Executive teams

Flandrensis has a long history of political traditions, elections and institutions. Academics consider Flandrensis as a perfect example of micronationalism were young people develop their talents and skills on a high level of diplomacy and political simulation.
At present day the Grand Duke has almost all legislative power in Flandrensis, but the Grand Duchy remains a constitutional monarchy with respect for all rights and obligations for the head of state and its citizens. Since 2008 Flandrensis had 19 constitutional reforms, the current governmental system exist since 2016 with as goal to manage the micronation on a professional but pragmatic manner without complicated procedures or institutions.

The Grand Ducal Cabinet

The Grand Duke is supported and advised by a Cabinet led by the Chancellor. The Grand Ducal Cabinet consists of Ministers who have each have specific skills and talents and work on the several projects. All Flandrensians can send their candidature for a position in the Cabinet, after an evaluation by the Chancellor the Ministers are appointed by the Grand Duke.
The Grand Ducal Cabinet discuss internal and foreign affairs on weekly basis.

  • Name: Marquis Joaquín Castillo-Lopez d’Araguez
  • Region: U.S.A/ Mexico
  • Flandrensian since: 2014
  • Minister since: 2015
  • Expertice: Chancellor, right-hand of the Grand Duke and Chairman of the Cabinet and House of Lords. Expert in Flandrensian Constitution and micronational affairs.
  • Name: Count George Lapshynov d’Annenkov
  • Region: Belgium/ France/ UK
  • Flandrensian since: 2015
  • Minister since: 2016
  • Expertice: Chief herald and Vice-Chancellor of Flandrensis, designs all our coat of arms and national symbols
  • Name: Baron Eduard Boada d’Aguilla
  • Region: Catalonia
  • Flandrensian since: 2021
  • Minister since: 2021
  • Expertice: MFA of Flandrensis and expert in diplomatic relations in the micronational community
  • Name: Count Ritoban Paul de Lagrange
  • Region: India
  • Flandrensian since: 2018
  • Minister since: 2018
  • Expertice: artist and our expert in propaganda, he drafts all designs for special occasions on social media
  • Name: Count Albie Mayo DeSabina
  • Region: United Kingdom/ Spain
  • Flandrensian since: 2017
  • Minister since: (2018-2019) 2022
  • Expertice: International studies on Environmental government, climate activist in the UK
  • Name: Count Manuel Noorglo de Barrat
  • Region: Italy
  • Flandrensian since: 2019
  • Minister since: 2021
  • Expertice: expert in climate activism, started the Flandrensian movement in Italy, climate activist in Italy

The Board of Directors

According to the official bylaws of “vzw Groothertogdom Flandrensis”, the non-profit organisation is managed by a Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for all non-profit finances, budget-planning and legal administration. Members of the Grand Ducal Cabinet are external advisors but don’t have the right to vote in the Board. At present day Grand Duke Nicholas and Grand Duchess Delphine are members of the Board.

  • Name: Niels Vermeersch
  • Region: Belgium
  • Flandrensian since: 2008
  • Role: founder of the micronation, chairman of the non-profit and responsible for all administration
  • Name: Delphine Soenen
  • Region: Belgium
  • Flandrensian since: 2008
  • Role: financial advisor of the non-profit organisation

The House of Lords

The House of Lords is a consultative body of Flandrensian peers who share their experience and provide advice or support to the Chancellor, Grand Ducal Cabinet or the Sovereign. All Flandrians who have received a noble title for merit to Flandrensis or the climate are automatically part of this institute. After the death of the sovereign, they have the right to vote to elect the next Grand Duke.