In September 2016, the Government of Flanders approved the vision statement "Vision on the Future of the European Union".
This statement gives direction to he Flemish foreign policy within the European Union. The transition to a smart, sustainable and competitive society is the vision of the government for Flanders in 2050. The European Union is an essential partner for Flanders in this process.
However, the EU has a number of difficulties, such as the Brexit, the migration crisis and the aging of the population. Rehabilitation, reform and critical self-reflection are a necessity. Therefore, the Government of Flanders wishes to contribute to a renewed and shared vision that offers citizens perspective and trust.
pdf file2016 Vision of the future of the European Union (2.94 MB)