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A new European school is set to open in the Belgian capital next year

A new European school is set to open in the Belgian capital next year, joining the four other schools already established in Ixelles, Woluwe, Uccle, and Laeken. The school will be located on the premises of the former NATO HQ site in Evere.

The new school will initially have capacity for 1,500 students, with an additional 1,000 places to be made available once construction finishes on the site. The European School network was inaugurated in 1953, and continues to provide schooling to children of European Institution civil servants.

The launch of the new school will strengthen Brussels’ status as a “leading diplomatic city,” says Deputy Prime Minister Koen Geens.

“The city is a base for 5,400 diplomats and 20,000 lobbyists and is therefore the most important diplomatic city in the world. Its international character generates no less than 121,000 jobs and €5 billion in added value for the Brussels economy. We must continue to support this status as much as possible. Offering an international education plays an essential role in this,” he said.