Bapa BXL is a French-speaking reception agency for newcomers in Brussels. The agency focuses on a social policy aimed at promoting the social, economic, and cultural participation of the newcomers. You need to be over 18 years old, be registered in a municipality of the Brussels, stay legally in Belgium for less than 3 years, and have received a residence permit valid for over 3 months.
Bapa BXL offers a friendly welcome to newcomers, listening, giving useful information about the aid and services in Brussels, about the rights and duties of all persons living in Belgium, a social report in the newcomer's language to determine their achievements, socioeconomic needs (housing, living, health, work,...) and an assessment of their knowledge of the French language, personal social support tailored to the needs of newcomers, referral to appropriate support services (work, training,...), free French courses (literacy, French as a foreign language), citizenship training, a certificate for the completed course recognized for the Belgian nationality application. Bapa BXL also establishes partnerships with the associations in Brussels.