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Modernization of Belgian public administration: The Copernicus reform

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 18 April 2008




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After legislative elections in June 1999, the Belgian federal government made the modernization of public administration one of its main priorities. A major reform of the various administrations, aimed at restoring citizens' confidence in the public institutions, was announced in the governmental declaration. This program is known as the Copernicus reform.

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(2008), "Modernization of Belgian public administration: The Copernicus reform", Strategic Direction, Vol. 24 No. 5, pp. 25-27.



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