Agency for Integration: efficiency gains and restructuring

Dutch speaking chamber on February 25, 2020

The Court examined the reorganization of the integration sector. In 2015, existing organizations were merged into the new Agency for Integration. The Court found that, despite increasing subsidies, the predicted efficiency gains from the reorganization were not achieved, among other things due to unrealistic assumptions in the financial plan. Moreover, the funding model of the agency was based on a constant budget, that was not adjusted to the strongly fluctuating workload. The restructuring costs are not the estimated 5.5 million euros, but mounted to 12.5 million euros.