Ambitious, caring and social, without any hang-ups: Jan Jambon presents the Flemish coalition agreement

30 September 2019
Jan Jambon

“Flanders has to become an undisputed reference in the Europe of the coming decade.” Jan Jambon wasted no time in setting high ambitions during the presentation of the Flemish coalition agreement between the N-VA, Open Vld and CD&V. “Strong Jan” Jambon wants an ambitious, caring, social Flanders without any hang-ups.

Ambitious Flanders

“We are setting the bar high in all areas of society,” the future Flemish Minister-President said during the presentation of the agreement. In practice that means among other things an employment rate of 80%, greater efforts by newcomers to Flemish society and a far-reaching reform of education. “We need all Flemings. Everyone must roll up their sleeves and pitch in,” Jan Jambon said.

Caring and social

The next Flemish Government wants all Flemings to be able to give the best of themselves. “But that is only possible in a caring and social Flanders,” said Jan Jambon. “We never abandon those in need of help.” That translates into, among other things, extra childcare places, a new care budget for the elderly and a strict control of care home prices.

Being Flemish without any hang-ups

A Flemish canon, a museum about Flemish history and culture, a neutral Flemish government. The Flemish nation and identity will receive prominent attention in the Flemish Government under Jan Jambon. The ambition is for every Fleming, new and “old”, to be able to be Flemish without any complexes. “A shared society is only possible when our young generations realise where we come from,” said Jan Jambon. That also means that newcomers will be asked to make more efforts in the field of Civic integration Flanders has a policy for civic integration. This is a guided and targeted form of social integration for people of foreign origin. The intention is that the newcomers are provided with a valuable place in society by including them instead of excluding them. Civic integration, which includes language lessons and civic integration courses, was brought about by the participation of the N-VA in the Flemish Government since 2004 and the appointment of a Minister for Civic Integration. civic integration , among other things regarding knowledge of the Dutch language and our shared standards and values.

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