Brussels is a bilingual region in a country with three official languages. Nevertheless, a multitude of languages is common in the Belgian capital. This also translates into adapted and often international education, which may clash with regional interests.
As the capital of Europe, Brussels has seen a growth of international schools in recent decades, offering multilingual education for children of employees in the international community. About 25,000 pupils attend one of the 33 international schools for primary and secondary education located in and around the Belgian capital.