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Call for candidates : Urban planning college

Call for candidates so as to submit a double list of candidates for five vacant mandates

The parliament of the Brussels Capital Region will soon submit a double list of candidates to the government of the Brussels Capital Region with a view to appoint five members of the urban planning college as referred to in article 12 of the Brussels Town Planning Code dated 9 April 2004.

On the one hand, three members whose mandates will expire in May 2021 need to be replaced (one of whom is the current chairman of the urban planning college), as well as a resigning member, and on the other hand, a member holding a master's degree in art history and archaeology needs to be appointed, in accordance with article 1 of the decree of the Brussels Regional Authority dated 29 June 1992 with regard to the urban planning college.

The urban planning college consists of nine experts, and the mandates are conferred for a renewable six-year term. Every three years, a third of the college members are renewed.

Being a member of the urban planning college cannot be combined with the following functions or mandates:

  • 1° any elective office for the Brussels Capital Region or one of the municipalities on its territory;
  • 2° mayor, minister, state secretary;
  • 3° member of the European Parliament;
  • 4° government official directly or indirectly dealing with urban planning matters and performing their duties on the territory of the Brussels Capital Region;
  • 5° member of a ministerial cabinet;
  • 6° exercising an activity in the construction sector, namely entrepreneurs, real estate promotion or management, either in a personal capacity or as the director or staff member of a company with that corporate purpose.

The members of the urban planning college are at least thirty and at most seventy years old when they are nominated or when their mandate is renewed.

Pursuant to article 1 of the decree of the Brussels Regional Authority dated 29 June 1992 with regard to the urban planning college, one member has to be a magistrate or honorary magistrate and preside over the college.

Pursuant to article 4 of the same decree, the member appointed by the government to replace the resigning member will finish out this person's mandate (i.e. until April 2025). In accordance with article 2, § 1 of the ordinance dated 27 April 1995 introducing an equal representation of men and women in advisory bodies, the parliament has to nominate at least one man and one woman for each vacant mandate.

People who wish to submit their application may do this by sending a registered letter to the following address: Parliament of the Brussels Capital Region Mr. Rachid MADRANE Chairman 1005 Brussels

or by submitting their application to the Brussels parliament's sessional services during office hours (rue du Chêne 22, 1000 Brussels) against proof of receipt.

The applications must be submitted by Friday 11 June 2021 at 12 noon at the latest.

Candidates are asked to add to their application a copy of their birth certificate as well as a curriculum vitae mentioning their qualifications and professional experience.

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