Brussels an international city
Over 1,000 public and private international organisations have established their headquarters in Brussels, Belgium’s capital city. These include the main institutions of the European Union (EU) and of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The presence of these international organisations means that Brussels has one of the largest communities of foreign diplomats and journalists in the world. The city also attracts many other professionals, among them members of think tanks, academics, experts and lecturers, as well as multinationals and international service companies.
At the heart of Europe
The European Union is part of Belgians’ everyday life in a number of ways.
A number of European institutions, for instance the European Commission (which has its headquarters in the Berlaymont Building) and the European Council (housed in the Justus Lipsius Building), employing thousands of European civil servants, are based in Brussels – which is therefore often called ‘the capital of Europe’.
Brussels regularly hosts European Council meetings and summits, as well as plenary sessions of the European Parliament and meetings of European parliamentary committees. Belgium has always worked to widen and deepen European integration, and Belgian politicians have played a crucial role in the development of the European Union.
All of this means that Europe is very close to Belgians’ hearts.
Junior Achievement in Belgium
Since Belgium is a federal state made up of Communities and Regions, there are 2 organisations delivering the JA Company Programme in Belgium:
VLAJO - Vlaamse Jonge Ondernemingen
for the Flemish speaking part of Belgiumwww.vlajo.org
LJE - Les Jeunes Entreprises
for the French speaking part of Belgiumwww.lje.be
Peter Coenen, CEO at VLAJO and Thierry Villers, CEO at LJE would like to welcome you to Brussels.
We are looking forward to meeting you all!
Celebrating 40th anniversary of JA Company Programme in Belgium
At the occasion of the Company of the Year competition 2017, JA Belgium will celebrate it's 40th anniversary during the Award ceremony & dinner at Autoworld on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 starting at 19:30
Programme : http://coyc.jaeurope.org/programme.html