Premier Jean Charest will be undertaking an official visit to France on June 29-30, accompanied by Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie. The visit will focus on major bilateral and multilateral issues of concern to Québec and France.
Like other Québec government offices around the world, the Délégation générale du Québec à Bruxelles (DGQB) invites Quebecers and their friends to come celebrate Québec’s National Holiday next thursday, June 24. See you there!
Founded in 1992, Integrim is a Québec company headquartered in Montréal with 20 employees. With expertise in automatic document and strategic information processing, it is a Canadian leader in its field.
Its software is used in the areas of accounting, enrolment procedures at educational institutions (e.g., universities), clinical research and certain mailing processes.
On May 20 in Brussels, Marie McAndrew, a full professor at Université de Montréal, presented her recent work on fragile minorities and education in Belgium, Catalonia, Northern Ireland and Québec, called Les majorités fragiles et l’éducation : Belgique, Catalogne, Irlande du Nord, Québec.
International collaboration is crucial in research and innovation, and Flanders and Québec recently decided to join forces in these areas by signing a bilateral cooperation agreement.
In this context, on May 19 and 20, the Québec government office in Brussels (DGQB) and the Flemish scientific research fund (FWO) held a two-day workshop on fundamental research and cancer genetics.
On May 27 and 28, Université Libre de Bruxelles hosted a symposium on the theme of “Federalism, the Environment and Regional Integration – A Comparative Look at Belgium and Canada.” Organized by the Centre de droit public (CDPub), the symposium featured talks by experts in environmental law.
Montréal provided the setting for Premier Jean Charest’s first official meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon on May 28 during Mr. Calderon’s two-day visit to Canada. They were joined by Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Patricia Espinosa, as well as by the Ministers of the Economy, Transport, Communications and Tourism. Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, also attended.
Last year, some 4,300 people took part in international youth mobility projects organized by Québec’s International Youth Offices (Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec/LOJIQ). The organization paid tribute to the excellence of 12 such projects at the second edition of the LOJIQ awards ceremony, which was held at the National Assembly on May 25.
In conjunction with the visit of Bernard Cerquiglini, rector of the Academic Agency of La Francophonie (AUF), the Government of Québec recently signed an agreement aimed at fostering and promoting academic cooperation with the AUF in various priority areas, including the rule of law, democracy, the environment and sustainable development. The agreement will make it easier for francophones from around the world to study in Québec.
For the 18th edition of this high-profile international trade fair, companies from Québec and elsewhere in Canada were once again invited to display their products in the Canadian Pavilion. With tens of thousands of high-quality visitors, the event has become a “must” for fish and seafood producers and processors around the world, including players based in Québec. Over 1,600 exhibitors from 144 countries took part in the 2010 edition.
On April 30, the non-profit association PromOptimca held a workshop on biophotonics at the Gosselies Aeropole PointCentre, in collaboration with the Photonics Cluster and Biopark. The purpose of the one-day event was to promote research and development in the cutting-edge areas of optics and biology.
Québec’s Delegate General in Brussels, Christos Sirros, gave a talk yesterday at an event organized by the Cercle québécois des affaires internationales (CQAI). He highlighted the leadership role played by Québec in the launch of negotiations between Canada and the European Union with a view to signing a comprehensive economic and trade agreement, and pointed to the efforts deployed by the Québec government office in Brussels (DGQB) to promote the agreement among European decision-makers.