Our mission? Opening up European policy to Flemish governments and civil society. This way they can promote their European interests in a timely and informed manner.
Creating a platform for Flanders in Europe, and underlining how important Europe is to Flanders. This is the main goal of the Liaison agency Flanders-Europe (vleva).
How does vleva assist the Flemish governments and civil society?
Our four roles are:
Monitor: vleva filters and analyses policy documents for useful information. Our most important instruments to provide you with correct and timely information are: our Dutch website, info sessions, our newsletter, our job database and our funding database.
Bridge builder: vleva is constantly building and updating its network within Flanders and with the European partners and institutions. This is the absolute foundation for a proper exchange of information and promotion of interests. This is also why we would like to get to know you.
Promoter of interests: vleva doesn’t take up own positions, but it supports its members and governments with their lobbying activities to make sure the right information is received by the right person at the right time.
Contact point and office: vleva is your guide, free of charge. Do you have any questions on European initiatives? Are you looking for information on European funding or jobs? Or are you looking for a specific contact within the EU-administration?
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Vleva collaborates very closely with the Flemish Representation within the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union, which officially represents the Flemish government in the EU.
Depending on current affairs and their own planning, our 28 members together with the Flemish governments determine the content and focus of vleva’s agenda.
Working with you
Want to know how Flanders approaches European initiatives? We will acquaint you with Flanders’ best practices. Are you looking for a Flemish expert on one or the other matter? We are glad to put you in contact with our broad network all over Flanders.
Attend our info sessions, which are not ‘members only’. At vleva, we like bringing Flemish stakeholders together during our English spoken info sessions. Keep track of our calendar for upcoming events.
Feel free to join us in European networks such as European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN), Peri-urban regions platform (Purple) and European local inclusion & social action network (ELISAN).
Or join us in organizing info sessions, like during the Open Days.
Find a Flemish partner for your funding project: on the ‘partner search’-page you can find potential Flemish partners and their requests. Are you looking for a specific Flemish partner to take part in a European funding project? Please send all the necessary information to email@example.com and we will spread your request throughout our network in Flanders.
Find out more
Are you looking for a Flemish expert? Would you like to work with us? Or do you want to spread your partner search throughout Flanders? Please contact our vleva-team.