Inter-administrative relations between the Flemish government and the cities and municipalities

Dutch speaking chamber on June 11, 2019

The evolution whereby the Flemish government gives cities and municipalities more and more policy freedom is reflected in, among other things, the integration into the Municipalities Fund of seven subsidy flows to local authorities, and less control and monitoring by the Flemish government. The Court of Audit investigated whether this integration was properly prepared and implemented. It established that the transition from the Flemish government to a more coaching and supporting role has indeed taken shape. However, for the time being this has been accompanied by a loss of policy information.