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Talent pool

Brussels is a multicultural and multilingual city. In addition to the 3 national languages, French, Dutch and German, English is spoken nearly everywhere in the city. In fact, Brussels ranks number one in Europe in terms of the number of languages spoken.

Brussels' workforce is also highly international - 30% of the population is of foreign origin. With its multicultural and multilingual workforce, language is simply no barrier in the capital of Europe. Services can be provided in English, French, Dutch, German or Spanish without any problem. And if you dig a little deeper, you’ll discover substantial reserves of speakers of every European language: Italian, Polish, Czech, Greek, Estonian and even Maltese.

High productivity

Belgium has one of the highest levels of labour productivity in the EU. According to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009 Belgium outperforms many other EU countries including France, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK in terms of GDP per hour worked.

Brussels’ workforce is also highly skilled and well-educated. The city is home to 3 major universities and boasts a wide range of international schools offering various international curricula.

Benchmark English Proficiency

Benchmark Language Skills

Benchmark Overall Productivity

Benchmark Skilled Labor

Benchmark University Education

Benchmark Worker Motivation