Belgium

Belgium’s Personal and Household Services (PHS) system is among the most well-developed in the European Union. Belgium, which generally exhibits characteristics of a Continental Welfare state, has a strong focus on developing instruments to provide and subsidise noncare PHS activities to all people living in the country. This notable interest in strengthening broad-based non-care PHS also aligns with Nordic countries. The best-known PHS instrument in Belgium is the Service Voucher System (SVS), which is widely regarded as a forerunner among PHS programs and has been identified as a model for other countries looking to strengthen their PHS programs.

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