An extraordinary, insightful and inspiring conference on performance-informed budgeting in Flanders

Performance-Informed Budgeting in Flanders

On Monday, March 4, the “Performance-Informed Budgeting in Europe: Recipes for Success in Flanders” conference took place at the Palace of the Academies. This conference was organized in the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A special, insightful and inspiring afternoon where numerous high-profile experts from home and abroad came to share their insights.

Best kid in the class

In recent months, the OECD has been scrutinizing the Flemish path to a performance-informed budget.

During the conference, Alfrun Tryggvadottir (OECD) presented the results of this study. These showed that Flanders is among “the best kids in the class.” But … what is good can always be better. So, she also gave recommendations for the future.

Afterwards, experts Debby Vos of the Court of Audit, Elva Bova of the European Commission and Wouter Van Dooren of the University of Antwerp reflected on those results and recommendations.

Across borders

In the second part of the conference, we looked across borders and got valuable insights from Estonia, Spain, Denmark and France. Finally, Koen Algoed shared his key takeaways.


Presentations (download)

OECD Report: Performance- Informed Budgeting in Flanders (download)

More about the role of Flanders

From Jan. 1 to June 30, 2024, Belgium will have the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Flanders will also play an important role in it. For example, it will represent Belgium as president for the Industry, Youth, Culture, Media and Fisheries sections. More information on the EU Presidency can be found here.

More about the role of Belgium

On the official website of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union you can find information about the Belgian Presidency, news items, the program, the events organized, and so on. Go to the official website.