The "Directorate of Security" (SV) reports directly to the (temporary) Chairman of the Executive Committee and is responsible for the security policy of the FPS, the objectives of which are the protection of 1) Belgian citizens abroad; 2) FPS personnel and infrastructure in Brussels and abroad; 3) the confidentiality of information. The Directorate is also an important interface with Belgian security actors (VSSE, Defence including ADIV, NCCN, CUTA, etc.) and coordinates the contribution of FPS within the National Security Council. It works in a coordinated manner and in close cooperation with all FPS directorates and services involved in the same missions.
The Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD) looks after the various aspects of Belgian Development Cooperation. DGD falls under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Development Cooperation.
The Protocol manages the privileges and immunities of the international diplomatic community in Belgium, the official visits of prominent foreign dignitaries, the Egmont Palace and its conference centre, and the nobility titles and honorary distinctions.
The FPS is committed to meeting its legal obligations on these invoices, such as timely payment. This promotes a good professional relationship with suppliers, which will not adversely affect their liquidity and financial management. It also avoids any late payment interest and damages.
Art and diplomacy are not immediately connected in people’s minds. The world of diplomacy is one of consensus and compromise, of protocol rules and legislative frameworks, of smoothing things over and acting discreetly. Art and artists, on the other hand, have a rather rebellious or contrary image or are at least seen as critical and questioning. They do not shy away from challenging authority and do not care about labels. Yet one does not have to hold on to clichéd representations of both worlds. After all, wasn't Rubens also known for his diplomatic talents?
Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) is the Belgian government's rapid intervention structure that provides emergency assistance in the event of disasters abroad at its own request, provided there is no armed conflict, if the affected country is no longer able to organise proper assistance itself.
Publicprocurement.be is the public procurement portal of the Public Procurement Service of the Federal Public Service for Policy and Support in cooperation with the Public Procurement Service of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.