> Users’ guide
Public authorities in Wallonia explain the division of powers
in the five Walloon provinces among the six competent authorities:
the Walloon Region, the French Community, the German-speaking
Community, the Federal Authority, the provinces and the communes.
The first section, Authorities, presents the structures of the
Belgian federal state (institutional
framework), the history
of the Walloon Region (Wallonia : birth of a
region) and each
of the authorities working in Wallonia (the Walloon
Community, the German-speaking
Community, the Federal
Authority, the provinces and the
The second section, Competencies, sets out the responsibilities
of the authorities in each domain. You can choose a field of
competency in the adjacent list, or enter a key-word in the
search engine above.
You can as well consult the glossary or the
table summing up
all the responsibilities of all the authorities. Should a question
pertaining to the division of powers in Wallonia remain unanswered
after your visit to this site, please contact us using this form. We will try to answer you as soon as possible.