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‘Soft landing in Belgium education’: Webinar in English on 3 October

17:49 21/09/2023

The Expat Welcome Desk (EWD) is running a free webinar about Belgium’s education system on 3 October at 12.00.

Access is free but registration is necessary at before 29 September at 17.00.

The online event ‘Soft landing in Belgium education’ will help internationals navigate the school systems of each of the three language communities. 

Topics to be covered

  • Understanding the principles of Education Policy in Belgium Constitutional rights, the importance of choice and the different language communities (Flemish, German-speaking, and French-speaking communities). 
  • Insight into the educational structures From pre-school to higher education.
  • Brussels-Capital Region  What's specific about education in the Brussels area.
  • Alternative schooling Insights into options for international schooling, home schooling and dual learning. 
  • Pre-Move Education Learn about the potential for online education before relocating.
  • School Selection How to choose the right school.
  • Enrolling in a Belgian school What requirements are there to start in a new school? What about the recognition of degrees from abroad, or language tests?


  • Koen Verlaeckt, secretary general, Flemish Interuniversity Council and co-founder/director of d-teach online school ivzw.
  • Lieselot Declercq, co-founder and director of d-teach online school ivzw.

The webinar will be moderated by Amélie Bovy, senior legal advisor at the Expat Welcome Desk. Practical information concerning the link to access the meeting will be sent via email the day before the webinar.

The Expat Welcome Desk (EWD) organises seminars/webinars on specific themes for target audiences, inviting a series of specialists to cover the different topics.

If you would like to be informed about these seminars, subscribe by sending an email mentioning ‘Registration for future seminars’ to 


Written by The Bulletin