Entrepreneurship in Flanders
Voka - Limburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry is part of the Flemish employers’ organisation Voka Limburg. This organisation emerged in January 2004 from the alliance between the Flemish Economic Federation (Vlaams Economisch Verbond, VEV) and the six Chambers of Commerce in Flanders, representing a combined total of 18,000 small, medium, and large enterprises. They account for 66% of added value in Flanders and 65% of private employment. Together, they encompass 910,000 employees. In addition, we work closely with numerous other international Chambers: International Chambers of Commerce, World Chambers Network, Eurochambers, Euregion Chambers of Commerce, and Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce.
- 12,000 International Chambers of Commerce
- 1,700 Eurochambers
- 13 Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce
ICC is the institutional representative and world organisation for more than 45 million companies in more than 100 countries. Its mission is to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.
Eurochambers represents over 20 million companies in Europe through 45 members (43 national associations of chambers of commerce and industry and two transnational chamber organisations) and a European network of 1,700 regional and local chambers. More than 93% of these companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Chambers’ member companies employ over 120 million people.
The Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce represents recognised Chambers of Commerce in Belgium and Belgian Chambers abroad. It ensures the quality and consistency of the chamber network, with a focus on international and sustainable business.
WCN was established 20 years ago as the off icial chamber portal for e-commerce. WCN’s unique platform is an essential business tool providing business and market information through chambers (local to global), business promotion, verification, and trust services.
With its three EU member states, three languages, and five regions, the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion is oft en referred to as the European Union in a microcosm. It has long been familiar with cross-border cooperation. Aachen, Eupen, Hasselt, Liège, and Maastricht are part of the Euregion Meuse-Rhine with more than 3.8 million residents and over 280,000 companies.