Embassy of Belgium in Helsinki

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The Embassy is closed on 24, 25 and 31 December 2020 as well as on 1 January 2021.The Embassy staff wishes all a merry f...
23/12/2020

The Embassy is closed on 24, 25 and 31 December 2020 as well as on 1 January 2021.

The Embassy staff wishes all a merry festive season and a better year 2021!

Important update about travelling to Belgium: From 25 December 2020 persons (from 12 years old) not residing in Belgium ...
22/12/2020

Important update about travelling to Belgium:

From 25 December 2020 persons (from 12 years old) not residing in Belgium must present a negative PCR test result of a test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival in Belgium. In addition, everyone should still fill in the Passenger Locator Form (available at https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form) based on which further instructions about quarantine requirements will be individually given upon arrival in Belgium.

21/12/2020
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Today we received a heartwarming message from Santa Claus himself, all the way up from 🇫🇮 Lapland! The jolly old man asked us to pass on a very special holiday message for everyone in 🇧🇪 🎅

Santa Claus Office Ulkoministeriö - utrikesministeriet Belgium. Uniquely Phenomenal Business Finland thisisFINLAND - things you should and shouldn't know - This is Finland

#Christmas | Our Embassy of Belgium in Helsinki received a message from Santa Claus addressed to all Belgians. 🎄 Christmas will be celebrated differently this year but as a united team of 11 million Belgians we will come out stronger of this period. ❤️

#Noël | Notre ambassade en Finlande a reçu un message du Père Noël adressé à tous les Belges. 🎄 Noël sera célébré différemment cette année, mais en tant qu'équipe unie de 11 millions de Belges, nous sortirons plus forts de cette période. ❤️

#Kerstmis | Onze Ambassade in Finland ontving een bericht van de kerstman aan alle Belgen. 🎄 Kerstmis wordt dit jaar anders gevierd, maar als een verenigd team van 11 miljoen Belgen komen we sterker uit deze periode. ❤️

#Weihnachten | Unsere Botschaft in Finnland hat eine Botschaft vom Weihnachtsmann erhalten, die an alle Belgier gerichtet ist. 🎄 Weihnachten wird dieses Jahr anders gefeiert werden, aber als ein vereintes Team von 11 Millionen Belgiern werden wir gestärkt aus dieser Zeit hervorgehen. ❤️

Digitalisation of our consular processes has taken one step further today as we received our very first e-legalisation c...
17/12/2020

Digitalisation of our consular processes has taken one step further today as we received our very first e-legalisation client! 🤩 With our new digital legalisation we can provide a more reliable, straightforward and safe process for all parties involved. 👏

If you want to learn more about how to get your document legalised, please consult our website:
https://finland.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/legalisation-documents

Meet a new face at our embassy! #Introduction | Hi! Moi! Tere! My name is Gilles and I’ve just started an internship at ...
15/12/2020

Meet a new face at our embassy!

#Introduction | Hi! Moi! Tere! My name is Gilles and I’ve just started an internship at the Belgian embassy in Helsinki. I’ll be staying 2 months in the northernmost capital of the European Union. Finland is a huge country compared to our little Belgium. Finland regularly ranks among the happiest countries in the world so I’m very excited to discover the country and its inhabitants.

I have the chance to work in a small and dynamic team. I graduated in Political Science and European studies and I’m very interested to see how Belgium maintains excellent relations with other countries of the European Union. The embassy in Helsinki is also competent for Estonia so I will be learning about two countries at the same time!

I recommend an internship at the embassy to any Belgian who is planning, as I am, to take the diplomatic exam!

#Voorstelling | Hoi! Moi! Tere! My naam is Gilles en ik ben net begonnen met een stage op de Belgische ambassade in Helsinki. Ik zal 2 maanden verblijven in de noordelijkste hoofdstad van de Europese Unie. Finland is een gigantisch land in vergelijking met ons kleine België. Finland behoort regelmatig tot de gelukkigste landen ter wereld, dus ik ben erg enthousiast om het land en zijn inwoners te ontdekken.

Ik heb de kans om in een klein maar dynamisch team te werken. Ik ben afgestudeerd in de politieke wetenschappen en Europese studies en ik ben zeer geïnteresseerd om te zien hoe België uitstekende relaties onderhoudt met andere landen van de Europese Unie. De ambassade in Helsinki is ook bevoegd voor Estland, dus ik leer tegelijk twee landen kennen!

Ik raad een stage op de ambassade aan voor elke Belg die van plan is om, net als ik, het diplomatieke examen af te leggen!

