French Community Commission (COCOF)
Remit and responsibilities
The COCOF takes initiatives in the Brussels-Capital Region with regard to culture, education, well-being and health. It can form and fund institutions or take initiatives itself within the scope of community responsibilities.
The French Community of Belgium transferred a number of responsibilities to the COCOF on 1 January 1994. These include tourism, social promotion, job market retraining, sport infrastructures, management of school buildings, school transport, and public health and assistance policy. The COCOF can vote on its own legislative texts (decrees) in these matters.
The French Community Commission is made up of a legislative body (the Assembly) and an executive body (the Board).
Assembly of the French Community Commission
The Assembly of the French Community Commission, the Brussels French-speaking Parliament, is made up of the 72 members of the French-speaking group in the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region.
Board of the French Community Commission
The Board of the French Community Commission (FR) is made up of French-speaking ministers and secretaries of state of the Government of the Region.