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03 Sep 2010

Brussels Office of the British Council

British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations with other countries. British Council’s approach to cultural relations is a broad one. It covers governance and human rights as well as the arts, science, education and inter-cultural dialogue - and we set out deliberately to break down the boundaries between them.

The Brussels Office serves as the British Council hub for Europe. Brussels is the capital city of one of the UK's closest neighbours, the location of many of Europe's key institutions, and the centre of intense discussions - and decisions - about issues that affect every European citizen. The Brussels Office’s main purpose in being in Brussels is to engage in those discussions, to contribute fresh thinking and ideas, and to enable those whose voices may not otherwise be heard to take part.

The Brussels Office’s projects encompasses the arts, education, science, society and governance - frequently mixing them together to create something completely new. It positions itself as an independent, non-political organisation, which can bring together a diverse range of people for animated discussion, debate, performances and exhibitions..

Their programmes in Europe focus on building understanding between cultures and promoting positive social change; developing the skills and creativity people need to prosper in the knowledge economy and building and sustaining an international consensus for action on climate change.

Learning English is one of the main concerns of British Council worldwide, and the Brussels Office organizes English courses (for adult learners), English language examinations, access to online courses, plus online resources which give you information about study in the UK.

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