17.10.2006

New order concerning the poverty report

On 7 July 2006, the Joint Assembly of the Joint Community Commission (the Brussels parliament) adopted a new order concerning the Brussels report on the state of poverty.

You will find the text of this new order in the pdf document below. It replaces the 2001 order.

The new order provides inter alia for an annual social barometer at the start of the parliamentary year. The Health and Social Observatory is currently working on updating the 2005 social barometer (see indicators/poverty indicators on this site).

In addition, the ordinance provides for a biennial poverty report, alternating with the report of the service with responsibility for tackling poverty, marginalisation and social exclusion. The biennial report will include a thematic section and an action plan for combating poverty. A roundtable will also be held every two years.

New order available in French and Dutch

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