Belgian School at Athens
The Belgian School École Belge d' te Athena or Athènes (Greek Βελγική Σχολή Αθηνών, short EBSA or BSA or EBA) is one of 17 foreign archaeological institutes in Greece, all of which have their head office in Athens.
The school was officially established in 1985 by the Greek government, the Comité des Belges en Grèce fouilles asbl the rank of a " School of Archaeology " rose to the condition, however, to take their headquarters in Athens. The committee itself was established in 1965 as a non-profit organization the successor of the Centre national des à l' extérieur fouilles, a society based on private initiative in 1962 organization that coordinated the Belgian archaeological activities in Greece and supervised. The founders of the Centre were nationally three former Belgian members of the École française d' Athènes, which collaborated with the Belgian Archaeology in Greece since the beginning of the 20th century.
As the first activity of the excavation in Thorikos was started in 1963, initially with the support of the Belgian Fonds de la recherche fondamentale collective à l' initiative of chercheurs, later the Fund Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek / Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, both ministerial institutions. The early 1970s built the excavation house in Thorikos became the center of the Belgian Archaeological Mission in Greece and became one with all the necessary facilities for research appointed point of contact.
Since 1999, the Belgian school received an annual budget for the logistical support, financial security but it reached only in 2002 with the establishment of the Centre Belge de recherches en Grèce archéologiques that in the Belgian universities, the state and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts Brussels is supported. Finally, in 2003 the Greek legislation was in accordance with the Belgian School te Athene / École Belge d' Athènes founded as a company governed by Greek law, established in Athens. First director was Christiane Tytgat, previously worked at the Ecole Francaise. Since 2007, the School of Steven Soetens was conducted. His successor since 2012 January Driessen.
Current research focuses on the excavation in Thorikos in Sission in Crete and Titan at Corinth. The Belgian school gives out no separate organ of publication, but is involved in the publication of periodicals Belgian universities. The school organizes congresses and exhibitions on topics of Greek archeology.