Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Since the late 1990s a process of 'devolution' started whereby Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland received more compentences to develop their own policies.

The Government of Flanders shares a string of similar competences with the devolved nations in the UK, including educations, culture, environment, agriculture, social care and tourism, amongs others. The devolved administrations are therefore evident partners for Flanders.

In addition to the ongoing contacts between the Flemish and devolved governments, parliaments and administrations, the General Representation supports many initiatives with Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish partners, like universities, festivals, museums, research centres and associations to strengthen the relation with Flanders.

 

Bourgeois & Sturgeon
Flemish Minister President Bourgeois and Scottish First Minister Sturgeon during a visit to Edinburgh in 2015
Flanders Fields Centenary Chair
Flemish and Welsh Presiding Officers with Flemish students and teachers, designers of th Flanders Fields Centenary Chair in 2017
McGuinness  Bourgeois
Flemish Minister President Bourgeois and former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in Flanders Fields in 2016