Academic diplomacy

Flanders and the United Kingdom traditionally have an intensive collaboration between their different universities and research centres. At the moment, the EU is still in the process of formalising the UK’s association to Horizon Europe. Within the previous European research programme, Horizon 2020, there were approximately 500 research projects involving Flemish and British organizations. We are closely monitoring the developments with regard to the UK’s association to Horizon Europe.

The Diplomatic Representation supports academic initiatives and collaborations between Flemish and British partners by:

  • Supporting activities of Flemish academics, universities, university colleges and their umbrella organisations in the United Kingdom:

    • Lectures by Flemish academics
    • Networking events for Flemish universities and university colleges at fairs
    • Partnerships between universities
    • Exchange students from VLIR, VLOHRA, VLOR, FKA,…
  • Supporting Dutch and Low Countries studies in the United Kingdom by way of guest lectures, literary nights and translation sessions
  • Supporting research that has a link with Flanders, Belgium or the Low Countries (Flanders Fields, Scotland and the Flemish people, Federalism,…
  • Supporting networking events with Flemish academics, students and alumni