PVWater International Ltd. Abuja, Nigeria

A historic milestone, with the provision of clean and safe water, using innovative Solar Electricity technologies, for the rural population of Nigeria not connected to centralized utilities. PVWater International, a pioneering joint venture…

THE REVULUTIONARY MIBRAR TECHNOLOGY WITH A VISION

MIBRAR enables the reconstruction of damaged structures of the musculoskeletal system through regeneration by means of a body-own concentrate How to avoid endoprosthetics of the spine or joint replacement? Is it possible to do a procedure without…

JAS – where art meets humanity

JAS, the privately owned museum of Jan and Kristina Engels with an open window to the world Jan and Kristine Engels live a life surrounded by art and nature in the centre of Antwerp. The interest of Jan Engels for African art originated way…

Belgium is fortunate to have two ministers of culture while most European countries have one and others have none

On 22nd January, the Minister of Culture Alda Greoli and her Flemish homologue Sven Gatz were both attending an event on “The Cultural Embassy for Children” at the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels. It was an opportunity for Diplomatic World…

Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Catholic-Humanist vision on the fragility of Virtue

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Breda? c. 1525/30-1569 Brussels) died 450 years ago. He lived in a chaotically changing world, not unequal to the today’s changing paradigms, aware of the weakness of human nature. The Catholic idea of the uncertainty…

Connoisseurship & Rembrandt’s denied studio practice, a ‘status questionis’

In memory of Walter Liedtke What distinguishes a Rembrandt from a non-Rembrandt? The exhibitions in Amsterdam and The Hague at the occasion of the 350th anniversary of his death, are a good opportunity to look back on the history of the Rembrandt-connoisseurship…

Conversation with Lorenzo Quinn on the essence and meaning of his Art

“And the large hands, they are Help. So the idea is: Hope is mother and child, mother and daughter. Wisdom: its grandmother and niece. Faith: father and child. Friendship: two young boys. Love: us two. These are our hands. And then we have…

CULTURAL CLASH IN A CHANGING WORLD

Before 1990, everybody knew who the enemy was. Today, there is a growing sense of confrontation in a confused world, in which some new power players want to insert their meddlesome influence. Humanity produces two things in abundance: carbon…

Reflections and personal impressions by Jan Cornelis1

CIDIC (European Centre for Economic, Academic and Cultural Diplomacy) organized a Diplomatic, economic, academic and cultural mission to Vienna, 15-17 October 2018, on the occasion of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Professor…

Statement by Willy Deswaef

President of the Belgian Consular Union (BCU) on the Foundation and Merits of the BCU On a certain day, I was contacted by the Consul General of Japan in Napels, an Italian whose son was studying at the College of Europe in Bruges. This man…