Belgian and International Setting
It is absolutely essential to describe briefly the Belgian and European employment situation that undeniably influenced FOREM's strategic choices.
At the European level, most noteworthy was the 1996 adoption of International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 181, which recommended opening up the job market and creating a market in which public employment services and private agencies could freely compete. Belgium is still in the process of ratifying the Convention.
The competition therefore comes mostly from abroad, but also increasingly at the regional level. Belgium already has a multitude of private temporary work, placement and training agencies that compete with FOREM.