The Government of Flanders wants to strengthen its representation abroad. It does so not only by organising the annually ‘return days for diplomats’, which this year take place from 20 to 24 June in Brussels and Leuven. Since April, (future) diplomats can also polish up their diplomatic skills and knowledge about Flanders via the Diplomatic Academy.
The establishment of a Diplomatic Academy was a promise from the Flemish Coalition Agreement 2019-2024. It fits within the ambition of the Government of Flanders to strengthen Flemish diplomacy – both in terms of breadth and depth.