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  • June 22, 2020
MoU Taiwan

Consultation with Taiwan on approach corona outbreak

On 22 June, the Secretary General of the Department of Welfare, Public Health and Family, Karine Moykens and the Administrator General of the Agency for Care and Health, Dr. Dirk Dewolf and their experts had a technical consultation with the Taiwanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW).
Persconferentie steunmaatregelen Vlaamse export
  • June 15, 2020

Additional measures for Flemish export

The Government of Flanders grants 3 million euros to Flanders Investment & Trade for additional support measures for international entrepreneurs.This was announced by Minister-President Jan Jambon, together with Flemish Minister of Economy Hilde Crevits, on 15 June.
Christiansborg Kopenhagen
  • May 29, 2020

Flanders opens new diplomatic post in Copenhagen

The Government of Flanders announced on 29 May that there will be a new Flemish diplomatic post in Copenhagen. This will be the 14th General Representation of the Government of Flanders. The opening is planned for early 2021.
Culture conference Errera House
  • May 12, 2020

Interministerial conference for the culture sector

On 12 May, Minister-president Jambon received his fellow Ministers of Culture in the Ererra House for an Interministerial Conference on Culture. 
Taalunie
  • June 15, 2020

Policy plan Dutch Language Union approved

On 15 June, the Committee of Ministers of the Union for the Dutch Language – De Nederlandse Taalunie - took place for the second time this year.
Yves Wantens - CERF pledging event 2019
  • May 29, 2020

Government advances CERF contribution

The Government of Flanders decided on 29 May to release its annual contribution to CERF early. This in order to meet the extra need for humanitarian aid due to the COVID-19 virus.
border France
  • May 8, 2020

Consultation with Hauts-de-France on reduce lockdown

On 8 May, the first consultative committee on the reduction of lockdown measures with regard to the French-Belgian border took place. For the Government of Flanders, General Representative Gaëtan Poelman participated.
Face shield - Cartamundi
  • June 12, 2020

Cartamundi and Flanders House donate New York face shields

On 12 June, the New York City Mayor's Office received 5000 face shields, donated by the General Representation in the USA and the American division of games manufacturer Cartamundi.
UNWTO forum Gastronomy Brugges
  • May 20, 2020

The UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in Bruges postponed

In light of the impact of COVID-19, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) and the Government of Flanders have announced that the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, scheduled to take place 1-3 June in Bruges, will now be held in June 2
  • March 18, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: SERVICES CONTINUED

Due to the current measures in our country because of the Corona virus, the Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs has suspended all planned meetings and events.   All services and staff remain in place and can be reached by e-mail and telephone.