On December 6, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Astrid of Belgium attended a conference at the University of Antwerp regarding poverty, migration and integration The event was organized by the Centre on Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City on the occasion of the publication of the 20th Annual Poverty and Social Exclusion.
On November 24, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium was in Liege where she participated in a meeting regarding human trafficking. According to the official site for the royal house of Belgium, the meeting was jointly organized by SÜRYA, PAYOKE and PAG-ASA, all three groups are deeply involved in the fight against the problem of modern slavery/human trafficking.
Meanwhile, in Brussels, H.R.H. Princess Astrid attended a medical and scientific research awards ceremony managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.
On November 17, 2011, H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium attended the 130th anniversary of the newspaper, L’Echo, in Brussels. During the celebration banquet there were discussions regarding economic affairs and so forth. There was also a lecture from Mr. Gerard Mesrallet entitled, Belgium: At the Crossroads in its Economic History and Energy: A Major Issue of Economic Growth. Click here to view photos.
Meanwhile, H.R.H. Princess Astrid attended the 50th anniversary of the Social Space Tele-Service held at the headquarters of the European Social TV service in Brussels. This association aims to help those in need.