Budget Expenditures

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In line with the coalition agreement the Flemish government plans in 2021 for 1.75 billion euro of new policy. Of this, 300 million euro is for corona (one-off), 286 million euro for welfare and 250 million euro for education.

The Sixth State Reform not only significantly increased the expenditures of the Flemish Community in absolute terms, but also changed the proportion of the different policy areas in the expenditure budget. Before the state reform almost 40% of the expenditures went to Education and Training. After the sixth state reform the proportion of Education and Training decreased to 30%, although increasing in amount. At the same time we see an increase from 15% to 26% for Welfare, Public Health and Family Affairs and from 5% to 7% for Employment and Social Economy.

In 2021 the Flemish Government will start a Flemish plan to reinforce the recovery and to sustainably increasing the productivity and competitiveness of the Flemish economy. The main focus in this plan will lie on 8 topics: 65,0 million euro on capital reinforcement and support of enterprises, 1,52 billion euro for public infrastructure, 1,18 billion euro on climat, sustainability and innovation, 800,0 million euro on digital transformation, 655,0 million euro on ‘Warm Flanders’, 83,0 million euro for the preparation of the Brexit and 10,0 million euro to take a closer look at the performance of the Flemish administration.


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Education and Training

15,075,245

Welfare, Public Health and Family

13,175,266

Chancellery, Administration and Foreign Affairs

4,754,396

Mobility and Public Works

4,275,987

Work and Social Economy

3,569,451

Finance and Budget

3,319,764

Environment

2,174,392

Economy, Science and Innovation

1,932,232

Culture, Youth, Sport and Media

1,316,397

Agriculture and Fisheries

200,548

Higher Entities

137,150

TOTAL

49,930,828