Project 1. Integration of company data in the VDAB business databank (Work and Social Economy)
A connection between the VDAB business bank and the VDAB web procedures for employers with the improved ‘crossroadsbank for companies’ (VKBO).
The VDAB has a business bank with the information of all 250,000 businesses and organizations in Flanders and the border regions which employ personnel. This VDAB business bank forms the central client databank for all the service providing processes of VDAB for employers. Both the internal processes and the web processes for employers are developed around this central business databank. This databank has already been linked for 10 years to the RSZ databank of employers via regular updates. More than 90% of the KBO identification numbers are also stored in this business bank.
The Improved Crossroadsbank for Companies (VKBO) which is being developed by the Flemish government, contains the missing information.
By means of a direct link between the VDAB business bank and the Kruispuntbank for Companies every company will henceforth be clearly identifiable for all service processes.
The KBO identification data will from then constitute the leading data source for all processes for all VDAB information systems. For the identification of businesses the VDAB information systems will wholly switch to the Company number. In view of the status of the Flemish ICT developments the optimum path for linking the VDAB business databank to the KBO is the Flemish Integration Platform and the Improved Kruispuntbank for Companies. (VKBO).
Project 2. Application form for child allowance for over-18s (Education & Training)
Access to the kruispuntbank of the social security with a view to the future cooperation between the education department and the departments for child allowance
The child allowance project aims to abolish the paper form for the application for child allowance for over-18s. At the moment, over-18s have to renew their application for child allowance every year. Altogether this involves almost 250,000 certificates which have to be issued by the education institutes and processed by the RKW. By linking the data from the education institutes to the RKW it is possible to arrange child allowance automatically without the intervention of the citizen.
The Flemish Integration Platform and the Enhanced Register of persons will be used to carry out the project.
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Project 3. Premium search for building and housing (Spatial Planning, Housing Policy and Architectural Heritage)
The premium search project for building and housing ensures that the citizen can find out what premiums he is entitled for buying, renting or rebuilding a house, by completing a form. Eventually the premiums of municipal councils, provinces and groups of councils will be added to the premiums granted by the Flemish and federal government.
In the longer term the intention is to provide for the electronic retrieval of many data on the citizen (including, for example, information on income) and the electronic application for subsidies.
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Link: Premium search for building and housing
Project 4. Generic Gis project – office for unbuilt-up plots (Spatial Planning, Housing Policy and the Architectural Heritage)
At the moment the data on plots are provided by the different governments. The data are inefficiently managed so that a great deal of time is lost and many errors creep into the system. For example, the data on the various partners are copied in the databanks, which means that the data are often not up to date. The data from the local governments are also often entered in an old-fashioned way which requires a great deal of manual entry and corrections. .
With the GeGIS application it becomes possible to make geo-data available to all users via one system. Furthermore, all the parties involved have an interest in entering their own data correctly. By sharing information they also have access to a large volume of extra data.
The application makes the following things possible:
- Keeping the plot-related data up to date in a simple way;
- Guaranteeing user-friendliness for (mainly) councils (viz., because of the permanent availability, performance and clear user interface);
- Incorporating checks on data consistency;
- Integrating links with other databanks (planning and licence register, land registry, geo offices) etc.;
- Providing access to the data for policy to improve policy preparation, determination and evaluation.
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Project 5. Digital application form for study grants (Education & Training)
A new application is currently being developed for the processing and payment of the applications for study grants. This application makes it possible to reuse available data from the past and contains an integration with external databanks. This means that asking for data from the citizen himself can be reduced to a minimum. Furthermore, it means that the dossiers can be processed efficiently, the processing time is shortened and the quality of the processing is improved.
It is not only the back office but also the operation of the front office that is improved via the Flemish Infoline.
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