Cultural and Youth Infrastructure

Dutch speaking chamber on March 26, 2013

The Court of Audit has examined investments by the Flemish Community in superlocal cultural and youth infrastructure, both in government’s own infrastructure and in subsidized infrastructure. The investigation also covered the cultural and youth infrastructure management government entrusted third parties with. The court concluded that government lacks sufficient insight in infrastructural needs in order to be able to formulate well founded policy objectives. Furthermore, government does not systematically evaluate the impact of concluded investment projects on performances and operating costs. Concerning maintenance, the government services involved lack sufficient insight in the progress of the work. Finally, assigning infrastructure to third parties isn’t based on preliminary set criteria, nor on objective selection procedures.