Plans for Wallonia
Wallonia is currently carrying out several plans in a variety of fields, such as sustainable development, the fight against poverty, project funding, etc. Most of these plans have a fixed duration.
Regional policy declaration (2019–2024)
The Regional policy declaration has a three-pronged goal – social, economic and environmental – which the Walloon government has undertaken to fulfil throughout the 2019–2024 parliamentary term. This plans to drastically reduce poverty and offer each Walloon citizen a decent standard of living; to make Wallonia an exemplary region in terms of fighting climate change; and to establish the region as one of the most relevant industrial-transformation regions in Europe.
Air climate energy plan (2016–2022)
This plan aims to fight greenhouse gas emissions and other atmospheric pollutants and their effects, in order to improve human health, the climate, ecosystems and the environment. In particular, it ensures development in terms of renewable energy, energy efficiency and production techniques that are respectful to the environment and which help to conserve energy.
Plan to fight poverty (2018–)
The risk of poverty in Wallonia is worryingly high. The aim of this plan is to provide concrete and effective responses to the difficulties encountered by people living in precarious conditions and poverty, or people at a high risk of living in precarious conditions and poverty. Specific focus is given to fighting everyday poverty, employment, training and automating access to rights.
Digital Wallonia plan (2019–2024)
Wallonia’s digital strategy is ambitious and innovative. Digital Wallonia is a comprehensive project to transform the region, the economy and society, in order to develop its appeal, competitiveness and the well-being of its citizens. The plan is based around five themes: the digital sector, the digital economy, digital administration, the digital region and digital skills.
European funding (2014–2020)
The entire Walloon region may benefit from the contribution of the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), which co-finances projects that aim to strengthen the competitiveness and the innovative potential of Walloon companies, promote the sustainable development of towns and cities, support the transition to a low-carbon Wallonia and ensures the life-long adequacy of education and work.
Walloon sustainable development strategy (2016–2020)
This strategy aims to create a society that is more respectful of mankind and the environment. It provides a framework to encourage sustainable-development initiatives by all Walloon stakeholders – both public and private – and contains one hundred measures that the Walloon government is committed to implementing, in order to accelerate the transition to sustainable development.