Directorate-General for External Communication

The Directorate-General for External Communication:

  • shares federal government decisions with the outside world
  • informs the country’s citizens, journalists and organisations through a number of communication channels
  • boosts Belgium’s image both domestically and internationally
  • manages the Résidence Palace International Press Centre (IPC)
  • aims to enhance the professionalism of the federal authorities’ information and communication departments
  • offers products and services

The Directorate-General for External Communication has three departments:


This department is responsible for creating and drafting written and visual content as well as disseminating official information through various digital communication channels.

The department:

  • drafts press releases on the decisions of the Council of Ministers which are published on
  • manages the federal portal
  • answers citizens’ questions  
  • creates visuals
  • develops websites for the Chancellery, the federal government and the related institutions
  • purchases domain names for the federal institutions
  • manages social networks


Editorial department:

Christophe Springael 
02 287 41 92


Cécile Cnockaert
02 287 41 95


This department manages and coordinates the various federal public services’ information campaigns.

The department:

  • provides advice and support to the federal public services with regard to their communication actions: administrative, creative and budgetary follow-up
  • promotion and management of the Federal Truck


Caroline Joris
02 287 41 65


This department organises promotional events and actions, is responsible for promoting Belgium’s image and manages the Résidence Palace International Press Centre (IPC).

The department:

  • organises and coordinates press conferences, shows, concerts, receptions, exhibitions, etc.
  • manages the subsidies awarded by the Chancellery
  • manages the partnership with the European institutions for communication actions in Europe
  • the IPC’s offering of infrastructure and services as a centre hosting Belgian and foreign journalists during events


Events and partnerships:

Laurent Berghe

02 287 41 78


Isabelle Hoberg
02 235 21 29