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Residual Federal Education Policy

The residual federal competencies with regard to education are established by article 127, § 1, 2§, a) and b) of the Constitution:

  • establishment of the beginning and end of obligatory schooling, interpretation of the minimum conditions for receiving degrees, support to various education-related institutions and activities
  • language use in education (art. 129, §2 of the Constitution, the Law of 30 July 1963 and its royal application decrees): the terms for the linguistic inspection in educational establishments located in the regions and communes where there exists a certain bilingualism
  • foreign university students: payment by the State to the French and Flemish Communities of endowments intended for financing university education provided to foreign students
  • moreover persons of another nationality (other than nationals of the Member states of the European Community or of another State which is party to the Agreement concerning the European Economic Space) may be allowed by royal decree to act as architect in Belgium
  • co-ordination of the application of the directive 2005/36/CE on the recognition of professional qualifications in Belgium.

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