On November 17, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium was in Molenbeek-Wersbeek where she visited a community center, De Vaartkapen Caleidoscoop, to participate in the literacy project, “A to Z”. The project includes literacy classes open to anyone with the objective of social integration of single parents of young children who are not in school.
On November 16, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium visited the province of Luxembourg. The royal couple’s first stop was the Ferme du Monceau (Monceau Farm) in Vaux-sur-Sure and then they visited the transport company, Charlier. In the afternoon, the prince and princess travelled to the town of Neufchâteau where they attended a reception at the City Hall in their honor. Upon leaving the City Hall hundreds the royal couple mingled with hundreds of locals who where waiting for the royal couple outside.
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On November 8, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Mathilde visited the House of Parenting in Péruwelz. In the afternoon, she visited the de Bakermat in Leuven. The House of Parenting encourages a process of co-education among parents of children 0-3 years old and social workers, for the development of the child. A collaboration with Le Galion, a unit of Family Education of Péruwelz CPAS, provides services to disadvantaged families.
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium are currently in China on an economic mission along a large Belgian business delegation. The purpose of this important trip: To support Belgian exports and encourage the signing of new contracts “… despite the crisis that has hit many markets around the world…” said the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Steven Vanackere, in a press conference.
According to the Belgian online newspaper, RTL, this is the fourth trade mission organized with China which began back in to 2000. Mr. Vanackere hopes that during this economic mission that at least forty new contracts will be signed in various sectors such as transport and logistics, clean technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, information technologies and communication, and in the diamond sector which trade relations already exist between China and Antwerp, Belgium.
This afternoon in Beijing H.R.H. Prince Philippe met with Deputy Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Wang Qishan while H.R.H. Princess Mathilde visited the Beijing Dance Academy.
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium are currently in China on an economic mission with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Agency for Foreign Trade in collaboration with the regional trade AWEX, Flanders Investment & Trade and others. The delegation will spend nine days in China and will visit six cities which include Beijing, Tianjin, Chongqing, Gungzhou, Shenzhen, and Shanghai.
On October 1, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium attended the 2011 European Job Days event at the Berlaymont in Brussels. This event is organized by the European Commission, EURES, the network of employment in Europe.
European Job Days is dedicated to the recruitment and the provision of practical information on all aspects of geographical mobility in Europe. It also facilitates contacts between employers and job seekers, especially the youth. The main theme of this year is “job creation through entrepreneurship” including the use of the instrument of microfinance.
On September 29, 2011, H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium attended the inauguration of two environmentally friendly production units by the company Floridienne Chemistry in Ath. The company, founded in 1898, is particularly active in the production and recycling of metals as well as other stuff that mostly like will not interest you.
According to the Belgian newspaper, RTBF, these new production units cost over 40 million Euros and is more green in its design than ever before. Great.
As for Princess Mathilde of Belgium, she was Sint-Jan-in-Eremo in East Flanders this evening where is attended an academic session to celebrate of 25 years of “Plattelandklassen”:
This session took place in the provincial sports center ‘De Boerekreek’ in Sint-Jan-in-Eremo. This form of rural and agricultural education puts the youth in contact with the modern agriculture and horticulture. source
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