#Introduction | Salut! Moi! Tere! Je m’appelle Gilles et je viens de commencer un stage à l’ambassade belge à Helsinki. Je resterai 2 mois dans la capitale la plus septentrionale de l’Union européenne. La Finlande est un pays gigantesque comparé à notre petite Belgique. La Finlande figure régulièrement parmi les pays les plus heureux du monde, je suis donc très enthousiaste de découvrir le pays et ses habitants.

J’ai la chance de travailler dans une petite équipe dynamique. Je suis diplômé en sciences politiques et études européennes et je suis très intéressé de voir comment la Belgique entretient d’excellentes relations avec d’autres pays de l’Union européenne. L’ambassade à Helsinki est également compétente pour l’Estonie, j’ai donc l’occasion de découvrir deux pays en même temps!

Je recommande un stage à l’ambassade à tout Belge qui a l’intention, comme moi, de passer l’examen diplomatique!

Embassy of Belgium in Helsinki
10/12/2020

Embassy of Belgium in Helsinki

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää Suomi! 🇫🇮
06/12/2020

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää Suomi! 🇫🇮

If you see today a whiff of a red cape, you know who it just might be… 🎁 #Sinterklaas #StNicholas
05/12/2020

If you see today a whiff of a red cape, you know who it just might be… 🎁 #Sinterklaas #StNicholas

We value your opinion!🙌 How do you find the general quality and reachability of our consular services and client informa...
26/11/2020
We value your opinion

We value your opinion!🙌 How do you find the general quality and reachability of our consular services and client information? We would greatly appreciate if you could spare a minute to fill in our online customer satisfaction form in order to help us improve our services.

Please note that a paper versions of the feedback form is also available at our consular counter for those of you who prefer to give your thoughts on pen and paper. ✍️

Access the customer satisfaction via the following link:
shorturl.at/puwGX

We would be grateful if you could evaluate the services of the Embassy of Belgium in Helsinki.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence #HearMeToo #OrangeTheWorld #GenerationEquality
25/11/2020

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence #HearMeToo #OrangeTheWorld #GenerationEquality

#TravelAdviceNL🇫🇮 Sinds 10 augustus worden reizigers uit België niet meer toegelaten tot het Finse grondgebied en worden...
20/11/2020

#TravelAdviceNL🇫🇮 Sinds 10 augustus worden reizigers uit België niet meer toegelaten tot het Finse grondgebied en worden grenscontroles uitgevoerd bij aankomst in Finland. Hierop gelden enkele uitzonderingen voor essentiële verplaatsingen zoals zakenreizen, familiebezoek, studenten en permanente residenten in Finland. De volledige lijst van uitzonderingen kan u hier terugvinden: https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic Deze reisbeperkingen gelden ongeacht uw vervoersmiddel, behalve wanneer u met een pleziervaartuig naar Finland vaart.

Een overzicht van de lokale maatregelen in de strijd tegen Covid-19 vindt u hier: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus (in het Engels).

Reizigers dienen na aankomst 10 dagen in zelfquarantaine te gaan. Dit wil zeggen dat men de contacten tot het minimum beperkt en enkel essentiële verplaatsingen toegelaten zijn. Men kan de quarantaineperiode inkorten door zich tweemaal te laten testen. Een eerste maal binnen de 72 uur voor vertrek en een tweede maal in Finland ten vroegste 72 uur na aankomst. Indien beide tests negatief zijn, mag men de zelfquarantaine stopzetten. Voor inwoners van Finland geldt een afwijkende regeling. Zij kunnen zich laten testen bij aankomst in de luchthaven en kunnen zich dan een tweede maal laten testen in hun thuisgemeente. Deze tweede test wordt eveneens ten vroegste 72 uur na aankomst afgenomen.

Professionele verplaatsingen tussen enerzijds Finland en anderzijds Estland of Zweden zijn momenteel ook vrijgesteld van quarantaine. Hetzelfde geldt voor het grensverkeer rond de Zweeds-Finse en Noors-Finse grenzen.

#TravelAdviceFR🇫🇮 Depuis le 10 août, les voyageurs venant de Belgique ne sont plus admis sur le territoire finlandais et...
20/11/2020

#TravelAdviceFR🇫🇮 Depuis le 10 août, les voyageurs venant de Belgique ne sont plus admis sur le territoire finlandais et des contrôles aux frontières sont effectués. Il y a quelques exceptions pour les voyages essentiels, comme les voyages professionnels, les visites familiales, les étudiants et les résidents permanents en Finlande. La liste complète des exceptions est disponible ici: https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/guidelines_for_border_traffic Ces restrictions de voyage s'appliquent quel que soit votre mode de transport, sauf si vous venez en Finlande sur un bateau de plaisance.

Vous trouverez un aperçu des mesures locales pour lutter contre le Covid-19 ici: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/information-on-coronavirus (en anglais).

