The Brussels-Capital Region attaches great importance to the presence on its territory of international organisations, their impact on urban dynamics and the well-being of their staff.
ESTABLISH STRUCTURAL RELATIONS between the regional and local Brussels authorities and the international organisations, European institutions and diplomatic missions on Brussels territory.
DEVELOP A HOST REGION POLICY within the framework of regional powers and in harmony with the development of the Region and the needs of its citizens.
FORMULATE POLICY ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS to the government of the Brussels-Capital Region about any project with a potential impact on international organisations.
ACT AS SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT for all European institutions and international organisations via the Institutional Liaison desk.
WELCOME THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY through the administrative assistance of the Expat Welcome Desk.
THE EXPAT WELCOME DESK (EWD)
The multilingual team of the Expat Welcome Desk (EWD) of the Brussels Commissioner’s office offers a tailor-made administrative assistance to the international community settling in the Brussels-Capital Region. This public service is free and independent and provides support with any practical or legal problem that may arise at your arrival or during your stay, such as registration with your municipality, questions about lease contracts, etc.