The French Community of Wallonia and Brussels grants a number of scholarships each year to Israeli students. Scholarship applications for the academic year 2014-2015 must be submitted to the Embassy of Belgium until January 31st 2014. For information on the type of scholarships and applications procedure, please click here.
Chantal Akerman at the "Another Look" festival
Belgium will participate in the second edition of the "Another Look" festival with the film "News from Home" directed by well-known Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. The festival, which is a joint initiative of EU member states' embassies and cultural institutions in Israel, will feature some outstanding European films which have been restored, in the cinematheques of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa between January 15 to 31. It will provide the audience with a unique insight into the different cultures and perspectives which make up the great collage that is the shared European identity. The 1977 documentary film by Chantal Akerman consists of long takes of locations in New York city, set to Akerman's voice-over as she reads letters her mother sent her from Brussels between 1971 and 1973, when she lived in New York. For the entire program and days and hours of screening, click here.
For many Israelis, Belgium owes its fame to the dynamic Jewish community of Antwerp - one of the world's most important diamond exchange centers - to its capital Brussels and to some of its national products such as chocolate and beer. But Belgium is much more than that.