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Flanders’ multiskilled and multilingual talent

In Flanders, your business reaps the rewards of a multiskilled, highly trained and educated labor force. Here’s why!

Endowed with the right skills

In its triannual PISA survey, the OECD evaluates education systems around the globe by testing the skills and knowledge of students from 75+ nations. Belgium and its northern region Flanders are consistently placed among the strongest performers.

Top-of-class in Europe

3rd
for math skills
4th
for science literacy
7th
for reading skills

Multilingual by definition

Flanders is situated at a crossroads between three major European cultures: Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Nordic-Germanic. As a result, most people in Flanders can understand and express themselves in Belgium’s three official languages: French, German and Dutch.

English is spoken fluently as well, and we’ve got the rankings to back this claim:

  • The people of Flanders are the 8th-best non-native English speakers in the world, according to Education First’s 2019 English Proficiency Index.
  • They also come in at 4th worldwide in the 2017 TOEFL test, the most widely recognized English language assessment.

Interested in doing business in Flanders?

Let us help you!

  • We can introduce you to other companies, banks and regulators
  • We organize site visits to real estate locations
  • We assist with all legal aspects of setting up a business
  • We're an official government agency
  • Our services are completely free
  • We are a team of international experts

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  • Get an overview of all incentives relevant to your company.
  • Tax system explained in-depth.
  • Learn how to set up your business quickly.
  • Discover the benefits of Flanders (in addition to the chocolate).

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