Education

The new European School of Brussels

The European Schools of Brussels have been under great stress for a long period of 10 years due to overcrowding.

The inaction of the Belgium state to comply with its legal obligations to provide a new school, coupled with the lack of real pressure from the European Commission for it to do so, led to an extreme situation that needs very urgent attention. Continue reading The new European School of Brussels

Approaching deadline: don’t miss out on Commission repayment of exceptional education costs

Closing date for applications (and reapplications!) is 15 November 2020.

Even where a child is not attending a European School, there are still circumstances where the Commission can contribute to the education costs (primary and secondary levels), such as where the reason for the child attending another school is educational difficulties, timing concerns or geographical issues: check out the application form for specifics. Continue reading Approaching deadline: don’t miss out on Commission repayment of exceptional education costs

‘Full-time attendance at an educational establishment’: what counts?

Attention all parents! For the education allowance we now have specific minimum measurements for what qualifies as full-time attendance at an educational establishment: check out whether and how this affects you!

Why is this significant?

The payment of the education allowance is dependent on children’s ‘regular full-time attendance’, without specifying the number of hours or credits required to meet this criteria. Continue reading ‘Full-time attendance at an educational establishment’: what counts?

Repayment of exceptional costs

Under certain criteria it is possible to be reimbursed for the costs of primary and secondary education of your children. This may be the case when they are not able to:

  • be in European School because of imperative educational reasons, or
  • attend a European School because of parents’ place of employment.

This year thanks to Generation 2004 efforts via the Local Staff Committee of Brussels the deadline for applications has been adopted in favour of parents and it is now the 15th of October 2019.

In the current season, reimbursements refer to the school year of 2018-2019. Please read more about it here. Take particular care for the eligibility when ask for the reimbursement.