Les voyageurs sont tenus de se mettre en quarantaine pendant 10 jours après leur arrivée. Cela signifie que les contacts sont réduits au minimum et que seuls les mouvements essentiels sont permis. La période de quarantaine peut être raccourcie en étant testée deux fois. La première fois dans les 72 heures avant le départ et une deuxième fois en Finlande au plus tôt 72 heures après l'arrivée. Si les deux tests sont négatifs, l'auto-quarantaine peut être interrompue. Un arrangement différent s'applique aux résidents de Finlande. Ils peuvent se faire tester à leur arrivée à l'aéroport et se faire tester une seconde fois dans leur commune de résidence. Ce deuxième test est également effectué au plus tôt 72 heures après l'arrivée.

Les mouvements professionnels entre la Finlande d'une part et l'Estonie ou la Suède d'autre part sont actuellement également exempts de quarantaine. Il en va de même pour le trafic frontalier autour des frontières suédo-finlandaise et norvégienne-finlandaise.

Sinterklaas has gotten a travel exemption and will be visiting the Belgian Embassy on Saturday 5 December with some spec...
19/11/2020
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Sinterklaas has gotten a travel exemption and will be visiting the Belgian Embassy on Saturday 5 December with some special arrangements. ❄️🎁 This year each participating family can reserve a ten minute time slot during which they have a chance to meet and distantly greet with the Sint. 👨‍👨‍👦‍👦👩‍👧 As you might expect, places are extremely limited this year.

How to register?
➡️ If you are already a FinBel Association member, you should have received an invite via email with a link to registration. If you have not received this email, please contact FinBel to make sure your contact information is up-to-date
➡️ If you are not yet a FinBel Association member, you can join the association via the link below and receive an invitation after registration is complete.

https://www.finbel.fi/contact-us.html

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18/11/2020

This year King’s Day did not follow the traditional script. ✍️ Instead of preparing to receive hundreds of guests, we were busy putting together a special surprise for homeless shelters and help centers across Helsinki. 👐See from the video below how it all came together! ⬇️

Vva ry Symppis Sininauhasäätiö Helsingin Diakonissalaitoksen säätiö sr. Helsingin sosiaali- ja terveystoimiala Ulkoministeriö - utrikesministeriet

15/11/2020
King's Day speech by Ambassador Carl Peeters

Happy King's Day! 👑 As we cannot host any big receptions for the time being, we have found an alternative format for this year's celebrations. Find out more by listening to ambassador Carl Peeters' speech addressing our 🇫🇮 and 🇪🇪 friends as well as the Belgian🇧🇪 communities in these countries!

Fridays are for self-indulgence!😋 Thanks to importers such as Leonidas chocolates & cafe by Suklaaunelma and Neuhaus Fin...
13/11/2020

Fridays are for self-indulgence!😋 Thanks to importers such as Leonidas chocolates & cafe by Suklaaunelma and Neuhaus Finland, delicious 🇧🇪 pralines and chocolaty treats are readily available in Finland and you can order your favorite treats online no matter which part of the country you live in! 🍫👌

#ConsularInformation As of today our embassy offers Belgian citizens in Finland and Estonia the possibility to register ...
12/11/2020
eConsul

#ConsularInformation As of today our embassy offers Belgian citizens in Finland and Estonia the possibility to register in the consular population registers online. 📝

The online enrollment is open to all those who:

✅are Belgian citizens;

✅are not (or no longer) registered at a Belgian municipality, after having informed the municipality that you have moved abroad;

✅have a valid and activated Belgian eID;

✅know their PIN-code and have a card reader


👉 You can register online via the following link: https://econsul.diplomatie.be/

Belgium’s vibrant electronic music tradition has worked as a breeding ground for several renowned DJs and world-class el...
10/11/2020
Charlotte de Witte wins DJ Mag Alternative Top 100 DJs 2020, Powered by Beatport

Belgium’s vibrant electronic music tradition has worked as a breeding ground for several renowned DJs and world-class electronic festivals. 🎶 Our latest 🇧🇪 rising star is Charlotte de Witte who has just been voted as the number one Techno DJ in the world in DJ Mag Alternative Top 100 list. 🥇 This techno superstar also earned the title of the Highest Climber due to her swift ascent to international fame. 👏

https://djmag.com/news/charlotte-de-witte-wins-alternative-top-100-djs-2020-powered-beatport

The results for 2020’s Alternative Top 100 DJs 2020, Powered by Beatport, have been announced

It’s the last day of #ComicStripTourofBelgium🇧🇪 at Sarjakuvakeskus and evidently also of our online tour. Our last pit s...
29/10/2020

It’s the last day of #ComicStripTourofBelgium🇧🇪 at Sarjakuvakeskus and evidently also of our online tour. Our last pit stop is in the industrial valley of Wallonia, the sillon industriel, which made up a major part of Belgium’s economy during the Industrial Revolution with its mining and heavy coal industries. ⛏ The Major Mining Sites of Wallonia, which are located in or near the sillon industriel, are a World Heritage Site. The mining sector in Belgium declined during the 20th century during deindustrialization and today the four major mines are no longer operational. Today, they are each open to visitors as museums and are an important part of Belgian industrial heritage.

