IDEA is a permanent advisor and partner of the Flemish government.
IDEA is frequently consulted by departments and agencies in the various policy areas. Especially for the policy areas that are closely linked to the three transitions IDEA stands for (new economy, vibrant places, modern governance) intensive cooperation is taking place.
We perform independent evaluations of the existing policy and instruments, but also inspire the future (the improved use of technology, the evolution towards a more circular economy, a more efficient use of space, the optimal scale for the local authorities, etc.).
We also think about the practical implementation: what instruments are needed to give substance to 'Industry 4.0' or the Spatial Planning policy plan for Flanders, for example?