Brussels is a study in contrast. It’s a predominantly French-speaking city that also hosts the Flemish parliament. Tourists flock to the cobblestone streets and medieval architecture of old town, just a few stone throws away from the postmodern design of what has become known as the European Quarter.
It’s here that the city’s aid community converges, hustling between the European Commission, European Parliament and other EU institutions, most notably the Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation, also known as EuropeAid, one of the world’s largest donors.
So whether you’re looking for a job or are in town for a business meeting, it pays off to know how to navigate the city’s aid community. Here’s how.
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