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Relations between the United Kingdom and Wallonia-Brussels

United Kingdom Parliament
United Kingdom Parliament

As far as the UK is concerned, the main text remains the Cultural Agreement of 17 June 1946 between the UK and the Kingdom of Belgium. This agreement was actively implemented until 1995.

There is also a scientific agreement between the British Council, the CGRI and the FNRS of 26 November 1990. This agreement was implemented in the 1990s and then terminated by the British Council in 1998. However, in 2008, at the request of the British, a relaunch of scientific cooperation was carried out under the Brown Government. This involved a programme of scientific cooperation (missions and hosting of researchers and participation in seminars) with the British Council, thus enabling cooperation to be resumed. The programme was later stopped again.

In 2018, the agreement with the British Council on the Conversation Assistants Scheme was amended to increase the potential number of conversation assistants (these people work on orality and support a local teacher) to be sent and hosted in both countries. The programme now provides for the possibility of hosting/sending 10 assistants as opposed to 7 previously.