In the coming weeks, you will notice a new feature on our website: a webpage with the name ‘Resources’. What can you expect from that new feature? I’ve noticed that…
The article A few months ago I was contacted by the editor of The Bulletin, to see if I wanted to write a piece on Belgian politics. This is a…
LFL@School Already some years ago, I had the idea of setting up a Little Free Library (TM). When I first heard about that initiative, I knew I wanted to join…
The Belgian coastThe Belgian coast does not seem to 'inspire' a lot of people. I often hear comments about how 'ugly' the Belgian coast is, about the concrete buildings (we often use the description 'the concrete coast') etc etc With those remarks often comes a comparison with the French ‘Opal coast’ or with the seemingly untouched dunes at the Dutch resort of Cadzand. Both the French and Dutch North Sea resorts seem to be a better alternative to that unattractive Belgian coast.
If you are an expat in Belgium, you might feel the same way. Maybe you never expected Belgium to be as complicated as it is. You feel puzzled by the country, your Belgian colleagues and friends, and you don’t really understand what all these problems about languages are about.
“It was so tempting to limit my connections to the other expats already there… it’s a welcoming community. But after a while, it feels strange: as if I lived in a parallel world from my neighbours.” Sara Reyniers, Freelance Translator, Language Specialist and Journalist specialized in EU policy, about her own expat experience(s)
The next completely new program, starting Autumn 2017 is:Following the succes of the masterclass about Congo Freestate which Bastiaan De Roo gave a few weeks ago, and because of the many e-mails and requests I received for a follow-up, I have decided to offer a unique new course.
Feeling a bit hot? Then read on for an unusual tip on where you can go![caption id="attachment_2061" align="aligncenter" width="840"] The beach near Ostend, Belgium[/caption] When it's this hot outside (while I'm writing this, it's 35°C...), people understandably flock to the Belgian coast or to the nearest swimming pool. Bruzz recently listed the nearest outdoor swimming pools for those of you dying to flee the city heat. But if you can't stand the bustle of crowds of people trying to get a bit of refreshment in or near the water, than it might be a good idea to do the exact opposite.
Next Tuesday, 17 January 2017 the Belgian Academy will host a free launch event!
We felt that it was high time to officially introduce the Belgian Academy of Culture and History and to explain why we believe history is so important for every human being.