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Legal status, type of organisation, extent to which the PES is an autonomous organisation, etc.


ACTIRIS was established according to Royal Decree (1988). Subsequently, it was abolished, due to the Brussels Edict (2001), which granted ACTIRIS the status of a Type B para-regional public-interest institution (according to the Law of 16. March 1954 for the governance of public-interest institutions). What this means in practice is that ACTIRIS self-managed, through an administrative committee and board of directors. The administrative committee is under the patronage of the Ministry of Employment for the Brussels capital region. The distinguishing feature of the committee is that it is administered through a partnership organizations representing employers and workers.[1]

The Management Contract delineates a mutual commitment shared between ACTIRIS and the government which has to be fulfilled under a common goal. Based on this, ACTIRIS mandates objectives to be fulfilled, and the government commits itself to foster these aims on a political level, as well as to make adequate financial resources available in the budget. The goal is the optimal use of resources, by clearly defining the priorities for how the jobs creation policy should be implemented, by assuring an appropriate legal regulation framework for the Employment Office, and in which it can be guaranteed that the necessary budgetary resources are available to fulfill ACTIRIS's mission.

[1]Note: so long as Belgium has a social security system which is financed through employee contributions, the regional jobs creation policy will be financed through the regional budget.employee contributions, the regional jobs creation policy will be financed through the regional budget.

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