Belgium there is national and regional governmental support for research
and development. It takes different forms: Related to the objectives as
mentioned in the national and regional action plans, a federal or regional
government could decide to support research by subsidising .This form of
support is the major instrument for implementing the priorities in the
framework of the national and regional policies as set out in the National
or Regional Action Plan Programmes.
to support research and development linked to VET/HRD are provided from
the budgets of the relevant Policy Area and ministries in Flanders. For
the Flemish community these are the former Department of Education, now
called: POLICY AREA EDUCATION AND TRAINING, and the Flemish POLICY AREA
WORK and SOCIAL ECONOMY (the former Ministry of the Flemish Community-
Dept. Employment Administration) related to financing of VET/HRD research
that is primarily implemented by research institutions, universities and
higher education institutions.
Wallonia there are the Ministry for Education, Training, Research of the
French community (Ministère de l'Education, de la Formation, de
la Recherche de la Communauté Française ) and the Ministry
of Education of the French community (Ministère de l'Education de
la Communauté Française R&D), the Public Body in the
French-speaking Community of Belgium Education and scientific research,
related to financing of VET/HRD research that is primarily implemented
by research institutions and universities (like the University center of
Charlerloi -Centre Universitaire de Charleroi -Cunic and the Free University
is also the institutional support focused on medium-term plans of research
institutions and on specific research carried out by universities and higher
education institutions. Resources are provided from the mentioned budgets
of policy areas and ministries.
institutions, universities and higher education institutions can also do
basic research by self-financing.
and Development is otherwise also supported by means of programmes co-funded
from the European Social Fund and Objective 3, whose aim is to improve
people’s skills and employment prospects. Most important to know is that
financing resources are different in Flanders and Wallonia, depending on
the issues that need to be examined. Labour market issues in Flanders do
not have the same proportion of EU-financing as in Wallonia.