Minister Weyts  attended the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Tourism of the EU in Sofia. He and his European colleagues discussed the role of tourism for economic growth and the implications of the introduction of the shared economy in the tourism sector.
Startseminarie OECD  Skills Strategy for Flanders
  • January 31, 2018

OECD supervises the development of national skills strategy for Flanders

On 30 January the OECD project "Skill Strategy for Flanders" was launched.
Cultural cooperation with Hauts-de-France - Minister of Culture Sven Gatz and Vice-President Hauts-de-France François Decoster
  • January 25, 2018

Strengthening cultural cooperation with Hauts-de-France

On 25 January Flemish Culture Minister Sven Gatz and the Vice-President of Hauts-de-France in charge of Culture, François Decoster signed the agreement for cultural cooperation between Flanders and the northern French region of Hauts-de-France.
Tanks op de markt Tielt bevrijding Polen
  • February 9, 2018

Flemish cities liberated by Polish division: Commemorating World War II in the making

On 9 February, the 8th Joint Committee Flanders – Poland was held in Brussels. Secretary-General Koen Verlaeckt and Polish Deputy State Secretary Renata Szczęch signed the new work programme for the next three years.
Flanders New York Accelerator
  • January 30, 2018

Launch of Flanders New York Accelerator

On 29 January, the first edition of Flanders New York Accelerator (FNYA) was officially launched at the offices of Flanders Investment & Trade in New York.
Geert Bourgeois Davos WEF 2018
  • January 25, 2018

WEF Davos: Strong foreign investments figures to promote Flanders

On 23 January Minister-president Bourgeois left for the World Economic Forum in Davos with a “very good feeling”. He can promote Flanders’ top position with strong foreign investments figures of 2017.
MP speech at Centre for Human Rights
  • February 6, 2018

Universities collaborate with the South African Centre for Human Rights

On 6 February, Minister-President Bourgeois granted 234 540 euros to the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) in Pretoria. With this grant the CHR, an academic institution for the promotion of human rights in Africa, will organize advanced courses for African participants the next three years.
Hilde Crevits automatisch erkennen diploma Benelux
  • January 26, 2018

Green light for automatic recognition diplomas in Benelux

On 25 January, the ministers for eduction of the Benelux countries signed an agreement on the automatic recognition of all diplomas and degrees within the Benelux. The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium are pioneering in Europe with these automatic recognition.
Nieuwjaarsreceptie van de Vlaamse regering voor het diplomatiek korps (HT, 12.30u)
  • January 22, 2018

"We can do little without our foreign partners"

On 22 January, Minister-President Bourgeois welcomed the diplomatic corps for the annual new year's reception. In his speech he emphasized the importance of international cooperation for the world and for Flanders.