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Terms of use

Access to and use of this website are subject to the following general terms and conditions of use. You are requested to read these terms of use carefully before using this website.

By merely using the website, you expressly agree to these terms of use. If you have any problems reading these terms of use or if you do not agree with their content, you are requested not to continue using this website.

Aim and content of the website

The website acts as a signpost to look for information about:

  • Risks in Belgium
  • Emergency planning in Belgium
  • Public safety on the Belgian territory
  • Crisis management in Belgium
  • Advice before, during and after emergencies in Belgium
  • Responsibilities and tasks of the National Crisis Center

With this website, the National Crisis Center seeks to provide simple, fast and improved access to this information which is available on the Internet.

Contact details

If you have any questions or comments about the content of the website, please contact the National Crisis Center, Rue Ducale 53, 1000 Brussels or use our contact form

Type of information provided

The information on this website is of a general nature. The information is not adapted to personal or specific circumstances, and can therefore not be considered as personal, professional or legal advice to the user. This website and all materials offered are provided ‘as is’ and without warranties. Use of the website or of the information included on it is solely at your own risk.

If you need specific or personal advice, you should always consult the relevant departments. It must be emphasised that the information and documents made available on or through the website are not to be regarded as exact reproductions of officially adopted texts. Only the official texts published in the Belgian Official Gazette shall be regarded as authentic texts. In the event of differences between the electronic version and the printed text, the official text printed in the Belgian Official Gazette shall always take precedence.


The National Crisis Center strives to ensure that the information made available on the website is complete, correct, accurate and updated. Nevertheless, inaccuracies may occur in the information made available. If the information provided on the website should contain errors or if certain information on the website should be unavailable, the National Crisis Center will make the greatest possible effort to make the necessary alterations as soon as possible.

The Federal Public Service Policy and Support (hereinafter “BOSA”) will make every effort to secure the website by all reasonable means, and to limit any inconveniences caused by technical errors as much as possible. Nevertheless, it cannot exclude the possibility that incorrect technical manoeuvres or unauthorised interventions may take place. For this reason, BOSA can neither guarantee that access to the website will not be interrupted, nor that no other technical problems will occur. Neither the National Crisis Center, nor BOSA can the be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of this website or the information provided.

External links

The National Crisis Center has placed external links on its website that redirect the visitor to a third-party website to document certain information and share additional information. These links are always indicated by an icon or clearly marked. 

The National Crisis Center does not exercise any technical or content control over third-party websites. As a result, the National Crisis Center cannot offer any guarantee as to the completeness or accuracy of the content of these websites, nor as to their availability

The National Crisis Center does not accept any liability for any damage which may result directly or indirectly from the consultation or use of websites of a third party or of the information made available on websites to which are referred on or via the website of the National Crisis Center. Consulting a third-party website is always the responsibility of the visitor.

Intellectual property

The National Crisis Center retains all intellectual property rights to the website. Unless otherwise indicated, the information you find on the website is free of rights. The information on the website may be reproduced free of charge, without prior permission, for private or non-commercial use, provided the source is acknowledged as follows: © NCCN, Brussels, Belgium.

Where prior permission must be obtained for the use or reproduction of certain information, the restrictions on use shall be expressly indicated. Translations that are done on one's own initiative must compulsorily mention the following: "Translation not carried out by the author of the text", as well as the source citation.

The use and reproduction of multimedia information (including but not limited to images, sound and software applications) are always subject to prior permission. This permission must be requested from the National Crisis Center.

Certain software applications and graphics that can be consulted on the website are provided by third parties and may be protected by copyright, which limits the possibility of use and reproduction and requires prior permission from the author.

Reference to websites of the National Crisis Center via hyperlinks may be made freely and without permission. However, the pages of these websites may not be incorporated into the pages of any other website. Non-compliance with these provisions and any unlawful use of all or part of the content of the website may result in prosecution.

Protection of your personal data

The National Crisis Center respects your privacy. For more information, you can consult the following Privacy Notice.


The National Crisis Center uses various cookies as the administrator of this website. For more information, please see our cookie policy.

Applicable law and competent court

These terms of use, the privacy notice and the cookie policy are governed by Belgian law. In the event of a dispute, only the courts and judiciaries of Brussels shall be considered competent.


The National Crisis Center has the right to amend these terms of use. It is your responsibility to regularly review the applicable terms and conditions. These terms of use were last amended and revised on 11 August 2021 [V.01].