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EU: Erasmus+ fosters European and world citizenship (14 April 2022)
Geneviève Cochez, Erasmus+ coordinator at Ghent University, knows better than anyone: Erasmus+ has fundamentally improved programmes at European universities. Internationalisation is now essential.

EU-AU summit: two unions, one vision (21 March 2022)
In Brussels, the European and African Union developed a hopeful plan for the future that should bring prosperity and stability to both continents. Mutual respect is at the heart of the renewed partnership.

EU: more democracy in practice (21 February 2022)
Geography teacher Rafik Kiouah talks about his participation in a Belgian citizens' panel on a more democratic EU as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe. ‘I'm now even more positive about the EU.’

The EU joins forces for external action (21 January 2022)
The European Union is combining various funding channels into a single instrument: Global Europe. The simplification will give the EU more clout to build a more peaceful, stable and just world.

EU: better waste management protects Lake Tanganyika (14 December 2021)
The EU wants to help protect Lake Tanganyika (Central Africa) as a source of water, food and income. Didier Cadelli, coordinator of the project for Enabel, and Bahati Rhamadhani, waste collector, tell us more.

Carlo Di Antonio (Dour): a library of the future with EU support (26 October 2021)
With European money, Mayor Carlo Di Antonio is building a library of the future in Dour, including a centre for remote working. The fully passive learning centre will also be a showpiece that demonstrates what is possible in terms of energy efficiency.

H.M.Q. ​Mathilde: ‘The SDGs must be put at the top of the global agenda’ (28 September 2021)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form a roadmap towards a better world in 2030. There are just under 10 years left to achieve the goals. What progress have we made? We put this question to Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium, UN SDG Advocate.

Art & diplomacy, a close duo (24 September 2021)
From Rubens to Hergé, it is impossible to imagine our society without art. But did you know that it also has unprecedented importance within our foreign policy? At first glance, art and diplomacy appear to be two different worlds, but in fact they are closely related.

Wouter Torfs: ‘EU makes it easier to do business’ (13 September 2021)
Wouter Torfs – CEO of the eponymous chain of shoe stores – prefers to pay in euros rather than pesetas. He is also extremely satisfied that he no longer needs an agency to handle his customs formalities. Thanks to the EU.

Niger, a country in dire need of our solidarity (16 July 2021)
After 50 years of development co-operation in Niger, our country has achieved some results it can be proud of. But the security situation is compelling the Belgian Development Cooperation to join forces with diplomacy and defence teams.

A network of diplomats and officials abroad (2 July 2021)
Did you know that the Egmont Institute in Brussels organises training courses for foreign diplomats and officials? As such, it contributes to better governance abroad. At the same time, it creates an important network of contacts, which FPS Foreign Affairs makes grateful use of.

EU: biodiversity and climate, natural allies (24 June 2021)
Thanks to the European network Natura 2000, 24% of EU territory is now protected, while human activity, such as agriculture and forestry, may continue subject to certain conditions. Extremely important, believes Gwenn Dodeur, in charge of Natura 2000 at the Walloon Natagriwal.

Brussels as an international capital city – an asset to our country (26 May 2021)
Too few people realise the major role that Brussels plays on the world stage. Nonetheless, its character as an international capital city is of great importance for our prosperity. Here are a few figures.

The European Union – how does it benefit us? (27 April 2021)
On 9 May 2021, the EU will officially launch a ‘Conference on the Future of Europe’. The aim of the conference: to listen to the voices of citizens in order to build a more resilient Europe. This therefore forms an ideal opportunity to list exactly what the EU means for us as citizens.

Why we need the Benelux (25 January 2021)
Belgium will chair the Benelux Union in 2021. What does the Benelux Union do for our country? And what is its added value compared to the European Union?

Corps diplomatique: a fascinating insight into Belgian diplomacy (17 July 2020)
From 20 to 25 July 2020 Canvas will once again broadcast Corps Diplomatique, with one additional broadcast about Mali. Journalist Bart Aerts follows Belgian top diplomats in key positions all over the world.