Local employment on post often requires a work permit. SPF Foreign Affairs has reciprocal work agreements for partners with several countries. Find here the most recent list on the work agreements for partners (updated on March 2023).
Minister Hadja Lahbib invited us to talk about BeFamily and what is needed for a good family policy. The minister took the time to listen to us and is open for suggestions about how to improve the experience for families of diplomats. So we have some homework to do: what are our main issues and what are possible solutions? We did this exercise for pension and social security. Now we’re starting with a working group in education. If you have…
What: a working group to identify the major challenges when it comes toeducation of kids & look for solutions→ we want to be constructive! Who: 3 members + 2 board members who are interested→ email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested, by the end of December 2022 How: Online, meeting once a month (or more, depending on the participants) Timing: starting in January 2023
Please find here the presentation of the General Assembly on the 24th of November 2022
On Tuesday the vacancy for Family Officer was posted on the website of Selor. You can apply till 7/12, so if you are interested, be quick. Would be great if it’s a partner who can do the job. Vacancy in Dutch: https://selor.be/nl/vacatures/job/ANG22504/Family-officer-m-v-x- Vacancy in French: https://selor.be/fr/emplois/job/AFG22371/Family-Officer-m-f-x-
Listen to the latest podcasts Next Move Where to move next? That’s the question most of us get every 3 or 4 years. I feel it’s very hard to answer as I have little idea about life in some countries. For me it’s easy to imagine how life is in another European capital, but what about South America? Do I need to know Spanish or can I get by in English? What does life on a hardship post look like?…
Eufasa has published a document about tips for international transfers with kids with different needs. You can read it here