In Francis Carin’s and David Caryn’s comic “Blood enemies: The fatal harvests” Omer Desmet and his friend Louis de Meester embark secretly on a cargo ship headed towards Canada at the dawn of the First World War. 🚢Unfortunately, things do not go as planned and the boat is hijacked following a mutiny. Passing through the Panama Canal, the ship becomes victim of a German submarine torpedo which results in Omer and the rest of the crew finding themselves shipwrecked on an island populated by a cannibalistic tribe! 😨

Thank you for embarking with us to this journey throughout Belgium and it’s rich comics culture during the past month! Be it virtually or physically, it has been a pleasure having you onboard! 👐

#ComicStripTourOfBelgium🇧🇪 In his thirties, Mr. lou realizes that he does not know Belgium very well, the country where ...
27/10/2020

#ComicStripTourOfBelgium🇧🇪 In his thirties, Mr. lou realizes that he does not know Belgium very well, the country where he has lived his whole life. He decides to correct this unforgivable shortcoming in a characteristically Belgian manner; by undertaking multiple bike tours around the country. 🚴 From Charleroi to Mechelen, from Bruges to the Ardennes, Mr. lou travels through the key places of Belgium. His travels turn out to be in turn unexpected, in turn comical, but always touching.

Mechelen lies on the major urban and industrial axis Brussels–Antwerp, about 25 km from each city. Mechelen is one of Flanders' prominent cities of historical art, with Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, and Leuven. 🎨 It was notably a centre for artistic production during the Northern Renaissance, when painters, printmakers, illuminators and composers of polyphony were attracted by patrons such as Margaret of York, Margaret of Austria and Hieronymus van Busleyden.

During the exhibition “A Comic Strip Tour of Belgium” we introduce every Tuesday and Thursday one poster presented at the exhibition along with some additional information of the location and the artist. You are warmly invited to join us to this virtual comic strip tour, no matter where you are! 🙌

The exhibition is open at Sarjakuvakeskus every Monday-Saturday until 29.10.2020. For more information, check out:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1240222656333251

This weekend several buildings in Brussels were lit up in blue🔹 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations🇺...
26/10/2020

This weekend several buildings in Brussels were lit up in blue🔹 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations🇺🇳 and to show that for Belgium #MultilateralismMatters. Do you recognize these landmarks? #EuropeTurnsUNBlue

#ComicStripTourOfBelgium🇧🇪 The year is 1938. After 8 years in Congo, Thomas returns to his native Ardennes only to find ...
22/10/2020

#ComicStripTourOfBelgium🇧🇪 The year is 1938. After 8 years in Congo, Thomas returns to his native Ardennes only to find his childhood sweetheart to now have a family with his brother. Torn by Léon Degrelle’s pro-Nazi Rexist party and its internal disagreements, Belgium is struggling to determine itself within the troubled European landscape, agitated by Hitler's conquests and the war in Spain. 😵 A dark page in history, through the prism of the life of a very peaceful village ... in appearance!

Ardennes is a region in Wallonia known for its ancient forests, flowing rivers and rolling hills with picturesque towns, such as the one depicted in Eric Warnauts' comic series "Les Temps Nouveaux", nestling in the valleys. 🏞 Ardennes covers a significant area of Wallonia as well as parts of Luxembourg and France.

During the exhibition “A Comic Strip Tour of Belgium” we introduce every Tuesday and Thursday one poster presented at the exhibition along with some additional information of the location and the artist. You are warmly invited to join us to this virtual comic strip tour, no matter where you are! 🙌

The exhibition is open at Sarjakuvakeskus every Monday-Saturday until 29.10.2020. For more information, check out:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1240222659666584

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Kalliolinnantie 5
Helsinki
00140

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Maanantai 13:30 - 15:30
Maanantai 08:30 - 12:30
Tiistai 13:30 - 15:30
Tiistai 08:30 - 12:30
Keskiviikko 13:30 - 15:30
Keskiviikko 08:30 - 12:30
Torstai 13:30 - 15:30
Torstai 08:30 - 12:30
Perjantai 13:30 - 15:30
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