The Belgian Consular Union

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the website of the Belgian Consular Union (BCU) – “l’Union Consulaire Belge” – which brings together nearly 200 honorary consuls from north to south of the country, representing many of the world’s states in the Kingdom of Belgium.
The BCU celebrated its 30th anniversary in December 2023 with a gala evening attended by many dignitaries.

It serves all the honorary consuls of the various provincial consular corps, but its members also include career consuls in Belgium and honorary consuls of Belgium abroad who wish to do so and are up to date with their subscriptions.

Our aim is to act as a link between the communities and to have close and privileged links with the FPS Foreign Affairs, not forgetting our specific personal relationships with our respective embassies and the community and provincial governments.

We are happy to organise one-off events to help increase your national and international network, knowledge and experience, such as our Annual General Meeting followed by a gala evening with keynote speakers, the BCU Award, presented to a person or organisation that has developed an extraordinary image and reputation for our country in the world, conferences on topical issues, meetings with leaders from the diplomatic, political and economic worlds, company visits, and soon an annual training day on the duties and responsibilities of the position of Honorary Consul.

We also publish a well-known directory, which is used by many embassies and institutions. And don’t forget our website: to keep up to date with the various activities we organise.

If you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We welcome all suggestions.

Never forget that as Honorary Consul, we have been appointed to serve and assist our respective citizens and governments in their duties. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”, Ronald R. Reagan once said.

The BCU is also a privileged member of FICAC, the World Federation of Honorary Consuls, and EFCAC, the European Federation of Honorary Consuls; yet another reason to join the BCU and join a worldwide and European network of colleagues who share the same passion as you.
Our national motto “l’union fait la force” takes on its full meaning here.

Finally, I am honoured to have been appointed the third President of the BCU. Together with the members of the Board of Directors, I will do my utmost to meet your expectations and needs, and I look forward to welcoming you at one of our forthcoming events.

Frédéric L. Agneessens

Belgian Consular Union (BCU)

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Prèsentation de l’Estonie, de sa culture et des nouvelles technologies de l’e-Estonie.


Visite du port de Zeebruges.


Informations concernant le programme de la journée .

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