Governance and policy

The FWO is managed by a Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Flemish Government. Of the total of twelve members, eight are nominated by Flemish universities and the strategic research centres and four members are nominated as independent trustees by the Board of Trustees. In addition, the Audit Committee, the Financial Advisory Committee and the Appointment and Remuneration Committee are in charge of the supervision of specific aspects of the organisation.

The day-to-day management is conducted by the Executive Committee under the direction of the Secretary-General. The Research Policy working group acts as a policy preparatory body and comprises, in addition to the members of the Executive Committee, representatives from the Flemish universities and the strategic research centres.


Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) The FWO is a Public Utility Foundation which was granted legal personality by the Royal Decree of 20 J…

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Charter on Good Governance

The FWO subscribes to the principles of good governance for external independent agencies operating under private law. The document below (i…

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