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Title: THE ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANISATION OF BELGIUM AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROVINCE


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THE ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANISATION OF BELGIUM AT THE
LEVEL OF THE PROVINCE
  • RECEPTION OF THE EUROPE COLLEGE
  • 19 SEPTEMBER 2007

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Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium 2. Provinces in Flanders 3. Province of
West Flanders
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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.1 Basic governments at three levels

International institutions
Communities
Regions
Federal State
Provinces
Municipalities
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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.1.1 Federal State
  • a. Belgium Federal State
  • b. Institutions
  • Chamber of Representatives
  • Senate
  • King and Federal Government
  • c. Competences
  • Foreign Affairs, National Defence, Justice,
    Finance, Social Security, Public Health, Internal
    Affairs, …
  • a federal state does not constitute a higher
    government with respect to Communities and
    Districts
  • NB. Constitutional Court violation of the
    distribution of competences

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Federal state
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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.1.2 Communities
  • a. Flemish Community
  • French Community
  • German-speaking Community
  • b. Institutions
  • Council/Parliament
  • Government
  • c. Competences
  • culture, education, official use of languages,
    health policy, assistance to individuals

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Communities
  • Flemish community

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Communities
  • French community

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Communities
  • German-speaking community

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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.1.3 Regions
  • a. Flemish Region
  • Walloon Region
  • Brussels-Capital Region
  • b. Institutions
  • Council/Parliament
  • Government
  • NB. 1 Flemish Parliament and 1 Flemish
    Government
  • ( Community Region)
  • c. Competences
  • economy, employment, agriculture, water policy,
    housing, public works, energy, transport,
    environment, town and country planning, nature,
    local governments

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Regions
  • Flemish region Walloon region
    Brussels-capital
  • region

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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.1.4 Provinces
  • a. - Five Flemish Provinces
  • Antwerp, Limburg, Flemish Brabant, East
    Flanders, West Flanders
  • - Five Walloon Provinces
  • Hainault, Liège, Luxemburg, Namur,
    Walloon Brabant
  • - Brussels-Capital Region
  • ? province

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provinces
  • Five Flemish provincies
  • Antwerp (1) , Limbourg (2), East Flanders (3) ,
  • Flemish Brabant (4) , West Flanders (5) ,

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provinces
Five Walloon provinces
  • Walloon Brabant (1), Hainault (2), Liège (3) ,
    Luxemburg (4), Namur (5)

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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.1.4 Provinces
  • b. Institutions
  • Provincial Council
  • Deputation (Provincial Executive)
  • Governor
  • c. Competences
  • matters of provincial interest
  • shared government

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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.1.5 Municipalities
  • a. 589 municipalities
  • b. Institutions
  • Municipal Council
  • College of Mayor and Aldermen
  • Mayor
  • NB. Districts (District council, Bureau,
    president)
  • c. Competences
  • municipal interest
  • shared government

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Municipalities in West Flanders
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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.1.6 State reforms
  • 1970 cultural communities
  • 1980 3 communities 2 regions
  • 1988-1989 3rd region (Brussels)
    and additional regionalization of
    competences
  • 1993 regionalization of competences
  • 2001 regionalization of competences (among
    which organic legislation for provinces and
    municipalities)

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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.2 Government organisations with a closed task
    setting
  • 1.2.1 By law or decree

International institutions
Communities
Regions
Federal State
Flemish public institution
semi-govern-mental
external department ministry
Provinces
police zone
public centre for social welfare
polders/ protection against flooding
administra-tion religious services
Municipalities
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1. Outline of the administrative organisation of
Belgium
  • 1.2.2 Voluntary foundation or association

International institutions
Communities
Regions
Federal State
Internal provincial autonomous agency
Provinces
intermunicipal co-operation
External provincial autonomous agency
npo (nonprofit organisation)
Municipalities
Internal or external local autonomous agency
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2. Provinces
  • 2.1 Provinces decentralized governments
  • a. provincial law 30 April 1836 and
  • - Flemish provincial decree 9 december 2005
  • - Decree of 12 February 2004 with regard to the
    organisation of the Walloon provinces
  • autonomy provincial interest
  • administrative supervision
  • b. core task debate Flanders provinces
  • municipalities (agreement 2003)

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2. Provinces
  • 2.1 Provinces decentralized governments
  • c. definition of provincial interest (art. 2
    provincial decree 9 december 2005)
  • 1. intermediary decision-making 2.
    Support for other governement
    organisations 3. Cooperation in a region

