bon is the Brussels reception office for integration participants. bon welcomes people of foreign origin who have a minimum 3 month residence permit. Both newcomers and non-newcomers can come to bon for a free integration programme.
bon gives clear and correct information about living, working and life in Belgium and Brussels. It also tells you about what the rights and duties of Belgian citizens are. bon provides this knowledge in a set of courses available in over 20 contact languages. Additionally, bon offers participants an accessible way to learn Dutch, in close collaboration with the Huis van het Nederlands Brussel. Integration participants get individual and future-oriented counselling, and workshops focused on employment, education and participation in society.
Minors are welcome as well. bon actively refers newcomer-minors to reception classes. We work with several partners to provide a range of socio-cultural activities for foreign minors.
Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering
From January 1st 2015, bon is part of the Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering. This agency supports the Flemish integration policy. It collects all social and civic integration, social translation and interpreting services (except in the cities Ghent and Antwerp).