The Social Integration Course, also known as inburgering in Dutch, equips refugees with essential knowledge about culture and life in Belgium. It basically helps them to be more easily integrated into the society.
The course covers subjects such as employment and its benefits, taxation, education, health care, social security, transport system, law, housing and accommodation, citizenship, types of residence and work permit cards, refugees, emergency actions and also information about sports, culture and leisure. The participants will get a better perspective of their future life in Belgium.
Eligibility of refugee participants
You need to be resident in Belgium.
You should be 18 years or older.
Your application as asylum seeker in Belgium should not be shorter than 4 months.
You will receive an invitation letter from the government to take part in the course; but there is no obligation
It is totally free of charge.
It takes 60 hours overall.
The transport expense will be reimbursed by the government at the end of the course.
You can take the course in your own native language or in another language you may understand. It offers more than 30 languages including Dutch, English, French, Arabic, Polish, Farsi, Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Tamazight, Spanish, Portuguese.
Register to the course at Inburgering in Flanders, Bon in Wallonie and BAPA, VIA, and Cire organisations in Brussels.
The classes be normally held 3 or 4 times annually in January, May, and March. You may have 2 or 3 classes per week with 2 or 3 hours duration.