The General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA is the diplomatic presence of Flanders, a regional government of the federal country of Belgium that enjoys full treaty making powers. The General Delegation is based in New York City, where, as a part of the Consulate General of Belgium, it represents and defends all the interests of the Government of Flanders in the USA. The General Delegation is the first point of contact in the USA for all issues related to the Government of Flanders and its competences.
In addition to supporting and facilitating official contacts between the Government of Flanders and the different levels of government in the USA, the General Delegation is also particularly active in the fields of academic, cultural, and public diplomacy, as well as community outreach, the promotion of Flemish policy expertise, and increasing Flanders’ name recognition. Together with Flanders Investment & Trade and VISITFLANDERS, the General Delegation of the Government of Flanders is your source of information on Flemish diplomatic, academic, scientific, cultural, economic, and touristic activities and exchanges in the United States.
In its 'Vision 2050', the Government of Flanders outlines the region it aspires to be in 2050: a social, open, resilient and international Flanders which creates prosperity and well-being in a smart, innovative and sustainable way, and where everyone counts. As an open society and economy, the future of Flanders is tied to development in the rest of the world, so the Government of Flanders wishes to see Flanders more connected with other countries than ever before.
After all, most major challenges can only be effectively dealt with in an international context and through good cooperation with foreign partners. Maintaining good relations with our foreign partners is necessary for effectively promoting Flemish interests, which is a key task of Flemish foreign policy.