Coordination European affairs
In Belgium, the Directorate-general Coordination and European Affairs (DGE) of the FPS Foreign Affairs is responsible for preparing, defining, representing, managing and following the European policy. Its role gained in importance as the European integration was progressing. The European policy of Belgium is defined through more than 250 coordination meetings a year the DGE organizes with the federal departments, the communities and the regions. Its objective? Find a consensus and make Belgium speak with one voice on the European scene. Besides, the DGE maintains numerous contacts with foreign interlocutors on the European level. The DGE is responding to the questions the citizens raise about Europe by providing certain services, by organizing specialized training sessions and by taking targeted communication actions.