Europe & international

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European Union

European capital, international city, Brussels is also visited by numerous tourists all year long.

The territory of the City of Brussels is home to the seats of the most important European institutions (European Commission and Council of the European Union). International institutions and companies are also located in Brussels.

Brussels is also an international city. The history of the city, its architectural heritage, its cultural life, its shops and restaurants attract tourists of many countries.




  • New rules for ID photos

    New rules for ID photos

    From 16 January 2017, new rules will be applied for pictures on passports, the kids-ID, the electronic ID cards for Belgians and residence permits for foreigners. The standards for passports will then be applied for ID cards as well.

  • International Solidarity: call for projects 2017

    International Solidarity: call for projects 2017

    In 2017, the City of Brussels will again support initiatives led by local associations within International Solidarity. The forms for obtaining grants are only available in Dutch and French.