On December 3, 2020, Queen Mathilde of Belgium paid a working visit to the De Zande Community Institution in Beernem. The Queen met with supervisors and managers of the institution, and with girls who stay there. The pandemic and the corona measures have had a major impact on the functioning of the institution and thus also on the lives of these young people. Because of the corona measures, their contacts with people from outside were very limited.
Queen Mathilde took part in the online European Health Summit
On December 1, Queen Mathilde took part in theEuropean Health Summit 2020 held online this year. The Queen gave a speech during this summit which brings together, virtually, decision-makers, representatives of the private sector and experts from the medical sector. The debates focused on health governance in Europe, the role of innovative medicines and vaccines, health data and digital technology for health, mental health and the sustainability of health systems in Europe.