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.
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.
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.
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.
Applicable law and competent court