Au pairs

Dutch speaking chamber on June 26, 2018

At the Flemish Parliament’s request, the Court of Audit has examined the au pair schemes for young people. The current rules applied to non-European au pairs are of a hybrid nature: au pair programmes combine cultural exchanges and light housework. However, both notions are not sufficiently well-defined, what makes controls more difficult. The competent authorities should provide a better legal framework. Moreover, they should also focus on European au pairs, for whom legislative provisions still have to be laid down.