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2. Provinces
  • 2.2 Provincial council
  • 2.2.1 Composition
  • Directly elected every six years
  • Min. 47 / max. 84 provincial council members
  • Chairman
  • Bureau
  • Commissions
  • 2.2.2 Meetings
  • At the invitation of the chairman whenever
    matters falling within the competence of the
    provincial council require a meeting
  • An average of 1x a month

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2. Provinces
  • 2.2 Provincial council
  • 2.2.3 Competences
  • Integrity of competences
  • Regulations
  • Advisory bodies
  • Appoint members of the deputation
  • Budget
  • Personnel matters
  • Provincial goods
  • Government assignments
  • Policy plans
  • Establish provincial institutions

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2. Provinces
  • 2.3 Deputation
  • 2.3.1 Composition
  • Appointed by the Provincial Council
  • 6 elected members
  • Governor (chairman)
  • Provincial clerk (secretary)
  • 2.3.2 Meetings
  • An average of 1x a week

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2. Provinces
  • 2.3 Deputation
  • 2.3.3 Competences
  • Daily government of province
  • Decision-making of Provincial Council and
    Deputation
  • Decision-taking of Provincial council and
    Deputation
  • Shared government Federal State, Community and
    Region (e.g. urban development and environmental
    licences)
  • NEW Delegation by the Provincial Council

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2. Provinces
  • 2.4 Governor
  • 2.4.1 Appointed by the Flemish Government on the
    unanimous advice of the Federal Government
  • 2.4.2 Competences qualities
  • Government commissioner Flemish Government (e.g.
    administrative supervision on municipalities)
  • Government commissioner Federal Government (e.g.
    maintaining of public order and safety)
  • Chairman Deputation

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2. Provinces
  • 2.5 Provincial clerk
  • 2.5.1 Appointed by the Provincial Council
  • 2.5.2 Competences
  • Guidance of provincial staff ( federal staff at
    provincial governments)
  • Provincial Council and Deputation secretariat
  • Correspondence archives
  • NEW Delegation by the Deputation (daily
    governement)
  • NEW financial administration/internal control

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2. Provinces
  • 2.6 Financial manager
  • 2.6.1 Appointed by the Provincial Council
  • 2.6.2 Competences
  • Accounting, annual accounts, payments, accounts
    management, investments, …
  • Control of commitments
  • Tax collection
  • Budgetary advice and long-range plan

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2. Provinces
  • 2.7 Management team
  • Coordination communication - quality

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2. Provinces
  • 2.8 Administration
  • Provincial staff
  • Flemish Community Ministry staff
  • Federal staff
  • 2.9 Financing of provinces
  • Taxation
  • Provincial Fund
  • Subsidies (convenants)

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2. Provinces
  • 2.10 Privatization
  • External autonomous agency with corporate
    personality (public/private law)
  • Internal autonomous agency
  • Participation in associations and institutions
  • 2.11 Administrative supervision on provinces
  • Regular administrative supervision Regions
  • Approval/authorization
  • Suspension
  • Nullification

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3. Province of West Flanders
  • 3.1 PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
  • Chairman Jean de Bethune
  • 84 members
  • majority 2 political parties 36 18
  • minority 3 political parties 14 14 2

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3. Province of West Flanders
  • 3.2 DEPUTATION (Provincial executive)
  • Chairman Paul Breyne, governor
  • Members Jan Durnez, Patrick Van Gheluwe, Dirk De
    fauw, Marleen Titeca-Decraene, Gunter Pertry and
    Bart Naeyaert.
  • Provincial registrar Hilaire Ost

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3. Province of West Flanders
  • 3.3 Region for Recreation
  • Recreation
  • - Westtoer (autonomous Provincial enterprise)
  • - Provincial domains
  • Culture
  • - Provincial Museum for Modern Art (Ostend)
  • - TiNCK
  • - Cultural prizes, tournaments en festivals
  • - computer network for public libraries
  • - maintainance en restauration cultural patrimony

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3. Province of West Flanders
  • 3.4 Enterprising Region
  • Tourism
  • - Westtoer (autonomous Provincial enterprise)
  • Agriculture
  • - Provincial Centre for Agricultural Research and
    Development
  • Economic Development - POM
  • - (Provincial Corporation for Economic
    Development)
  • Education
  • - Provincial Technical Institute

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3. Province of West Flanders
  • 3.5 Quality Region
  • Environment and Nature
  • - nature and environmental education
  • - management of non-navigable watercourses
  • - environmental policyplan and Town and Country
    planning
  • Welfare
  • - support for municipalities, public centres for
    social welfare and private institutions
  • - management of own institutions for the
    handicapped
  • - educational centre for development aid
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