National Situations: Belgium

As everywhere in Europe, Belgium has been deeply affected by the financial and economical crisis since its premise in 2008, even if, according to several criteria, Belgium faced it better, in comparison with other countries and with the European average. Today, the unfavourable European economic situation, and the recent Federal government measures of austerity impact the economic dynamism of the country (...)
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RENEWALS : Lessons learnt & Deliverables – December 2013

PME, restructurations, innovations et dialogue social - policy paper 1, version française.

Les restructurations dans les services publics : crise, dialogue social et projet européen Renewals - policy paper 2, version française.

SMEs, restructuring, innovations and social dialogue - policy paper 1, english version.

Restructuring in public services : crisis, social dialogue and Renewals - policy paper 2, english version.

Our publications about Belgium


Belgium – Stats on restructuring were published

August 8, 2016

The public service Service Public Federal Emploi, Travail Et Concertation Social, has published in French the statistics on restructuting in the first semester od 2016. This 14 pages document can be accessed here:


Belgium – Government intends to implement flexibility in working time

April 29, 2016

The Belgian government is currently refining a draft reform of statutory working time that will favour an increase in flexible working. The government believes that this reform will respond to the wishes of many workers by allowing for a better balance between family and working life. Trade unions, however, fear that this flexibility will only […]


Belgium – Statistics on redundant workers in 2015

April 14, 2016

The Belgian public office on employment, work and social concertation has launched the statistics on redundant workers for the year 2015 on 7 April 2016. The publication, in French, can be found here:


Belgium – Belgian companies may use temporary unemployment status

March 31, 2016

Belgian companies have the option to appeal the temporary unemployment for ‘force majeure’ after the tragic events in Brussels on the 22 March. Further information can be found here, in French:


Belgium – Publication of the official statistics on restructuring in 2015

January 21, 2016

Published on the 19 January 2016, the statistics of restructuring from January to December 2015 were published by the Service Public Fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation Sociale. The document in French can be accessed here: