COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Belgium/ 6.2 Public cultural expenditure  

6.2.2 Public cultural expenditure broken down by level of government

A study carried out by the French Community found that both in Flanders and in Wallonia, the Communities are the most important financial supporters of the cultural sector. The study also found that the municipalities play a more important part in Flanders than in Wallonia. As the cultural support system is federalised, the Belgian government provides only 2.4% of the total budget.

Table 1:    Public cultural expenditure: by level of government, in EUR, in %, 2002

Level of government

Expenditure

% of total

Federal state

76 391

2.4

National lottery

27 776

0.9

Brussels-capital region

25 376

0.8

Flemish Community Commission in Brussels

16 282

0.5

French Community Commission in Brussels

10 944

0.4

The 19 communities in Brussels

104 199

3.3

Flemish Community

879 315

28.1

Flemish provinces

198 888

6.4

Flemish municipalities

763 794

24.4

French Community

554 516

17.7

Walloon provinces

92 584

3.0

Walloon municipalities

291 170

9.3

German speaking Community

16 500

0.5

Source:    Faits&Gestes, nr. 13, 2004. Ministère de la Communauté française.


Chapter published: 09-03-2012

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